These Weight Watchers Pumpkin Muffins are perfect for getting you in the mood for fall! I mean, the Pumpkin Spice Latte is back already! The bummer about muffins is that they aren’t always the best for your waistline.
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Have you seen the Pumpkin Spice Weight Watchers Muffins floating around Pinterest?? My cousin pinned this recipe from 2 Bees in a Pod, and I knew we had to try them! We are always whipping up the -> Lemon Muffins, so it was the perfect time to make these. I love how easy they are to make; my kids mix both batches for me!!
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WHAT IS Weight Watchers?
When starting any new weight loss program or diet changes be sure to consult with a doctor or physician about any personal health concerns. It is a good idea to have blood sugar levels, blood pressure, and hormones checked at a physical before and during being on the WW program.
New to Weight Watchers?? Also known as WW, a weight loss program uses points assigned to food to track and lose weight. When you sign up, you take an assessment that will assign you a point value to eat daily and a weekly allowance. You can carry over 4 points from the day into your weekly allowance, which is handy when you need more points.
I have been on Weight Watchers since 2011. They have had Points Plus Value, WW Smartpoints, blue plan, green plan, purple plan, WW Personal Points, and now Weight Watchers Points. The new Weight Watchers Simplified plan is the new program launched in November 2022 is similar to previous plans like WW Smartpoints, with some color plans.
No matter the WW plan, they work to help you learn healthy eating habits. I have hit lifetime goal weight a couple of times but stopped operating the plan and tracking, so the weight does creep back on. You do stay on as a lifetime member, just working towards goal. Head on over ->here to get a month for free.
Pumpkin Spice WW Muffins Ingredients:
- Spice Cake Mix– You can swap this out with a different flavor of cake mix, like white or yellow, but the spice adds a good flavor to the muffins.
- Pumpkin-Be sure to use one that doesn’t have extras added to it as this will affect the calories and weight watchers points on the recipe.
Farmers Market Organic Pumpkin, 15 Ounce (Pack of 12)Duncan Hines Moist Signature Spice Cake Mix 16.5 oz
How To Make Weight Watchers Pumpkin Muffins:
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Mix the water and pumpkin in a bowl with a whisk.
Mix your spice cake into your pumpkin and water mixture. I tend to do it slowly as the mixture thickness up, and the batter will be thick
Line or grease your cupcake pan. With the silicone pan, I use a paper towel wettened with vegetable oil to grease the muffin cups.
Now I use a cookie scoop to fill my muffin cups up. You will want to fill about half to 3/4 full since the muffins will rise a bit. I have the worst luck with scooping even cookies or scoops of batter so this is perfect for me to use in the kitchen.
Wilton Stainless Steel Cookie Scoop, Small
Bake for about 15-22 minutes, depending on your oven.
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Other Ingredient Options For Weight Watchers Muffins:
Use the recipe builder to recalculate the points for what you use. Brands will vary on Weight Watcher’s points even though they are the same flavors.
- Chocolate Cake Mix
- Vanilla Cake Mix
- Yellow Cake Mix
- Sugar-Free Cake Mixes
- Pumpkin Spice Seasoning
- Mini Chocolate Chips
Weight Watchers Pumpkin Muffins Value
For Weight Watchers Points, my batch made 48 muffins for 2 points each. Be sure to recalculate your recipe, as points with cake mixes can vary.
Other Weight Watchers Muffins Recipes To Make
Between 3 ingredient cake mix muffins and Kodiak muffins, there is no reason to go without muffins! Check out my -> Weight Watcher Muffin Recipes. My favorite part of Weight Watchers is that it’s everyday food on the plan.
Weight Watchers Pumpkin Muffins Recipe
These Pumpkin Spice Weight Watchers 2 weight watchers points! They are the perfect pumpkin fall treat the whole family will love!
- 1 Can Pumpkin
- 1 Box Spice Cake Mix
- 1 Cup of water
Pre Heat oven to 350 degrees
Mix together all ingredients together in bowl
Line or grease your cupcake pan
Fill half to 3/4 full.
