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Cream Cheese Filled Pumpkin Muffins

Cream Cheese Filled Pumpkin Muffins

These muffins are like eating pumpkin bread AND cheesecake for breakfast!



  1. Preheat the oven to 375°. Line muffin tin with paper liners and spray liners with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Whisk together the pumpkin, eggs, brown sugar, oil, salt, spices, baking powder, and baking soda. Add flour and mix till just combined. Stir in water.
  3. Put the cream cheese in a medium bowl. Stir in the sugar and vanilla (or lemon juice if you prefer).
  4. Put a scant 2 tablespoons of pumpkin batter into each muffin cup.Scoop a rounded teaspoon of the cream cheese filling and drop it in the center of the pumpkin batter. Top with another 2 tablespoons of pumpkin batter. Sprinkle with coarse sugar if desired
  5. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or till toothpick inserted into muffin comes out clean. Cool pan on rack for about 5 minutes, then remove muffins from pan to finish cooling.