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Funfetti Muffins Recipe

Funfetti mini muffins stacked on top of a plate with the words "Funfetti Muffins" dgitally written on top.

Let’s talk about how I am obsessed with these Funfetti Muffins. They’re adorable, and they taste great. I made them and shared them with my mom and grandma, introducing them to my new favorite muffins. 

Pete really liked them too. I mean, how could you not?

They’re using the same technique as our carrot cake muffins and our lemon muffins, if you’ve used our recipes for those before. If you haven’t, well, no worries. Just follow this recipe. You’ll love it. Trust me.

Funfetti Muffins Recipe

The best part about this recipe is that it’s Funfetti muffins with cake mix. If you don’t have a box of Funfetti cake mix, don’t worry. You can get a recipe for that at the end of this post and make this from scratch.

But, if you use the box mix, this is an easy three ingredient recipe.

Funfetti cake mix in a bowl next to a container of yogurt and a cup of water.

Funfetti Muffins Ingredients:

How To Make Funfetti Muffins:

Preheat the oven to 350 F.

Water pouring into cake mix in a bowl.

Put the cake mix in a bowl.

Pour in the water.

Yogurt pouring into cake mix in a bowl.

Add the yogurt.

Funfetti cake mix in a spoon above a bowl of funfetti cake mix.

Stir until combined.

Small aside: When you’re mixing this Funfetti Muffins batter, be sure to mix very carefully. If you mix too quickly (or use a hand or stand mixer), you have a very good chance of getting the colors of the sprinkles all over the white batter. If the colors run, you won’t end up with a very pretty muffin at the end.

Funfetti cake mix in a mini muffin pan.

Fill each cavity of a 24 cup mini muffin pan about 3/4 of the way full.

Bake about 14 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Subsequent batches will cook a little less (about 12 minutes).

This recipe will make two batches of Funfetti mini muffins, so you could either use two mini muffin pans, or you can bake a second batch. If you go with a second batch, it may bake quicker than your first batch did. So be sure to keep an eye on it.

Funfetti mini muffins on a wire rack.

What is Funfetti?

Funfetti is Pillsbury’s trademarked (I assume) cake variety. Funfetti, as a word, is a combination of fun and confetti because the cake mix is filled with edible confetti and it’s … fun.

Other brands have come up with similar cake mixes, like confetti cake mix. That would work in this Funfetti Muffins (aka confetti muffins) recipe.

Can you make homemade funfetti mix?

The short answer: yes.

Okay. So now, the how. Funfetti cake mix is actually just white cake mix with multicolored sprinkles mixed in. And luckily, you can buy multicolored sprinkles online.

Sprinkle a generous amount of the sprinkles into your cake mix and you’re ready to bake.

If you don’t feel like ordering sprinkles online, that’s fine. You can use regular (long, tube shaped) sprinkles instead.

I haven’t tried them, but I think you could use those tiny nonpareils sprinkles as well. I just think that because they’re so small and have so many colors, all the colors may bleed together and your muffins won’t end up as pretty as you would like them to be.

Funfetti muffins stacked on a plate.

Funfetti Muffins: Frequently Asked Questions

How many Weight Watchers points are Funfetti Weight Watchers Muffins?

This recipe started as a WW recipe, basically Weight Watchers cupcakes with yogurt and no icing. So just a quick calculation on the points.

The Funfetti cake mix is 64 points. The yogurt is 4 points. So 68 points divided by 48 is 1.4 points — so round up to 1.5 Freestyle points. Most programs won’t allow you to record half points, so eat 2 for 3 points.

If you using myWW Smartpoints, these are 2 myWW Smartpoints on the myWW Blue Plan, myWW Green Plan, and myWW Purple Plan.

Of course, be sure to double check the points in your WW app or calculator before adding them to your day.

Also, if you’re making your own funfetti mix (as described above) instead of using a pre-made cake mix, don’t forget to include the points for the cake mix and the points for the sprinkles when you’re adding up the points for these. Since the sprinkles aren’t originally in your cake mix, your points per muffin will be more than just calculating cake mix, yogurt, and water.

And that means you’ll actually have to measure out how many sprinkles you add to your homemade funfetti mix. That’s the only accurate way you can calculate your points. That seems like a bit of a pain in the neck, and it might just be easier to use pre-made cake mix if you’re counting Weight Watchers points.

Can you use a different kind of yogurt in these Funfetti Muffins?

You can change up the flavor of the yogurt in these Funfetti Muffins. Personally, I like using vanilla yogurt because it’s white. Some other yogurts, like strawberry, have food coloring in them (or are naturally colored because of the fruit). And that coloring takes away from the sprinkles in the funfetti mix.

If you’re concerned about Weight Watchers points, as many readers who find these muffins are, then you want to make sure you only use 100 calorie yogurt in this Funfetti recipe. That will keep the points as they are listed in this post.

If you’re not concerned about Weight Watchers points, you can use any flavor and calorie-count yogurt you prefer. I’ve made these with full-fat yogurt many times and they’ve always come out delicious.

However, I wouldn’t use Greek yogurt in these.

I really like Greek yogurt and use it all the time, like in our 2 Ingredient Dough. Regular yogurt is more watery than Greek yogurt because the whey is left behind.

Fun fact: Removing the whey is the basic difference between the two. Because Greek yogurt lacks the whey that regular yogurt has, Greek yogurt is a lot more dense than regular yogurt. And in this Funfetti Muffins recipe, where your goal is a light and fluffy muffin, a dense Greek yogurt might not work as well.

I haven’t tried to makes these Weight Watchers Funfetti cupcakes with Greek yogurt, though, so I can’t tell you exactly how they’ll turn out. So if you do try Greek yogurt, be sure to leave us a comment below and we’ll be sure to update this post.

Chocolate Weight Watchers muffins cooling on a wire rack.

Want more Weight Watchers muffin recipes?

We make a lot of different cake mix muffins with yogurt. They’re easy to make once you know how to make muffins from cake mix.

Check out a few of our favorites below:

Yield: 48 Mini Muffins

Funfetti Muffins

Funfetti muffins. You can make them with only three ingredients and they're only one Weight Watchers point. What a perfect snack.

Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 box of Funfetti cake mix
  • 5.3 oz. container of 100 calorie vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup of water

Instructions

  1. Pre heat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Combine the cake mix, yogurt, and water in a large bowl.
  3. Fill each cavity of a 24 cup mini muffin pan about 3/4 of the way.
  4. Bake about 14 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Subsequent batches will cook a little less (about 12 minutes).

Nutrition Information

Yield

24

Serving Size

2 Muffins

Amount Per Serving Calories 86Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 163mgCarbohydrates 19gFiber 0gSugar 10gProtein 1g

Have you made this Funfetti Muffins recipe? Let us know in the comments.

Mary

Tuesday 20th of April 2021

I love this recipe....it is so good! I use light vanilla greek yogurt every time I make these and they turn out great!

Andrea

Sunday 4th of December 2016

I scanned the Greek yogurt and got 5 points, scanned the funfetti box and it is 70 points for the box. Even if it made 24 cupcakes each one would've been 3 points. How did you get one point?

drugstore diva lisa

Tuesday 6th of December 2016

Andrea, it actually makes two batches, minimum, so that's 48 cupcakes at least. Are you using the new or old point system? This is from the old points.

patty

Saturday 9th of July 2016

how many carbs pre cupcake

Lindsey Bloodworth

Wednesday 25th of May 2016

Is this one Smart Point or one point on the new Points Plus (current program)?

Terri S

Tuesday 1st of March 2016

These sounds fantastic! I can't wait to make them for myself! Thank you for sharing the recipe.

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