Bake for about 15-22 minutes depending on your oven
I love these! I included them in my roundup of mini muffin recipes
Alexis @ Chemistry Cachet says
These look delicious! I have used this recipe for a cake before, but will have to try it as muffins 🙂
Michele Newman says
2261 calories for one muffin??????
There is 98 calories in each muffin….. ??
But there are 3 smart points per muffin, I put this exact recipe in my WW app & it comes up to 3 per muffin!
Debbie Cross says
Tried pumpkin muffins delicious but I put them in regular cupcake tin. Do you have the calculation for SMART POINTS? CANT wait to try the lemon muffins. Thanks again.
well if you get 48 for 1 pvv each , and your only getting one fourth of the amount
they would be 4 pvv each , according to my calculations
If you wanted to bake as a cake how long would you do it for?
I have never tried that. I would start with half the baking time of a normal cake and just watch it. Let me know if you try it and how long it takes you.
Do you use the ingredients needed for the cake mix, or does the pumpkin replace those?
Just the cake mix powder and the pumpkin.
Carolyn Whitetail says
Hi do you use pure canned pumpkin, or pumpkin puree for this recipe?
I used canned pumpkin for these
Even if you”re following the old SmartPoints, this is still low points and sounds very good!
Anyone have a carb count on these?
I’d like to know too!
I’m the only one in my house to eat these. Can I freeze or something? Otherwise I’ll eat them all in a weekend!!
I need to try freezing them! With three kids they disappear fast in my house! I would try a container and separate out with paper so they don’t stick together! Let me know if you try freezing them and how it goes!
My family loves Pumpkin donut muffins from Perkins. So I thought I would give these a try as mini muffins (this recipe makes 56 mini muffins, bake time is 14 mins.) my 5 yr old twins did all the mixing. They were a super huge hit for my family! I will be making these again, and the lemon ones!
Oh my gosh I miss Perkins!!!! So glad the twins like them and baked, always a bonus to get the kids in the kitchen.
Does anyone know the carb count?
Any chance you would consider including the keto and carb stats for your wonderful recipes? Thank you
I May these this morning and I was very disappointed. The batter was thick like it was supposed to be and I filled the cupcake papers 2/3 full. I baked them for 25 minutes and took them out when they looked done. I tested them all with a toothpick and they were all done. After I let them cool for a bit I tasted them and they almost tasted like they were uncooked because they were so heavy and it almost tasted like just the pumpkin that I put in. I don’t think I’ll ever make them again because I am not impressed at all. I don’t even know who will eat them because they’re not good. It was a waste of a can of pumpkin and a cake mix.
I had the same exact problem. The tops looked done, cake tester came out clean, but the bottoms weren’t done. So disappointing
Made these this morning. Used yellow cake mix, 1 egg, 1 cup water 3 t. Pumpkin pie spice and a splash of vanilla.
After whisking spice in the cake mix put the dry in the mixer bowl and added the rest of ingredients then mixed together. Turned the mixer up high and let it mix a minute or two. Made 24 large muffins and 12 miniature muffins.
Used Trader Joe 15oz can organic pumpkin.
Light and airy! Delicious
I am going to try your alternate recipe using a sugar free cake mix. Thanks for the additional ingredient amounts. 🙂
did you use the whole can of pumpkin? How would this change the points ? thanks
Janice B. says
These muffins really look good, and are so easy to make. My question is: if not following the Weight Watchers program, how many calories per cupcake and how much sugar?
Melissa Crimminger says
These muffins are so yummy! Though I tweaked it slightly by using a box of angel food cake mix and add 2 tsp of pumpkin pie spices.
I love these muffins. They are delicious. Do they need to be saved in the refrigerator?
I store mine in an air tight container or bag. They never last long to go bad in my house.
I made these and I must say, yuk. Didn’t like the consistency or flavor.
Just my option.
I am having a problem. I am baking these muffins and they are still not done after 20 minutes of baking and they are still heavy and taste undone. What can I do?
Do you use a mini muffin tin?
I’ve made thtie combo as a sheet cake and muffins but have never used water. Just pumpkin and cake mix.
louise corderman says
really good recipe. very accurate cooking time in my case