Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

These Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins will knock ya’ sideways! Tender little morsels of pumpkin, cream cheese, and a streusel topping.


I can’t remember when I’ve made a better batch of muffins than these!

Very moist. Not crumbly. Even on day two! Very tasty!

Toasting the nuts really enhances the flavor.

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
50 mins

These Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins are great as a dessert or snack.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins
Servings: 4
Calories: 325 kcal
  • 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
  • 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. Grease and flour 18 muffin cups.
  2. Filling: Beat cream cheese until soft. Add egg, vanilla and brown sugar. Beat until smooth. Set aside.
  3. Streusel Topping: Mix flour, sugar, cinnamon, and pecans. Add butter and cut it in with a fork until crumbly. Set aside.
  4. Muffin Batter: In a large bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  5. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and gradually incorporate eggs, pumpkin, olive oil and vanilla. Beat together until smooth.
  6. Fill cups with pumpkin mixture until they're about 1/2 full. Carefully add one tbsp of the cream cheese mixture right in the middle of the batter.
  7. If you're using paper cups, try to keep cream cheese from touching the paper.
  8. Sprinkle on the streusel topping.
  9. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.



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Recipe based on one by spatchcock
Photo by Diana Johnson