Yum Yum Brownie Muffins

Total Time:
40 min
Prep:
5 min
Inactive:
15 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
12 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 (18 1/4-ounce) box devil's food cake mix
  • 1 (15-ounce) can 100-percent pure pumpkin
  • Fresh berries, for serving, optional
Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Pour cake mix into a large bowl and whisk to remove any lumps. Add pumpkin and stir until completely smooth and uniform.

Cook's Note: Do not add any other ingredients that may be mentioned on the cake mix box, like eggs, oil, or water. The mixture will be very thick, so you might be tempted to add in other things to make the batter smoother. Do not do this!

Place batter into a 12-cup muffin pan lined with foil baking cups and/or sprayed with nonstick spray. Place pan in the oven and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean, about 20 minutes.

Allow to cool slightly and then serve. Garnish with fresh berries, if using. Enjoy!

PER SERVING (1 muffin): 181 calories, 3.5g fat, 357mg sodium, 37g carbs, 2g fiber, 20g sugars, 2g protein


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This was definitely approved by my family! They were fantastic! However, we added a few tablespoons of chocolate chips to the mix (4 year old's request). He even knew there was pumpkin in it and still enjoyed them. Super easy to make with little kids. I'm a from scratch baker, but mothers know that it can be way harder to bake scratch with littles helping. some days you want to appease their wish to bake without the headache of the mess. item not reviewed by moderator and published
What a waste of a can of pumpkin. Perfectly awful. I tasted one and then dumped the rest in the garbage, I am "from scratch" baker and a good one at that. I can see why some people would appreciate how easy these are to put together, but for those of us who really enjoy baking I'll stick to the real thing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are good! my kids reallly like them they have been eating them up! they are not super chocolatey.. and I wouldnt really consider them brownies by any means but they are a nice choc muffin without the 450 calories! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delish! healthy and my kids don't even know it's pumpkin item not reviewed by moderator and published
Does anyone have an alternate recipe to do from scratch instead of the mix? I'd really like to swap out the flour for wheat/almond flour, and use less/alternative sugar/sweetner... They are very tasty but with diabetics in mind, I'd like to lessen the carbs... item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were good, I was skeptical with the reviews below but we liked them. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I cannot say these taste like brownies but I thought they still turned out great - moist, not too sweet and so easy to make. My 5 year old son enjoyed them very much and my vegan friends loved the idea that our brownies included pumpkin. I did not have mini muffin liners but liked the rustic look of my brownie muffins when they were plated. Will definitely try other Hungry Girl recipes in the future. item not reviewed by moderator and published
what brand of cake mix does she use? as all the boxes and containers are covered ? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I will not make these again; definitely will not serve to others. I rather have just one piece of the real thing every now & then. item not reviewed by moderator and published
LOVE THESE! Yum! Great way to sneak in some veggies. They are more like a really moist muffin. I would love to try this with spice cake, walnuts, and rum soaked raisins! item not reviewed by moderator and published
If you are looking for a treat that is lower in calories and fat then this recipe is great! If you are expecting them to taste like a "real" brownie then you will be disappointed and you should be baking full calorie desserts. I look at them more as a chocolate muffin, and they are delicious. I did add 1 tsp of vanilla and a about 1/3 of a bag of chocolate chips that I had left over in my pantry (yes I know adding chocolate kind of defeats the low calorie purpose of this recipe and they were delicious. my toddler loves them and so does my husband - when he found out they were made with pumpkin he was shocked. They are moist and just a great treat. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made these a few days ago with SPICE cake mix instead of Devils Food mix and WOW! It tasted like Pumpkin bread. Super moist and very flavorful. I decided to try the Spice cake mix instead because I felt like the pumpkin would neutralize the chocolate flavor, and the spices would enhance the pumpkin flavor. Definitely no resemblance to brownies, but they sure are delicious. Going to make another batch tonight with Caramel cake mix so we will see how that goes! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are good! I was impressed that something so good could come from only two ingredients. I would agree that they lack a bit of flavor and have a weird aftertaste, but in general, I would make them again. They are especially delicious right out of the oven. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So easy. So moist. So chocolate. And healthy. What more can you possibly want? This is definitely a muffin, not a brownie. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I like the muffins. I just don't think of them as brownie muffins, because they do lack any resemblance to a brownie. They taste good using a carrot cake or spice cake also. Add a few chopped walnuts for nice healthy flavor boost. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These muffins are very moist and satisfying when you crave something sweet. I made a full batch and froze them. They taste just as good when thawed. A nice alternative to high fat high calorie sweets. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These muffins are very good and very easy. Everyone loved them!! You cannot taste the pumpkin. Amazing! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are not worth the time. They have little to no flavor. I would rather have one decadent bite of real chocolate than a whole flavorless "brownie", which they do NOT deserve to be called. