Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Muffins

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Muffins

If you’re looking for the best pumpkin muffins ever, get ready to try these Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins. These muffins with thick swirls of sweet cream cheese that melt right into the top as they bake are exactly what you need. Enjoy a bite of one of these wonderful muffins while curling up with a hot cup of coffee or cocoa. Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Muffins will be a hit for the whole family, adults, and kids alike!

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Muffins

Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Muffins

Even though I like to bake cakes, bars, cheesecakes, and other sweet treats, occasionally baking muffin is a lot of fun. Each perfectly shaped muffin is a tiny slice of sweetness and makes a great mid-morning snack, lunchtime treat, or lunchbox addition.

Each perfectly shaped muffin is a tiny slice of sweetness and makes a great mid-morning snack, lunchtime treat, or lunchbox addition.Muffins are also a fantastic option for a quick breakfast on the run. These muffins were a hit with my grandchildren and my son, who both enjoyed them. My daughter wanted extras to take to school for their lunch, so I had to make two batches. All of this indicates that the recipe worked as intended!

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Muffins for the whole family!

I decided to make one of the batches as mini muffins; this is a little bit easier for my daughter to place them in their lunch boxes. The first batch of muffins has cream cheese batter on top with pumpkin-flavored bottoms, thanks to my mild swirling technique. I chose to swirl a little more when making the second batch so the cream cheese batter would appear more incorporated into the muffin.

If you need to satisfy your sweet tooth, these Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Muffins are a perfect choice!!

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Muffins

MUFFIN INGREDIENTS:

These Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Muffins require simple ingredients that you probably already have most of them on hand:

Pumpkin Muffins:

  • all-purpose flour
  • pumpkin spice or cinnamon
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • Pumpkin puree- make sure to use pure canned pumpkin puree. 
  • granulated sugar
  • brown sugar- adds a little extra depth of flavor.
  • eggs
  •  oil
  • vanilla extract

Cream Cheese Swirl:

  • cream cheese
  • granulated sugar
  • egg yolk
  • vanilla extract

HOW TO MAKE PUMPKIN CREAM CHEESE MUFFINS:

Step 1: In a medium bowl, combine the dry ingredients: flour, pumpkin spice, baking soda, and salt.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients flour, pumpkin spice, baking soda, and salt.

Step 2: In a large mixing bowl, whisk together pumpkin, sugar, and brown sugar. Incorporate the eggs, oil, and vanilla extract. Slowly whisk in the flour mixture until there are no lumps.

In a large mixing bowl, combine pumpkin, sugar, and brown sugar. Incorporate the eggs, oil, and vanilla extract. Slowly whisk in the flour mixture until there are no lumps.

Step 3: Fill muffin cups a little more than halfway with the pumpkin batter and set aside.

Fill muffin cups a little more than halfway and set aside.

Cream Cheese Swirl:

Step 4: In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in the sugar, egg yolk, and vanilla extract until well combined.

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Muffins Recipe

Step 5: Top each muffin with about 1 tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture and use a toothpick to swirl it into the batter. Bake muffins for 18–20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Easy Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Muffins Recipe

Enjoy a bite of one of these wonderful muffins while curling up with a hot cup of coffee or cocoa.

I made two batches. I used muffin cups for the first one and made subtle swirls with a toothpick. The cream cheese was not completely incorporated into the batter for those muffins, as seen in the image below. I used a chopstick for the second batch for a more integrated swirl. Choose whichever you want, or you can do a combination of both. 

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Muffins Easy Recipe
swirls with a toothpick
If you need to satisfy your sweet tooth, these Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Muffins are a perfect choice!!
swirls with chopstick
Enjoy a bite of one of these wonderful muffins while curling up with a hot cup of coffee or cocoa.

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Enjoy a bite of one of these wonderful muffins while curling up with a hot cup of coffee or cocoa.

How to Make Pumpkin Cream Cheese

If you’re looking for the best pumpkin muffins ever, get ready to try these Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins. These muffins with thick swirls of sweet cream cheese that melt right into the top as they bake are exactly what you need. Enjoy a bite of one of these wonderful muffins while curling up with a hot cup of coffee or cocoa. Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Muffins will be a hit for the whole family, adults, and kids alike!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 16 muffins
Calories: 208kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 (15 oz.) can pure pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup oil I used olive oil or avocado oil for cooking
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Cream Cheese Swirl:

  • 1 (8oz) cream cheese
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • In a medium bowl, combine the dry ingredients: flour, pumpkin spice, baking soda, and salt.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together pumpkin, sugar, and brown sugar. Incorporate the eggs, oil, and vanilla extract. Slowly whisk in the flour mixture until there are no lumps.
  • Fill muffin cups a little more than halfway with the pumpkin batter and set aside.

Cream Cheese Swirl:

  • In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in the sugar, egg yolk, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  • Top each muffin with about 1 tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture and use a toothpick to swirl it into the batter. ( See Notes)
  • Bake muffins for 18–20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Notes

I made two batches. I used muffin cups for the first one and made subtle swirls with a toothpick. The cream cheese was not completely incorporated into the batter for those muffins, as seen in the image. I used a chopstick for the second batch for a more integrated swirl. Choose whichever you want, or you can do a combination of both. I also made mini muffins.

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Muffins perfect breakfast or treat

Nutrition

Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 153mg | Potassium: 36mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 61IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg

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Until the next one…

Love E.S. asimpletweak
 
 

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