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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins are a tasty treat for snacking, breakfast, and more. These pumpkin cream cheese swirl muffins are easy to make as well! 

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins are a tasty treat for snacking, breakfast, and more. These pumpkin cream cheese swirl muffins are easy to make as well! Then there was that time where I based a recipe off of a fall Yankee candle scent. It smells like HEAVEN and I would like to somehow bathe in that without burning my skin off. It’s good enough to eat! So we’re eating it today, guys (the pumpkin cream cheese swirl muffins, not the candle, obvs).

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins recipe are a tasty treat for snacking, breakfast, and more. These pumpkin cream cheese swirl muffins are easy to make as well! These pumpkin cream cheese swirl muffins are super moist like my Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins. I know sometimes muffins are dry and a little boring but that’s not the case here! You know this is you have tried my Green Walnut Pistachio Muffins

Ingredients needed for the pumpkin cream cheese swirl muffins

 

Adding the dry ingredients needed for the pumpkin cream cheese swirl muffins We’ll be using an entire can of pumpkin puree, not only does that make these muffins extra moist and flavorful, it also means you don’t have to end up throwing out half a can of something. 

Mixing the dry ingredients needed for the pumpkin cream cheese swirl muffins

Here’s what you will need to make pumpkin cream cheese swirl muffins: 

This is a list of the ingredients you will need to make the batter for these pumpkin cheesecake muffins. Below, you’ll find the ingredients for the cream cheese swirl that adds even more delicious flavor to your muffins! 

Easy Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins are a tasty treat for snacking, breakfast, and more. These pumpkin cream cheese swirl muffins are easy to make as well! 

  • 1 15 oz can pure pumpkin puree
  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Adding the pumpkin to the dry ingredients needed for the pumpkin cream cheese swirl muffins

Ingredients needed to make the cream cheese swirl: 

The cream cheese swirl inside of the pumpkin muffins is the best part! It adds a creamy, flavorful texture that puts these muffins over the top. You need just a few ingredients to whip up this incredible mixture. 

Mixing the pumpkin with the dry ingredients needed for the pumpkin cream cheese swirl muffins

  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt

Adding the eggs to the pumpkin mixture for the pumpkin cream cheese swirl muffins

 

Mixing the eggs with all of the ingredients for the Simple Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

How to make pumpkin cheesecake muffins: 

If you like to bake it will come as no surprise to you that these pumpkin cheesecake muffins are super easy to make like my banana crumb muffins. The delicious batter comes together in just a few minutes and then they’re on their way to the oven. 

 

Check out the easy to follow instructions below as well as some tips on how to get the most perfect swirl in each of your pumpkin cream cheese swirl muffins!  

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins are a tasty treat for snacking, breakfast, and more. These pumpkin cream cheese swirl muffins are easy to make for a fall or Thanksgiving dessert! 

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Place liners in muffin pan and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt until well-combined. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together pumpkin, sugar and brown sugar.
  4. Beat in eggs, vegetable oil and vanilla extract. Slowly whisk in the flour mixture until there are no lumps. Fill muffin tins ¾ full.
  5. In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add in sugar, egg yolk, salt, and vanilla extract and beat until well combined.
  6. Top each muffin with 1 tablespoon of cream cheese mixture and use a toothpick to swirl it into the batter.
  7. Bake muffins for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

How to get the perfect swirl in your pumpkin cream cheese swirl muffins: 

The easiest way to get the perfect swirl is to take a toothpick or even a wooden kabob stick and do some random circles inside each muffin cup. 

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins are a tasty treat for snacking, breakfast, and more. These pumpkin cream cheese swirl muffins are easy to make for a fall, Halloween or Thanksgiving dessert! I like to try and make sure I put the cream cheese in the middle of the batter so that it can more evenly be distributed throughout the pumpkin batter! 

 

You can also do a zig zag motion in order to get the cream cheese swirl to incorporate within the batter! 

Mixing the eggs with all of the ingredients for the Simple Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

Just be careful not to overdo it or your swirl won’t actually look like a “swirl” anymore. 

How to store your leftover muffins: 

If you have any leftover muffins…which I don’t think is likely based on how fast they disappear around here…they need to be stored in the refrigerator. 

 

Beautiful Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins are a tasty treat for snacking, breakfast, and more. These pumpkin cream cheese swirl muffins are easy to make for a fall, Halloween or Thanksgiving dessert! Because of the cream cheese swirl the dairy in these muffins really should be kept chilled. If you like a warm muffin you can always reheat them in the microwave for a few seconds, I think they’re just as delicious chilled as they are fresh from the oven. 

 

Keep them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. As for freezing, I wouldn’t recommend it. The cream cheese just does not hold up well to freezing. Not to worry, the whole recipe is done and ready to go in about 30 minutes so you can whip them up fresh whenever you like! 

Beautiful Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins are a tasty treat for snacking, breakfast, and more. These pumpkin cream cheese swirl muffins are easy to make for a fall, Christmas, or Thanksgiving dessert! 

Is this a spicy pumpkin recipe? 

Some pumpkin recipes are kind of spicy or heavily spiced. These pumpkin cream cheese muffins are not! There is a lot of good pumpkin flavor in each bite but they’re not overly spiced and even kids love this recipe. 

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins are a tasty treat for snacking, breakfast, and more. These pumpkin cream cheese swirl muffins are easy to make as well! We use pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon in this recipe but no extra cloves or anything like that. In my opinion these are not overwhelming in their level of pumpkin or their level of spice! 

You should also try my cinnamon sugar pumpkin donut muffins that always disappear quickly.

Simple Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins are a tasty treat for snacking, breakfast, and more. These pumpkin cream cheese swirl muffins are easy to make for a fall, Christmas, or Thanksgiving dessert! 

Hey, let’s eat breakfast!

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Muffins
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Southern
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Serves: 12
 
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins are a tasty treat for snacking, breakfast, and more. These pumpkin cream cheese swirl muffins are easy to make as well!
Ingredients
  • 1 15 oz can pure pumpkin puree
  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
For Cream Cheese Swirl:
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ⅛ teaspoon fine sea salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place muffin/cupcake liners in muffin pan and set aside.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt until well-combined. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together pumpkin, sugar and brown sugar.
  4. Beat in eggs, vegetable oil and vanilla extract. Slowly whisk in the flour mixture until there are no lumps. Fill muffin tins ¾ full.
  5. In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add in sugar, egg yolk, salt, and vanilla extract and beat until well combined.
  6. Top each muffin with 1 tablespoon of cream cheese mixture and use a toothpick to swirl it into the batter.
  7. Bake muffins for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Enjoy!

Gorgeous Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins are a tasty treat for snacking, breakfast, and more. These pumpkin cream cheese swirl muffins are easy to make for fall or Thanksgiving! 

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