I have a love/hate relationship with the fall.  Sometimes I love it, because there is Halloween and Thanksgiving and pumpkin pie and pumpkin everything, but sometimes I hate it because there is school.  But today, I decided to make the most of the fall and make some pumpkin spice muffins because, let's be honest, they are delicious.

So I happily start making my muffins, when, all of a sudden, it hits me.  WE HAVE NO PUMPKIN IN MY HOUSE.  Right then and there, I almost died.  How do I make pumpkin spice muffins without PUMPKIN.  But I already started and there is no way I'm turning back.  So I look up pumpkin substitutes, and I find applesauce, and I'm like no that won't taste good, but then I realize that there is absolutely no other option.  So I put in the applesauce.

I am finishing up the muffin batter, and I'm praying that they taste somewhat like pumpkin, and SURPRISE!  They do.  So I'm super happy.  So, I put my pumpkin batter in the muffin tin, and I have a tiny bit left at the end for one more mini muffin, but there is no more room in my pan.  So I have to make 24 mini muffins and 1/2 of a big muffin, which isn't a huge dilemma, but it's annoying.

On another note, the muffins turned out super delicious!  There is honestly nothing better in this whole world than pumpkin spice.  Try them out!  They are super easy and delicious!

  • 1 1/4 cups unbleached all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup raw sugar
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 3/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups canned pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling) (or like me you can use applesauce)
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • baking spray 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Put paper liners in a mini muffin tin and spray lightly with baking spray.
  • Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl.
  • Mix pumpkin/applesauce, oil, egg whites, and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl, and mix until combined.
  • Add dry mix to the wet mix, and mix until combined.
  • Put muffin batter in a tin and bake for 22-24 mins.

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