Party Time and 4 Ingredient Spiced Pumpkin Muffins

by Joanne on December 18, 2010

We’re going to a neighborhood holiday party tonight.  It’s always fun to catch up on who is who and what is what and just be generally nosey and spread gossip.

party scene

Last night Ted said to me “Are you going to wear something low cut, tight and sexy? Because, you KNOW, the competition is ON!”   He is talking of course about the last time we attended this particular party and a local judge (no names) wore a dress that was cut to her belly button.  The shorter men were walking around with foot stools so they would be of an advantageous height while talking to her.  I missed the whole thing.  Guess judges wearing revealing dresses isn’t something that attracts my attention.  This year, however, I will be on the look out.

sexy santa

As for my outfit, I’m not feeling “low cut, tight and sexy” so I’ll have to figure something else out. However, the day is young and who knows what might happen to my mood.

This week’s run in review:  Stuck to the treadmill. Ran a total of 28.75 miles. Not a lot but at least it was virtually pain free except for one snowy day when the roads were slippery, slushy and too much of a challenge for my leg.  Today was my long run day which resulted in not a real long run but the farthest this week:  8.2 miles. 


Yes, I’m still cooking with pumpkin.  I love it! What can I say?!

Moist, delicious, lower in fat pumpkin muffins.  This is one of those recipes you want to keep in your “go to” box for last minute breakfast, brunch, dessert, or snack fixes.  No kidding: 4 Ingredients.


Makes 12 medium muffins plus a mini loaf


  1. Spice Cake Mix (16.5 oz mix)
  2. 2 TBS Whole Wheat Flour
  3. 1 large egg
  4. 15 oz can 100% Pumpkin Puree

Preheat oven to 350 F. 

Spray muffin tins and mini loaf pan with non-stick baking spray.

In a large bowl, add all the ingredients and mix until combined.

Pour evenly into muffin tins and, the left over batter, into the mini loaf pan.

Bake muffins about 22- 24 minutes.


Bake mini loaf about 30 minutes.


These are so moist they don’t need any thing but a nice cup of tea, coffee or milk BUT… if you feel the urge…


a little dollop of Promise Healthy Heart won’t hurt on a hot muffin.



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  • At 2010.12.18 09:30, Rachel said:

    Beautiful muffins! Go ahead and cook with pumpkin as long as you want – I plan to keep it up as long as possible. It’s good to have easy recipe like this to throw together when you must have a muffin asap!

    • At 2010.12.19 21:08, Amanda @ BakingWithoutABox said:

      Woohoo, those muffins look sexy! Especially with ooey gooey melted butter. Yeah, innuendo runs deep in our household. I hope the party was fun! At least you’ve got the body to rock the low cut wowza number.

      • At 2010.12.19 22:27, Katie H said:

        Ohh, these look so delicious and I love the short ingredient list! Thank you for sharing 🙂

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