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!

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

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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!
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Servings: 18 muffins
Author: Ann Drake
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
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Ingredients

For the filling:

  • 8 oz. cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar

For the topping:

  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup toasted chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup butter (softened)

For the batter:

  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 15 oz. pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Grease and flour 18 muffin cups or use paper liners.
  • For the filling: in the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the cream cheese until fluffy.
  • Add egg, vanilla, and brown sugar.
  • Beat until smooth. Set aside.
  • For the topping: in a medium bowl, mix flour, sugar, cinnamon, and pecans.
  • Add butter and cut in with a fork until crumbly.
  • Set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, or a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and salt.
  • Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, and one at a time, add the two eggs, pumpkin, oil, and vanilla, beating between additions.
  • Beat until smooth, making sure to scrape the bowl well.
  • Fill pan vessels 1/4 full with the pumpkin batter.
  • Carefully add one tablespoon cream cheese mixture on top of the pumpkin batter.
  • Divide the remaining batter among the vessels.
  • Sprinkle on the topping over the batter.
  • Bake 20 – 25 min.
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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. 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. I feel like I could take a bite out of your photos. They look so delish.

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

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

  12. 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!

  13. Oh wow, hey thanks, Ann!

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

  14. 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

  15. 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

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

  17. 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 (?).

  18. 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.

  19. 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