Hey there! Can you believe that it’s already October? We woke up to snow… and lots of it. Excuse me while I go back to bed where I’m safe under a warm blanket.
Where did Fall go (and all of its amazing autumnal weather?) I hope it comes back. In the meantime, I’m going to indulge in a fall favourite: pumpkin muffins!
In particular, a pumpkin muffin recipe flavoured with warming and aromatic pumpkin pie spice (I make my own with a mix of ground cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves) and topped with a glorious layer of lightly sweetened cream cheese.
I hope you enjoy this easy recipe for Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Muffins!
Whisk together the dry ingredients until well-combined. Scroll down below for the full recipe.
Whisk the pumpkin puree, vegetable oil, and eggs until combined.
Then add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and whisk until combined.
Make the topping by mixing together the cream cheese with vanilla extract and a little bit of sugar.
Scoop the pumpkin muffin batter into a muffin tin and dollop the cream cheese mixture on top of the batter. Then take a toothpick to swirl the cream cheese on top.
Bake the muffins for 14-18 minutes until a wooden skewer comes out clean in the center. Tip: You may need to poke the muffin from the side to prevent the skewer from pulling up the cream cheese topping.
The pumpkin puree gives the muffin a lovely deep orange colour and the texture is so satisfying – fluffy muffins with a creamy topping. When you bite into all of it at once, it’s the best.
It’s not overly sweet either. Plus, it’s great to eat warm, at room temperature, or chilled (from storing in the refrigerator).
Remember to pick up pure pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling as the filling is often sweetened and spiced. You want regular, mild squash flavour of pumpkin puree where you can sweeten and spice it to your liking.
Overall, these pumpkin muffins:
Are delicious: It has lovely warming spices, light pumpkin flavour, and delicious cream cheese on top.
Have great texture that’s wonderfully fluffy and easy to eat.
Are perfect to have for breakfast, as a snack, or dessert. It’s great to pair it with a cup of coffee, tea, or milk.
Uses simple ingredients that are easy to find at most grocery stores or probably in your kitchen pantry already.
Are easy to put together: It takes very little time (about 15 minutes) to prepare these muffins. Then you simply just bake them until done.
Are so shareable: Perfect to bring to a potluck, serve at a party, or bring into the office.
I hope you try this recipe! If you do, please leave me a rating and comment down below or tag me on any of my social media. I’m @yay_for_food on Instagram. I’ll love a picture!