A few months ago I came across a recipe for super easy pumpkin muffins. Easy meaning two ingredients: Spice cake mix and canned pumpkin. While I loved the simplicity of the recipe, I wanted a little bit more moisture in my muffins. So today I did a little experimenting and we loved this new version of banana-pumpkin streusel muffins. They are so soft and moist and yummy! Don’t let the cake mix throw you off, these are a new favorite at our house.
I doubled the batch and made half of them with chocolate chips, and half of them without. Both were great.
Banana Pumpkin Streusel Muffins
Preheat oven to 350
- 1 Spice Cake Mix
- 2 Ripe Bananas
- 1/2 can pumpkin
- 1/2 cup Applesauce
- 1 tsp vanilla
*Optional: add chocolate chips
*Another fun variation: If you aren’t using this recipe for breakfast, Skip the Streusel topping and top your muffins with cream cheese frosting for a yummy cupcake!
Using a mixer, combine your cake mix, pumpkin, bananas (mashed), applesauce and vanilla. Mix just long enough to get a nice batter.
- 1 1/2 Tablespoon cold butter
- 1/3 cup flour
- 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
Using a fork (or your fingers) mix the flour and sugar into your butter until you get a nice crumbly mixture. Crumble on top of your muffins, and place muffins in the oven. Bake for 15-18 minutes.