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these today and after reading through all the reviews, I took the liberty to make a few changes. I added 1 tsp vanilla, 1 heaping tablespoon cocoa powder, 1 TBSP instant coffee powder (to bring out the chocolate falvor, and 2 TBSP Slenda for baking. Many reviews stated that you could not taste the chocolate, or that it wasn't sweet enough. With the changes I made it is fairly chocolatey, and not still not a overly sweet dessert, but definently worth the calories for a sweet treat. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was hoping that I would be happy with these, but I would rather taste one small bite of a delicious "real" brownie than spend the time and effort to make a batch of low calorie substitutes that don't have flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Quick and easy to make. Cannot taste the pumpkin! VERY moist; however, does lack flavor, but not as chocolatey as myself and family were hoping, is nice to see that at only 8.5 cal per mini muffin, which I made, sure is a nice little bite!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was able to taste the pumpkin but after making the muffins I noticed the mix I used was only 16.5 oz instead of 18.25 like the recipe calls for. They were OK and I'm interested in trying the spice cake mix idea. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was excited to try this recipe but it turned out moist and flavorless, this recipe needs a flavor boost. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The other reviewers were right- no, you can't taste the pumpkin. The problem is you can barely taste anything else! The pumpkin and the cocoa in the cake mix almost neutralize each other and your left with a lump of flavorless cake. There are light hints of chocolate, but nothing substantial. Eh, at least it's healthy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
You can't even taste the pumpkin. Today I'm making with spice cake mix. We'll see how it works out. The texture of these is a little chewy, but that is what makes them muffins, not cupcakes I guess. I made a double batch and my husband and 2 young boys devoured them in 2-1/2 days. I even had to thaw the ones I froze. The frozen/thawed ones were just as good as the ones I never froze, by the way. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I really tried to like them. Whoever I gave them to hated them- my husband, friends, co-workers. They were soooo dry and they did have a funky pumpkin taste. Too bad because they were so easy to make and healthy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Bought the ingredients a week ago and finally had time to make them today. They are awesome! Moist and full of chocolate flavor. I added chopped walnuts to mines as its not a brownie without nuts :-D Will definitely make again and have already shared the recipe. Thanks HG! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is great!!! Really satisfys your chocolate cravings!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love this recipe. I made the muffins a little smaller and was able to make two dozen. Perfect chocolate snack!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made 1/2 regular and the other 1/2 with chocolate chips. Nice texture, more cake-like and not dense like a traditional brownie. They should be called chocolate muffins really. Remind me of the Vita Muffins a bit. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very easy to whip up in a flash. Very moist, and light. Not sweet, or chewy like a Brownie, But hey. Less calories, with a satisfying punch! Next time I'm going to try a dark chocolate mix, add a low calorie fruit filling, like a banana cream, or a raspberry jam. and so on. YUM O! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought these muffins were great. They are very easy to make and taste great too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've been so excited ever since finding this recipe but after baking & tasting them, they left something to be desired. Very bland but on an up note, they were very moist. I think I will glaze them with melted sugar free apricot jam to impart a little more flavor. I will update if I feel that it made a significant improvement. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Missing the Yummy part. I would give this recipe less than one star if I could. I made these thinking they would make a good snack. They are neither yummy, brownie like or muffin like. Mine came out more like cake with very little chocolate flavor. It's almost like the pumpkin neutralized any cake mix flavor. Won't be making these again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just made these and used Applesauce instead. Same amount 15oz. Although Applesauce does not come in 15oz cans in my area so I measured from a 23oz jar of Applesauce. Everyone in my family and work loved them. Tonight I am making it again using a white cake mix, and another Devils Food. We just can not get enough of them. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Was skeptical but decided to try the recipe. Turns out these are delicious and nobody would guess made without any oil! Not as sweet as brownies but moist and super chocolate flavor!! I ended up making a second batch and put walnuts in the mix...Yumm! will be great with morning coffee! item not reviewed by moderator and published
