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Air Fryer Pumpkin Muffins | Just 2 Ingredients

These pumpkin muffins are insanely easy to make and only need 2 ingredients! Enjoy this fall treat with your favorite cup of coffee or tea!

If the Fall season has you thinking all things pumpkin, you aren’t alone! Did you know that in the United States alone, 1.5 billion pounds of pumpkins are used every year? That’s a lot of pumpkin. Today I’ve got an easy fail proof 2 ingredient Air Fryer Pumpkin Muffins recipe that you will love!

Embrace the magic of fall with our delectably fluffy Air Fryer Pumpkin Muffins. Combining the autumnal charm of pumpkin with the coziness of spice cake, these tiny bits of heaven are the ultimate no-guilt pleasure. With just two main ingredients – a 15oz can of pumpkin and a box of spice cake mix, simplicity is the keynote of this decadent delight.

 There are so many wonderful recipes using pumpkin that you could never try them all. You can certainly try though!


Q: Can I use a different type of cake mix?
A: Absolutely! While we love the warming taste of a spice cake mix, feel free to mix things up with a vanilla, carrot, or even chocolate cake mix.

Q: Can I make these muffins without an air fryer?
A: Yes, you can! However, you might not get the same crispy outside and soft inside that the air fryer lends.

Tips and Tricks

  1. Be sure to use pure canned pumpkin, not pumpkin pie filling. The latter has additional sugar and spices that could overpower the taste of your muffins.
  2. A little tip for extra fluffy muffins: try separating your egg whites, beat them until they form stiff peaks, then fold them back into the batter. This will introduce more air into your batter, making your muffins super light and fluffy.


Our pumpkin muffins are rooted in American culinary tradition, where pumpkin was long used by Native Americans for its nutritional benefits. The addition of the spice cake mix puts a modern, convenience-based spin on this recipe, infusing it with a unique blend of homely spices.

Air Fryer Pumpkin Muffins

If you are ready to start trying some new pumpkin recipes, these deliciously easy Air Fryer Pumpkin Muffins should definitely be at the top of your must-make list.

They are oh so delicious, and since you make them in the Air Fryer with just 2 ingredients, they are super easy to make! These muffins have definitely made the list of fall favorites in our house. 


For some extra indulgence, you can add a handful of chocolate chips or nuts into the batter. If you’re a fan of cream cheese frosting, add a dollop on top of each muffin before serving – it complements the pumpkin and spice beautifully.

Where to Serve

These muffins are a perfect companion for your morning coffee or afternoon tea. They also make a great seasonal treat for fall gatherings, Thanksgiving dinners, and Halloween parties.

Air Fryer Pumpkin Muffins

Air Fryer Pumpkin Muffins

All you need in order to create these tasty fall treats is a can of pureed pumpkin and one box of spice cake mix. Yes, that really is all you need. It is that easy.

Truth be told, I sometimes don’t even break out the mixer for this recipe, it seems like a waste of resources for how quick this recipe is to whip up.

One difference you will find while making these muffins is that the batter will be thicker than with other muffins, but that is what makes them so moist and full of flavor! 


These pumpkin muffins can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for about 3 days. For longer storage, you can refrigerate them for up to a week or freeze for up to three months.

Common Problems and How to Avoid Them

Problem: My muffins came out too dry.
Solution: This could be due to overcooking. Remember, air fryers can vary in heat intensity, so keep an eye on your first batch to determine the perfect cooking time.

Problem: My muffins didn’t rise.
Solution: Be sure your cake mix is fresh. Baking powder, which causes your muffins to rise, can lose its effectiveness over time.

Air Fryer Pumpkin Muffins

Can Air Fryer Pumpkin Muffins Be Made In Another Flavor?

These muffins can easily be switched up for variety if you aren’t in the mood for the “pumpkin spice” flavor, or in case you don’t have any spice cake mix on hand.

For instance, I have previously made them with chocolate and yellow cake mix and those tasted amazing as well, although the spice cake mix really adds that fall flavor that we know and love.

What Toppings Work Best for Air Fryer Pumpkin Muffins?

Air Fryer Pumpkin Muffins

Air fryer pumpkin muffins don’t actually need any toppings at all, but here are some toppings that go quite well with them:

  • Powdered Sugar
  • Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Vanilla Frosting

Topping Options

There are many delicious ways to top your pumpkin muffins. Try a sprinkle of powdered sugar for a simple, elegant finish. Or perhaps a dusting of cinnamon or pumpkin spice to boost the fall flavors. For a richer option, a drizzle of caramel or a dollop of cream cheese frosting would be divine.

Why This Recipe Works

These Air Fryer Pumpkin Muffins are quick, simple, and incredibly tasty. The cake mix does the heavy lifting, providing a complex mix of flavors and a perfect muffin texture, while the canned pumpkin adds moisture and a subtle, earthy sweetness. The use of the air fryer ensures that each muffin has a deliciously crispy exterior and fluffy, moist interior. With such simplicity and unparalleled flavor, it’s the perfect recipe for all pumpkin lovers out there!

Enjoy your delicious fall treat, my friends!

What are some more fun pumpkin desserts to try?

If you are looking for more pumpkin recipes be sure to check these out 50 Healthy Pumpkin Recipes You Need In Your Life!

Air Fryer Pumpkin Muffins
Yield: 10-12 muffins

Air Fryer Pumpkin Muffins - Just 2 Ingredients!

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

These awesome air fryer pumpkin muffins are made with only 2 ingredients and brings all of the fall flavors you love!


  • 15oz Can Pumpkin 
  • 1 Box Spice Cake Mix


    Place pumpkin & cake mix in a large mixing bowl.
    Mix well.
    Add mixture to cupcake/muffin liners.
    Place in air fryer for 15 minutes at 370 degrees.
    Serve & enjoy.

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