Cream Cheese Pumpkin Muffins

Happy Fall!

Who else is super excited for football, sweaters, apple picking and pumpkin everything?! I love fall! The cool air is so refreshing after a hot summer and the leaves changing makes everything look so pretty. Typically I am not a person that likes too many pumpkin tasting things but this year I started out enjoying them! So the first thing I did was make some cream cheese pumpkin muffins with my husband. And man they are so yummy!

Cream Cheese Pumpkin Muffin

Cream Cheese Pumpkin Muffin

Ingredients

Muffin:

  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (15oz) can of pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Cream Cheese Swirl:

  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°. Put your muffin cups into your muffin pan and set it aside.
  2. *In a medium bowl whisk flour, pumpkin spice, baking soda and salt together. Set it aside.
  3. *In a large bowl mix the pumpkin, sugar and brown sugar together.
  4. *Beat in the eggs and add the vegetable oil and vanilla extract.
  5. *Slowly whisk in the flour mixture. Mix until there are no lumps.
  6. *Fill muffin tins until they are 3/4 full.
  7. *In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, egg yolk and vanilla extract together. Mix until well combined.
  8. *Top each muffin with about a 1/2 tablespoon (or to your liking) of the cream cheese mixture.
  9. *Use a toothpick to swirl the cream cheese mixture around the top of the muffin.
  10. Bake muffins for 18-20 minutes. [or until an inserted toothpick in the center comes out clean]
  11. Store muffins in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

*pictured below*

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Cream Cheese Pumpkin Muffin

Cream Cheese Pumpkin Muffin

Cream Cheese Pumpkin Muffin

Cream Cheese Pumpkin Muffin

Cream Cheese Pumpkin Muffin

Cream Cheese Pumpkin Muffin

Cream Cheese Pumpkin Muffin

Cream Cheese Pumpkin Muffin

Cream Cheese Pumpkin Muffin

Cream Cheese Pumpkin Muffin

Cream Cheese Pumpkin Muffin

These muffins look unique with the cream cheese swirl on top and they taste delicious! I liked them best warm but you can eat them cold or at room temperature as well. They are the perfect fall treat!

Cream Cheese Pumpkin Muffin
Cream Cheese Pumpkin Muffin
Cream Cheese Pumpkin Muffin

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