Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

Friday, October 12, 2012

Jump start Fall with these Pumpkin Cream Cheese muffins.  I made these last weekend.  It takes a little time because there are actually three steps to making them.  They were good, but I think I would add some pumpkin pie spice to these to give them a little more "kick".  Enjoy with your "only available in the Fall Pumpkin Lattes!"

Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins Recipe from Food.com

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

1 (8 ounce) package
cream cheese
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons brown sugar
4 1/2 tablespoons flour
5 tablespoons white sugar
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons chopped
pecans (toasted these briefly first on a cookie sheet in the oven at 350 degrees,
for about 10 minutes.)
2 1/2 cups flour (I used half white, half whole wheat
2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 1/3 cups canned pumpkin
1/3 cup olive oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Grease and flour 18 muffin cups.
3. FILLING: Beat cream cheese until soft.
4. Add egg, vanilla and brown sugar.
5. Beat until smooth.

6. Set aside.
7. Mix flour, sugar, cinnamon and pecans.
8.Add butter and cut it in with a fork until crumbly.
Set aside.
9.In a large bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
10. Make a well in the center of flour mixture and gradually incorporate eggs, pumpkin, olive oil andvanilla.
11. Beat together until smooth.
12. Fill cups with pumpkin mixture until they're about 1/2 full.
13. Carefully add one tbsp of the cream cheese mixture right in the middle of the batter.
14. If you're using paper cups, try to keep cream cheese from touching the paper.
15. Sprinkle on the streusel topping.Bake at 375 degrees for 20 to 25


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