Sunday, September 26, 2010

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins with Streusel Topping





-Cream Cheese Filling-
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons brown sugar

-Streusel Topping-
4 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
5 tablespoons white sugar
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons chopped pecans


-Muffin Batter-
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
(or 1 t each nutmeg, clove, allspice, ginger)

1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 can (15-16oz) canned pumpkin
1/3 cup canola
2 teaspoons vanilla extract


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease and flour 18 muffin cups, or use paper liners.

2. To make the filling: In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese until soft. Add egg, vanilla and brown sugar. Beat until smooth, then set aside.

3. For the streusel topping: In a medium bowl, mix flour, sugar, cinnamon and pecans. Add butter and cut it in with a fork until crumbly. Set aside.

4. For the muffin batter: In a large bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Make a well in the center of flour mixture and add eggs, pumpkin, olive oil and vanilla. Beat together until smooth.

5. Place pumpkin mixture in muffin cups about 1/2 full. Then add one tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture right in the middle of the batter. Try to keep cream cheese from touching the paper cup. Sprinkle on the streusel topping.

6. Bake at 375 degrees F (195 degrees C) for 20 to 25 minutes.




  1. These sound delicious, Kendra. How can you go wrong with pumpkin and cream cheese? La

  2. WOW - it looks so delicious!! I posted it on my TT&J FB page and linked to you :)


  3. Yummers! I will give these a try as they sound absolutely scrumptious! Thanks so much for sharing.

  4. Oh my goodness! I'm a little obsessed with the Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cheese muffins, so these are a must make! Thank you so much for the recipe!

  5. o.k princess...I think you are out of training and have your crown! Those muffins are what I LOVE!

    Thanks for the recipe....

  6. This looks yummy!!! Thanks for your comment on my preschool blog (which is still under construction, slowly but surely)...but anyway I am sorry you couldnt leave me a comment. I change the setting, try again soon when you have a chance and if you are still unable to leave a comment, please let me know. Once again, thanks for your comment!! =D

  7. Mmm, this looks wonderful , Kendra!...Christine

  8. How did they turn out? They sound so good- I love the ones from starbucks but, those don't have the crumbly topping! I bet yours are better!

  9. YUM!!!! I think I'm going to have to make these!!

  10. Oooh! Yummy. Gonna give these a try. Thanks for sharing.

  11. I made these last night and brought them to work... WOW! So good!


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