PREP TIME: 15 mins | COOK TIME: 25 mins | TOTAL TIME: 40 mins | YIELD: 12
These moist and perfectly spiced Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins are the perfect fall breakfast treat. Delicious, light with a lovely cream cheese swirl topping that I love so much!
½ c white whole wheat flour, King Arthur
¾ c unbleached all-purpose flour, King Arthur
¾ c raw sugar
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
¼ tsp nutmeg
¼ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp salt
1 ½ c canned pumpkin, not pumpkin pie filling
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 large Egg
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
CREAM CHEESE TOPPING (makes ¾ cup):
5 ounces ⅓ less fat cream cheese
2 tbsp raw sugar
1 large Egg yolk
1 tsp vanilla extract
HOW TO MAKE PUMPKIN CREAM CHEESE MUFFINS
Step 1: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 350 degrees F.
Step 2: Use paper liners to line a muffin tin and oil to lightly grease the liners.
Step 3: Add the whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour sugar, baking soda, pumpkin spice, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl. Using a wire whisk, mix until the ingredients are well incorporated, then set aside.
Step 4: Beat the pumpkin puree, oil, egg, and vanilla in a large bowl at medium speed until thick, scraping the sides of the bowl.
Step 5: Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Beat at low speed until well mixed but don’t overmix.
Step 6: Place the cream cheese in a large bowl and beat until smooth. Add in the sugar, egg yolk, and vanilla extract, beating slowly until incorporated.
Step 7: Transfer the batter into the lined and greased muffin tin, then cut a tbsp cream cheese over each muffin. Carefully swirl the frosting with a toothpick from the edge to the middle of the batter.
Step 8: Place the muffins on the middle rack of the preheated oven. Bake for about 24 to 26 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the muffin comes out clean.
Step 9: Once done, remove from the oven and allow the muffins to cool before serving.
Serving: 1muffin Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 3.5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 160mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Blue Smart Points: 7 | Green Smart Points: 7 | Purple Smart Points: 7 | Points +: 4