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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

Photo: Diana Rattray
These pumpkin muffins are made extra-special with a vanilla cream cheese filling and delicious streusel topping. Serve these muffins at any fall breakfast, or take some to work for friends and coworkers to enjoy.


  • ***Filling***
  • 8 ounces regular or reduced fat cream cheese (Neufchatel), room temperature
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ***Muffins***
  • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup Canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • ***Topping***
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons soft butter
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons chopped walnuts, pecans, or hazelnuts


Line 18 muffin cups with paper baking cups or grease and flour the muffin cups.

Heat oven to 375°.

Filling: In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese, 1/4 cup of brown sugar, 1 egg, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat until smooth; set aside.

Muffins: In a large mixing bowl, combine the 2 2/3 cups of flour, 1 cup brown sugar, 1 cup granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, and pumpkin pie spice. Add eggs, pumpkin, oil, and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Beat until well blended. Topping: In a small bowl, combine the 1/3 cup flour, 1/3 cup brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, butter, and nuts. Work together with a fork or fingers.

Fill muffin cups about one-third full with the muffin batter, then put about 1 tablespoon of cream cheese mixture in the center of each. Top with about 1 more tablespoon of the pumpkin batter, or until cups are about 3/4 full. Sprinkle muffins with streusel topping. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until firm.

Makes 16 to 18 pumpkin muffins.

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 5 out of 5
Never tasted ANYTHING SO GOOD, Member Ludi815

These muffins are unreal. There isnt words for how good they are. They take a little time to make the 3 different things for them but it is SO WORTH IT!!!

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