Pumpkin muffins are one of my favorite things in the world and not just during fall either. I love to enjoy pumpkin muffins any time of year. Luckily, I can still enjoy the delicious flavor of pumpkin spice muffins while following the Weight Watchers Freestyle program. This recipe for Weight Watchers Pumpkin Muffins with Sugar Free Cake Mix will make delicious 3 point treats that taste like pumpkin pie.
Why these WW pumpkin muffins are awesome
These cake mix and pumpkin weight watchers muffins could not be easier to make and they just smell amazing while baking up. This is one of my favorite pumpkin recipes and I love that they are only 3 ww points each. Just five ingredients are needed to make them: Pillsbury Sugar Free Cake mix (I used classic yellow, but you can use any variety), an egg, water, pumpkin puree and cinnamon. My kids love to help me make these, so you know it's an easy recipe!
- box of cake mix (sugar free, yellow)
- can of pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
How to make weight watcher pumpkin muffins
Start out by mixing all of the ingredients together in a large bowl.
Make sure to mix until all of the ingredients have been fully incorporated.
Grease a muffin pan with cooking spray and fill up each of the muffin cups with ¼ cup of the batter mixture. You can also you muffin liners for easier cleanup. This weight watchers pumpkin muffin recipe makes 15 muffins, so I generally use a 12 count muffin pan and a 6 count muffin pan so I can cook the batch at the same time.
To test for doneness, when the cooking time has ended, insert a toothpick into the center of a muffin. If the toothpick comes out clean, the muffins are ready. When they are done baking, remove them from the oven and the muffin tins and place them on a cooling rack to cool.
These 5 ingredient pumpkin muffins are absolutely delicious and at 3 smart points each, they make a great breakfast when paired with fruit. I also enjoy them as a snack or dessert.
Keep in mind that because this uses sugar free cake mix, you will want to limit your consumption of the muffins to 1-2 a day. Sugar free cake mix contains sugar alcohols which could have a laxative effect when taken in large quantities.
Weight Watchers Pumpkin Muffins
- 1 box sugar free yellow cake mix
- 1 can pumpkin, 15 oz
- ½ cup water
- 1 egg
- 1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Combine the sugar free cake mix, pumpkin, water, egg and cinnamon in a large bowl. Mix thoroughly.
- Grease a muffin pan and fill up each cup with ¼ cup of the batter.
- Bake at 325 degrees for 25 minutes.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool.
Frequently asked questions
If you are a lover of that pumpkin chocolate flavor, you can substitute sugar free devil's food cake mix for the yellow cake mix.
Yes, you can. Simple adjust the cooking time to 10-13 minutes.
Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. You can then refrigerate for 2 more days.
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