Pumpkin Muffins with Cream Cheese

Pumpkin Muffins with Cream Cheese Swirl

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Bring on the pumpkin spice! These pumpkin muffins with a cream cheese swirl are a must-bake fall treat.



For the Muffins:

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Cream Cheese:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Prep a standard-sized muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk the flour, baking soda, spices, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, oil, eggs, pumpkin puree, and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones and mix until just combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the cream cheese, sugar, and egg until smooth with an electric mixer until smooth.
  4. Divide the batter evenly among the muffin molds. Top each with about two teaspoons of the cream cheese mixture. Using a toothpick, stir the cream cheese into the muffin batter.
  5. Bake the muffins for 30-35 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool the muffins in the pan (run a dinner knife around the edges to loosen them) before transferring them to a baking rack.


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