This recipe started out as an attempt to make a recipe I've seen floating around on Pinterest.. One box of cake mix + one can of pumpkin = epic muffins. Yeah, that didn't work out so well. So, I made some adjustments.. Ready for this?
1 box chocolate fudge cake mix (I used Betty Crocker)
1 can of pumpkin (15oz, NOT pumpkin pie filling)
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup applesauce
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup old fashioned oatmeal
Preheat oven to 325º.
Combine all ingredients until just well mixed. Fill muffin cups 3/4 full and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. You may need to re-try if you hit a chocolate chip. Let them cool in the pan for at least a few minutes, they're like little pillows when you first take them out, so if you don't want to mangle them, you'll need to let them rest.