i love these muffins... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome! These are very moist and chocolatey. I used Pillsbury moist supreme devils food cake mix and made sure not to overbake these as one of the reviews I read said they were dry. The only difficulty I had was in mixing this. It is a very thick batter, but well worth the effort. Thanks HG! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are super moist. I made them in mini muffin pan. The 1st batch didn't have enough chocolate flavor so I added 6 choc. chips to the tops of the next batch. Much better but maybe add some coco powder and a touch of sugar to the batter next time also. Loved them! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I LOVE IT! My kids loved it. My HUSBAND loved it. I made your original without the fruit....but this sounds even more fantastic! I also love your pumpkin idea with spice cake...oooohh....girl, you ROCK! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this with a Butter Chocolate cake mix instead of the Devil's Food. I think it came out with maybe a more mellow flavor than if I had used the other. (It was what I had in my pantry. Mine seemed a little dry, but otherwise it was good. I am wondering if altitude plays a part with whether it comes out moist or dry. Any ideas? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Ok if you really want a chocolate fix and don't want the extra fat and calories....I'm a gluten free hungry girl and ended up inventing my own gluten free cake mix as those flours can be very dense in comparison to conventional flours....I was able to control the sugar content better that way as well....i am a real vanilla extract fan, so i added my own to the mix as well....turned out great, i love pumpkin anyway, but these did not taste of pumpkin, and the guys in my life had no idea they were healthy, low fat, gluten free or good for them in any way....(LOVE IT! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made these 3 times now. They are moist and delicious. I'm not a fan of all of Hungry Girl's recipes but I'm definitely a fan of these...and I don't generally like cake mix recipes. Thanks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these the other day. I got a sugar free cake mix. I normally don't like anything pumpkin and I could only find a can of generic pumpkin so I was worried. At first I wasn't sure if I liked them they had a bit of a pruney flavor ( I guess that's pumpkin) but they grew on me and now I really like them and plan on making them again. Tip....keep stirring. I almost thought I had done it wrong as it seemed so dry but it finally came together. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used a Kitchen Aid and was ready in seconds. I made my own devil's food cake mix because don't like the extra stuff they put in cake box mixes. You can find it on line by just googling how to make devil's food cake mix. Super easy, moist and good. It's a nice treat to have when you want something chewy and chocolately without eating tons of fat and calories. I took mine out before the time she said to make sure they were moist, otherwise, would have dried out. Will absolutely make these again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just made these and I thought they were delicious. My daughter also liked them. Only 2 ingredients and a little muscle and you have a guilt free dessert. I'll make these often. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was so good. I didn't even bother to frost for a birthday party. Another viewing commented about needing a lot of elbow grease to mix this together. I used a standard mixer. Can't wait to try this with a spice cake mix. item not reviewed by moderator and published
You can't even taste the pumpkin. They taste like extra smooth, soft brownies. My son has food allergies to egg, dairy, all nuts...and this recipe works wonderfully using the pumpkin as a substitute for all the things he is allergic to. Love em! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This sounded good but did not taste good. The brownie was thick and the texture was slimy - to me. Maybe one can of pumpkin to 1 box cake mix was too much. I doubt if I will try again though. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So moist and delicious. Great topped with Peanut butter :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were great --- I used Sugar Free cake mix which cut the calories to about 135 each, not bad for a YUMMY treat!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these a few nights ago and they were moist and delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
one word... YUCK...LOOKED AND SOUNDED INTERESTING THOUGH... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love these..I really didn't think i was going to but wanted to try because they looked so good :-) mine were 144 calories each because i made 15 instead of 12 !! so for me a muffin that tastes really good and is only 144 calories is great!! If you are looking at reviews before you try these then trust me make them they are great :-) item not reviewed by moderator and published
So good We really like sweets in our house and this was a hit. I would use a mixer next time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
SO YUMMY!! I was definately a sceptic but I am so glad I decided to try these. Incredible how two ingredients can taste so delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very delicious!!!!! Wonder if applesauce could be substituted for pumpkin with similar results. Any thoughts, anybody? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I watched this episode yesterday and thought it was worth a try. I was a bit concerned that the pumpkin flavor would be over powering, but it really wasn't. The Devils Food cake mix has an amazingly rich chocolate flavor that shown through really very well. The only hard part was the mixing, took a bit more elbow grease than a regular mix but oh so worth it. A texture somewhere between that of cake and brownie. I managed to get 16 muffins from the mix and I will absolutely be making these again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
saw Hungry-Girl prepare these on an episode today and was a tad bit skeptical cept Ive baked with pumpkin in the past. These brownies/muffins were delish!! not too sweet and incredivly moist! My 4 year old god daughter devoured them! I used mini muffin tins so I got about almost 36 out of th serving. dunno whats better how easy they were to make or how yummi they were! GREAT Job Hungry Girl! BTW - used sugar free cake mix. Can't tell its not made with regular sugar. Looking forward to making these for upcoming bbq's. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i just tried it. What flavor cake mix did you use? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just saw the show and had all the ingredients on hand...well there are only 2! These muffins are fantastic! Unbelievable flavor and texture. Brilliant, brilliant recipe! Thank you so much for sharing this. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Have you tried the recipe with added chocolate chips. It makes a big difference. you get that bite of real chocolate every now and then. yum item not reviewed by moderator and published