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Easy pumpkin muffin perfect for Fall

Fall is here! Fall always brings the seasonal flavor of pumpkin, and this recipe embodies that for the perfect way to ease your cravings. Mug cakes have been rapidly  growing in popularity for their revolutionary easy nature. They are so quick to make that they are perfect for the busy school schedules, and require minimal clean up compared to the typical muffin making process. This Pumpkin Mug Cake is so easy and delicious, it will be ready in 60 seconds.


  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tablespoon water


  • Place all ingredients in a microwave safe mug
  • Mix ingredients with a fork until smooth
  • Microwave on high for 60 seconds

Just like that you have an amazingly easy snack!  This could even be turned into desert with a little bit of whipped cream or some ice cream on the side. Pop your mug in the microwave and indulge in the tastes of fall for some comfort after a hard day of school.