Spiced Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

Pumpkin season is here, and what better way to celebrate than with these delectable Spiced Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins? These muffins are a delightful combination of moist pumpkin goodness, warm spices, and a surprise cream cheese center that will make your taste buds dance with joy.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt.
  3. In a separate large bowl, beat together the pumpkin puree, granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  4. In a small bowl, mix the softened cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth.
  5. Fill each muffin cup with a spoonful of the pumpkin batter, then add a dollop of the cream cheese mixture on top.
  6. Top the cream cheese with more pumpkin batter until the cups are about ¾ full.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
  8. Allow the muffins to cool in the pan for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 12 muffins

These Spiced Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins are the perfect fall treat. With their moist pumpkin base and creamy cheese center, they’re a delightful way to welcome the autumn season.

Nutritional Information: (per muffin) Calories: 280 | Fat: 15g | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 4g | Fiber: 2g

Pumpkin season is all about cozy moments, and these muffins are an invitation to savor the flavors of fall. Whether you enjoy them as a quick breakfast or a comforting afternoon snack, their pumpkin-spice goodness will warm your heart and soul. Share these Spiced Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins with loved ones, and let the joy of the season fill your home.