A Baking Tangent: The Easiest Muffin Recipe Ever

Today I have a random, baking-based post for you.

I know....did I forget this is a teaching blog? Maybe... but let me explain.

Last week a little cutie in my class brought me a few muffins and I almost died they were so good. Being that I am not the baker, I thought it wouldn't be possible for me to replicate this goodness.
In fact, when my hubby saw me baking yesterday and taking a few pictures he was in shock. I said it's for my blog and he laughed.

As in a real good "LOL"

As in he said... I don't know if it's the best idea for YOU to be telling people how to cook or bake. Sounds like he is being mean, but he is far from it. He is just trying to protect you...my reader. And himself...in case he is asked to eat something horrible {which has happened before.}

But in this case, I can do it... and that is why I am sharing this super-easy, super-delicious and super-perfect-for-Thanksgiving-muffin:

So the mom of the little one who gifted me this goodness is also a fellow teacher at my school and she told me that these muffins require 2 ingredients...what!?!
Ready for the recipe...that's it...above... that's all of it:
*One box of spice cake mix
*one 15 ounce can of pumpkin....that is it!

Oh....except that I add chocolate to all things so ingredient #3 is chocolate chips {if you like}

Um, mix....and bake. No water, oil....nothing else... no add this in slowly and then set this aside, etc, etc... that is when I run into problems...

You do get a little arm workout as you mix because the batter is thick.

I baked them at 350 for 17 minutes {which is what the back of the spice cake mix told me to do}

That is it.
I've decided to bundle these up in these chevron bags, that look more like Christmas than Thanksgiving, but hey, so does everything else right now anyway.... and give these to some neighbors and friends.

I'll be back with some teaching posts soon.... can you tell someone is off work?

But hey, I had to do this baking tangent because this is just the simple type of thing I need to give as gifts to school staff and parent volunteers next Thanksgiving! Or...maybe we can add these to the kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast menu?


  1. I was dying laughing about your husband laughing at you in the kitchen. This sounded just like something Jerm would say to me. I made him read your blog post.
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  2. Since I am not teaching now I have been posting recipes on my blog alot. This sounds so easy and yummy! Thanks!

    Keep Calm and Apple On

  3. Small world. I had a student bring me these little "cookies" still warm from the oven two weeks ago. She and her mom made them before coming to school. I told them I needed the recipe, since they were so good and if my kindergarten student could make them...what a fun class project! Love reading your blog and all the things you do to help me teach.