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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

Copycat Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins are my favorite pumpkin muffin recipe with a cheesecake filling! These easy muffins are a Starbucks Copycat and are the perfect easy breakfast or brunch muffin recipe for fall!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast, muffin, pumpkin
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 18 muffins
Calories 208kcal
Author Dorothy Kern
Cost $8

Ingredients

For the Muffin

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree not pumpkin pie mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour

For the Cream Cheese Filling

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Pumpkin Seeds optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Line muffin tins with liners.
  • Stir pumpkin, oil, and sugar together in a large bowl. Do this by hand - don’t use a mixer. Stir in eggs, pumpkin pie spice, salt, and baking soda. Stir in 1 cup flour, then stir in milk, then stir in remaining 1 cup flour.
  • Divide evenly among muffin pans, filling each liner 1/2 full. Make a small indentation in the top of the muffin with the back of a spoon, a little holder for the cream cheese filling.
  • Stir together cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla.
  • Drop 1 tablespoon onto the top of each muffin. Use the back of a spoon to spread the cheesecake mixture into the little indentation you made and adhere it to the muffin batter. Sprinkle with 4-5 pumpkin seeds, optional.
  • Bake for about 15-20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the muffin part comes out with just a few crumbs stuck too it.
  • Cool at least 5 minutes before serving. Store in refrigerator. Muffins can be frozen for quick breakfasts!

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Nutrition

Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 143mg | Potassium: 72mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 2319IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg