Be a Kitchen Hero
Indulge in the harmonious blend of warm spices and rich pumpkin flavors with this astonishingly simple yet delectable 2-ingredient pumpkin bread. Using just two ingredients – a box of spice cake mix and a 15-ounce can of pumpkin – you can whip up a treat that captures the essence of autumn in every bite. Perfect for those spontaneous moments of craving or when you’re short on time but refuse to compromise on taste. Dive into this easy-to-follow recipe and let the magic of minimalism win you over.
One box of spice cake mix
One 15-ounce can of pumpkin
Two scoops of vanilla whey protein
Chopped walnuts to taste
Preheat the oven to 350f (as prescribed on the box of cake mix)
Grease/butter/spray a loaf pan or muffin tin
Mix cake mix and pumpkin
Pour batter into the pan or tin
This is the only moderately tricky part because the pumpkin is very wet. If you’re making a loaf (pictured), it will take at least 45 minutes, which means if the top starts to brown too much, cover it with tin foil. Smaller batches, such as muffins, should be checked at 20 minutes.
Because of the wetness issue described above and some requests from my daughter, I have recently begun to add two scoops of vanilla whey protein to my batter with EXCELLENT results! I haven’t tried vegan-based proteins and can’t speak to their results.
Adding the protein thickened the batter slightly and made for a taller, fluffier loaf (again, pictured) when mixed with an electric beater instead of by hand.
Walnuts! I like walnuts; they’re full of great benefits like providing healthy fats, promoting brain health, and sperm vitality…if you care about that sort of thing. I don’t choose to mix them into the batter but instead sprinkle them on top. It looks nice, they brown up nicely, and it’s easier for walnut haters to pick them off.
I can honestly say that, regardless of season, I always have a can of pumpkin and a box of spice cake in my pantry, and, in a pinch, I can have a great loaf of this delicious bread ready in under an hour.