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Cake Mix Pumpkin Mini Muffins

Picky Eater

This is such a simple recipe, but my son that is anaphylactic to peanuts and shellfish is the pickiest eater ever. I came upon this when I was desperately trying to find ways to sneak fruits and vegetables into his diet.


Gluten Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free

So not only does this recipe have pumpkin in it, which is a great addition with fiber, potassium and vitamin C, but you can make this EASILY gluten-free AND top 8 free! We use Betty Crocker, Duncan Hines and Pillsbury with peanut and shellfish allergy. When we make it for my husband to also enjoy, we get a gluten and nut free brand like King Arthur or Pillsbury.

Allergy Friendly Cake Mix

For a top 8 free version just grab your go-to boxed cake mix such as Namaste Foods cake mix in vanilla, chocolate or spiced cake mix. Their


Gluten Free Cake Mix

For gluten-free there are so many options nowadays, Pillsbury, Namaste, King Arthur and more!

Vegan Options

So many people are looking for vegan options, and you can definitely find that with a cake mix such as Namaste. For example, the ingredients in their Gluten Free Top 8 Free Chocolate Cake Mix are: cane sugar, sweet brown rice flour, tapioca starch, cocoa (processed with alkali), arrowroot powder, rice milk powder, citrus fiber, baking soda, salt, cream of tartar. 

Great Taste

These muffins are so moist and tasty! Plus the ratio is perfect not only for the moist end result, BUT the pumpkin doesn’t over power the cake mix, and you can still taste the flavor of whatever cake mix you use.

See also  Pumpkin Pie Smoothie | Gluten Free, Vegan & Allergy Friendly


I also love that it really is so versatile so that my kids don’t get bored with it. We can rotate between vanilla, chocolate, spice cake, etc.! This mom of five kiddo’s loves that!

Cake Mix Pumpkin Mini Muffins

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Food Allergy P.I.


  • 1 standard size 15-17oz box of your favorite safe cake mix (vanilla, chocolate, devils food, or spice cake)
  • 1 15 oz can of canned pumpkin


  1. Mix pumpkin and cake mix until just combined. Fill mini-muffin tins about 2/3 of the way full. Bake at 350 for about 14 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.

Recipe Notes

*Note: If you use Namaste they have a cake mix that is about 26oz to make two cakes, either use HALF the boxed cake mix to each can of pumpkin, OR use 2 cans of pumpkin for one box of their mix that is for 2 cakes.

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