Healthy Mystery Muffins

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by CoffeeB

This recipe taken from a local community paper. Healthy can be defined in many ways. This would be on the "maybe a little bit healthy" side of healthy...does that make sense? Whenever a recipe instruction lists chocolate chips in the ingredients and then says its healthy, I hesitate. I know pecans are good for you too, but in moderation. The only thing I find truly healthy about this recipe is the fact it contains no oil. I have other recipes that use pumpkin instead of or even applesauce and actually I prefer it. Feel free to think this is healthy. There are worse!!!

Top Review by Samantha in Ut

I was worried at first since the batter is so thick but they were really moist. I stirred in the chips but sprinkled the nuts on top. My son loved these especially when he found out they had pumpkin in them. It was a great recipe to do with kids. Made for Mini cook-a-thon.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper baking cups.
  3. Mix cake mix with pumpkin.
  4. Add vanilla.
  5. Drop into cupcake tins and sprinkle with chopped pecans and chocolate chips.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes.

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