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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins Recipe: cream cheese and toasted pecans make these muffins perfect for breakfast or a snack. Moist and delicious!


Well…the cans of pumpkin I bought last month are now officially gone. I’m fresh out of pumpkin recipes for this season but I’m pretty sure I saved the best for last. Cream cheese can only make a recipe better…right? That is what takes these pumpkin cream cheese muffins to the next level. I love the way these turned out. The only thing I would do differently is squirt the cream cheese mixture more into the center of the muffin cup. These had great texture and were so moist. Definitely worth the time to make them from scratch.

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins Recipe: cream cheese and toasted pecans make these muffins perfect for breakfast or a snack. Moist and delicious!

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins Recipe: cream cheese and toasted pecans make these muffins perfect for breakfast or a snack. Moist and delicious!

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins Recipe: cream cheese and toasted pecans make these muffins perfect for breakfast or a snack. Moist and delicious!
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Course: Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 18 muffins
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

For the filling:

  • 8 oz. cream cheese at room temp.
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar

For the topping:

  • 5 Tablespoons Flour
  • 5 Tablespoons white sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 3 Tablespoons toasted chopped pecans optional
  • 3 Tablespoons butter at room temp.

For the batter:

  • 2 1/2 cups Flour
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/3 cups pumpkin
  • 1/3 cups canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Grease and flour 18 muffin cups or use paper liners.
  • Beat cream cheese until soft.
  • Add egg, vanilla and brown sugar.
  • Beat until smooth. Set aside.
  • Mix flour, sugar, cinnamon and pecans.
  • Add butter and cut in with a fork until crumbly.
  • Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
  • Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and gradually incorporate eggs, pumpkin, oil and vanilla.
  • Beat until smooth.
  • Fill cups with pumpkin mixture 1/2 full.
  • Carefully add one Tablespoon cream cheese mixture right in the middle of the muffin cups.
  • I used a pastry bag but a ziploc bag with the corner cut off works just as good.
  • Sprinkle on the streusel topping.
  • Bake 20 – 25 min.
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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins Recipe: cream cheese and toasted pecans make these muffins perfect for breakfast or a snack. Moist and delicious!

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins Recipe: cream cheese and toasted pecans make these muffins perfect for breakfast or a snack. Moist and delicious!

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21 Comments

  1. Cookie Eddings says:

    I just love your recipes, Ann. I’ve tried a couple; they were yummy. When will you have your Christmas
    alphabet for sale?

    Thank you,
    Cookie

  2. Deborah H. Bateman says:

    These muffins look and sound delicious. I can’t wait to try the recipe. If you get a chance stop by my blog Recipe for Life and check out some of my family favorite recipes at: deborah-bteman.blogspot.com. I found your blog through Savvy Southern Style. I would love to exchange links with you if you are interested let me know.
    Blessings,
    Deborah H. Bateman-Author

  3. I made these muffins tonight! Just let me say…Oh my Goodness!!! They are delicious! And so worth the extra bit of effort to make homemade. I think this recipe may have just taken over as my favorite pumpkin muffin/bread. Will be delicious with a cup of coffee. Thank you very much for such a wonderfully delicious recipe!!! :)

  4. I love the pictures and it is almost ALWAYS worth making something from scratch. Happy for the recipe, i can’t wait to have one of my kids make them. I love that they are old enough to bake now.

  5. They are pretty, and I know they must be delicious. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  6. Katherines Corner says:

    Oh my goodness I’m making these yummies!!! xo

  7. My husband was reading over my shoulder. He plans to bake these soon.

  8. Jane @ Cottage at the Crossroads says:

    Ann, I’m giving you an A+ and a google +1! Hehe! These looks so darn delicious that I’m salivating like my dog! Yes, you did save the best for last!

  9. Leigh Powell Hines @Hinessightblog says:

    These look delicious, Ann.

  10. I feel like I could take a bite out of your photos. They look so delish.

  11. Those look dee-licious! Cream cheese is my friend! :)

  12. Oh Ann they sound YUMMY!!

  13. Oh those look soooo stinkin’ delicious! I have to make them!

  14. I still have a can of pumpkin in the fridge, leftover from my foray into the world of miniature doughnuts – yummy! These look like diet-busters – the sort of muffins I’d best make to take to the office where there are lots of people to eat them!

  15. Michele @ Finch Rest says:

    Oh wow, hey thanks, Ann!

    Very much appreciate the recipe, I want to try them and I have all the ingredients here now, yay.

  16. Hi Ann ~ your pumpkin cream cheese muffins look absolutely fantastic. I am going to have to try this. ~mmmmmm~
    I’m drooling. Have a wonderful Sunday

  17. Nana Diana says:

    Hi Anne- I am back to blogging after my break. Those muffins sound great and I think I gained a pound just reading about them. Have a blessed Sunday- xo Diana

  18. Sounds yummy! I love pumpkin anything. Makes me feel like I am eating pie every time.

  19. Grace @ sense and simplicity says:

    Hi Ann, Great photos of those muffins. The lighting is fantastic and I love the layering of the plate, board, and orange and white material (?).

  20. Sweet Posy Dreams says:

    I haven’t made pumpkin muffins in ages. I used to make them for the kids to have when they got home from school in the fall. This is a good reminder to make some when they come home for Thanksgiving.

  21. Ann…these look and sound so delicious, seriously! The topping really makes it different. I have everything but the cream cheese. I’ll put that on my grocery list! Thanks so much!

    XO,
    Jane

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