Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins BreadCheeseVegetarianBreakfast

Pumpkin cream cheese muffins

If you don't put frosting on it, it's considered a muffin and not a cupcake. Which makes it an acceptable breakfast food.


Ingredients

Batter

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 cupped canned pumpkin
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon each ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice*
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Filling

  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 24 muffins

Notes

* 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice can be substituted for these 5 spices listed above

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Place 24 muffin liners in muffin tins (or if you don’t have muffin liners, just grease the pans with shortening.)
  2. Mix the first four ingredients in a large bowl for 1 minute until well mixed. In a separate, medium bowl, combine the remaining batter ingredients. Add this mixture to the large bowl all at once and stir until moistened.
  3. In a small bowl, combine all of the ingredients for the filling. The softer the cream cheese, the better: if it is too hard, the filling will have chunks in it (which will melt in during baking, so it’s not a big deal).
  4. Divide half of the batter equally among the 24 muffin tins. Spoon the filling evenly between the muffins on top of the batter. Top each with the remaining muffin batter.
  5. Bake 18-20 or until the tops or the muffins just begin to darken.