Here’s a delicious Weight Watchers pumpkin muffin recipe you are sure to love. This quick muffin is the perfect sweet treat for you to enjoy without using too many WW points. Because these start with a cake mix, they are easy to prepare so you can whip up a batch to have on hand for whenever you need them.
These muffins are 4 points each on the WW Plan for 2023.
Low Point Weight Watchers Muffins
Do you love to have a sweet, warm muffin with coffee as a yummy breakfast or sweet afternoon treat? This low calorie muffin recipe is just what you’re looking for.
Making muffins with a cake mix is a WW classic trick because it comes together in minutes and the points are reasonable.
I like to make a batch of these muffins on the weekends and freeze them individually to have on hand all through the week. (Freezing them also helps me not be tempted to overeat them. As someone who is maintaining a 100 pound weight loss, I know it’s important to keep treats available but out of sight.)
These muffins are so delicious that your family will enjoy them too, never guessing they are eating a lighter recipe.
Ingredients for WW Pumpkin Muffins with Cake Mix
This recipe couldn’t be more simple. Here are the ingredients:
- 1 box Spice Cake mix
- 1 can (14 ounce) pumpkin. Be sure to buy plain pumpkin, not pumpkin pie mix which has added sugar.
- 1 cup water
Whether you call these a 2-ingredient muffin or a 3-ingredient muffin, the result is the same – a tender, delicious muffin you will love.
WW Muffins with Sugar-Free Cake Mix
Can you make these ww pumpkin muffins with a sugar-free cake mix? Yes, you can easily adjust this recipe by using a sugar-free cake mix which does lower the points slightly.
With a sugar-free mix, each muffin is 3 points (use link below in recipe box to find your points) and 2 points on WW Blue, Green, and Purple.
Since you probably won’t be able to find a spice version of a sugar-free cake mix, use a SF vanilla cake mix and add 1 tsp cinnamon and 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice.
Frequently Asked Questions about Weight Watchers Cake Mix Muffins
Can I make these muffins 1 point each?
Yes, to make these muffins 1 point each, use the recipe as directed and make into 55 mini-muffins.
Or, use a sugar-free cake mix and make 40 mini-muffins.
Can I substitute something else for the pumpkin?
Yes, you can substitute 14 ounces (approx 2.5 cups) of applesauce or mashed banana for the pumpkin. Points will remain the same.
How do I freeze ww pumpkin muffins?
To freeze, allow muffins to cool completely. Wrap each muffin in plastic wrap and store in a gallon size ziplock bag.
To reheat, remove plastic wrap and wrap muffin in a paper towel. Microwave for 30-40 seconds then enjoy.
What should I serve with Weight Watchers muffins?
I love to savor one of these muffins as an afternoon treat with a cup of coffee or tea. These tender muffins are also great for breakfast alongside some filling protein like scrambled eggs or turkey sausage. The muffins would also be a great addition to our WW Breakfast Board.
For more great WW breakfast ideas, check out this post with 50+ WW breakfast ideas.
What if I can’t find a spice cake mix?
If you can’t find a spice cake mix, you can use a gingerbread mix. Another option is to use a vanilla cake mix and add 1 tsp cinnamon and 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice.
Can this recipe be made into ww pumpkin bread?
Yes, this same recipe can be made into ww pumpkin bread. Mix ingredients as directed, then pour into a greased loaf pan. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool on a wire rack and slice into 12 thick slices, 6 points each on MyWW Green, Blue, and Purple or 7 WW Program points.
How many calories are Weight Watchers pumpkin muffins?
These muffins are 77 calories each.
How many points are WW pumpkin muffins?
These WW muffins are 4 points each.
They are 3 points on Green, Blue, and Purple when you make 24 muffins.
If you use a sugar-free cake mix, the muffins are 3 points each. Click the link in the recipe box below to track your points for this pumpkin muffin recipe.
Can I add nuts or chocolate chips to these muffins?
Yes! Mix-ins are delicious in these muffins.
- Add 1/2 cup chocolate chips – Makes pumpkin chocolate chips muffins that are 5 points each.
- Add 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts – Makes ww pumpkin nut muffins that are 5 points each.
- Add 1/2 cup shredded coconut – Makes Weight Watchers pumpkin coconut muffins that are 5 points each.
- Add 1/2 cup oatmeal + increase water by 3 T – Muffins are 5 points each. This makes a delicious MyWW pumpkin oatmeal muffin. Sprinkle a bit of oatmeal on the top of each muffin before baking.
How to Make WW Pumpkin Muffins
Here are the steps to make an easy Weight Watchers pumpkin muffin.
If you can’t find a spice cake mix, vanilla works as well. You can use regular or sugar-free cake mix.
Stir until well combined but do not over mix or your muffins will be flat.
Lower points even further by using a sugar-free cake mix or making mini muffins.
Weight Watchers Pumpkin Muffins
- 1 box spice cake mix
- 1 cup water
- 1 can pumpkin 14-15 ounce
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix spice cake mix, water and pumpkin in a medium sized bowl until well combined.
- Place cupcake liners in a cupcake pan and fill each ¾ with mixture. (You can add a little sprinkle of brown sugar or brown sugar substitute on top of each one if desired.)
- Bake for 20-22 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
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WW Pumpkin Recipes
If you love pumpkin, check out these pumpkin recipes.
Weight Watchers Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe – Even better than your local coffee shop, this latte uses real pumpkin for flavor.
Weight Watchers Pumpkin Fluff Recipe – This classic recipe is a family favorite. Check out my video of making pumpkin fluff with my son, Zack.
Weight Watchers Crustless Pumpkin Pie – One of the most popular recipes on our site, this recipe is only 4 points for the whole pie.
Pumpkin Gingerbread by Zack – An easy 2-ingredient pumpkin gingerbread made with a cake mix.
3 Healthy Ways to Use Canned Pumpkin – Have left over pumpkin? Use it one of these ways.
What’s your favorite pumpkin recipe?
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Julie Morris says
If you add the eggs that are part of the cake recipe, does it still salty the same points?
At the time that I’m writing this, eggs are a zero point food with WW 2023 so the points would not change.
Linda Raimondi says
I sent the previous request and comment and was told it didn’t go through so I’ll try again:
Muffins were great I made minis and full-size: Will freeze them
how do you suggest defrosting them to not ruin the consistency?
To defrost, I would either leave them on the counter a couple hours before eating or defrost in the microwave, wrapped in paper towel, for 30 seconds at a time until warm throughout.
Spray the liners with Pam. Classic recipe! Wonderful!
The taste was fine. They are moist. But if you make mini muffins, I don’t recommend baking them in the liners. They stick to the liner and they were baked thoroughly. I think I will try pumpkin bread if I make this recipe again. Thanks for the recipe.
Editing comment. These just would not get done. Not edible.
I’m so sorry to hear the muffins didn’t turn out well for you. I’ve made them many times and had good success. This is one of our most popular recipes and our readers love them. I hope next time they turn out better for you.
I can only get 12 muffins when I make these. Depending on the brand of cake mix it comes out to 6-8 points on Blue. I freeze them and have one built into my snack on most days. I top it with whipped cream and frozen berries and it is delicious! So worth the points to have a little treat.