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3 Fall Snacks that Start with Pumpkin Spice Muffin Mix

With the weather turning cooler, it's time to turn on the oven! Of course, nothing says fall like the scent of warm pumpkin spice filling the kitchen. Just grab a few packages of Martha White Pumpkin Spice Muffin Mix, and you can make any of these cozy treats—which are perfect for both lazy weekends or after-school snacking!

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cake

Heat oven to 375°F. Spray an 8-inch square pan with no-stick baking spray. In a medium bowl, stir together ¾ cup Martha White all-purpose flour, ½ cup brown sugar, and 4 tablespoons butter, melted until crumbly. In a large bowl, combine 2 (7 oz.) packages Martha White Pumpkin Spice Muffin Mix, ⅔ cup whole milk, and ½ cup sour cream. Spread batter into prepared pan and sprinkle crumble topping over the surface. Bake until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool completely. Before slicing, dust the surface of the cake with 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar.

Pumpkin Spice Pecan Cookies

Heat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, combine 2 (7 oz.) packages Martha White Pumpkin Spice Muffin Mix, ½ softened unsalted butter, 1 large egg, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and stir until combined. Fold in ⅓ cup finely chopped pecans. Scoop batter onto baking sheet in heaping tablespoons. Bake until golden, about 10 minutes. Rest cookies on baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to baking rack to cool completely.

Cranberry Pumpkin Spice Quick Bread

Heat oven to 350°F. Spray a loaf pan with no-stick baking spray. In a large bowl, combine 2 (7 oz.) packages Martha White Pumpkin Spice Muffin Mix, ½ cup fresh or frozen cranberries, ⅓ cup chopped pecans (optional), and 1 ½ cups whole milk. Pour into pan. Bake until tall and golden and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 50 minutes. Transfer to a baking rack to cool completely before slicing.