Oh yes, the baking and creating is now in full swing. Cakes, brownies, cup cakes and of course muffins! Delicious, easy and super quick breakfast ideas for those busy mornings. Baking bread of all kinds is a secret passion of mine. Savory breads to go with your amazing dinner dishes like this fantastic Copy Cat Recipe for Kings Hawaiian Bread. Or maybe you prefer some sweet quick breads for dessert, or a fast busy morning breakfast, like Pumpkin Bread, Strawberry Bread or Zucchini Bread. In the cooler months pumpkin is readily available and usually you can find it on sale with the holidays approaching. Add a little something extra to your pumpkin muffins by topping them with a creamy and sweet cheese cake top. The flavor in these Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins is out of this world! Here is how we made them.
Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins
- 1 15 oz can pumpkin
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 8 oz. cream cheese (softened)
- 5 TBS sugar
- 1 egg yolk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- chopped nuts (optional)
Preheat Oven to 350 degrees , Grease and flour muffin tins. Or use paper cupcake liners (I still like to grease these also)
In a medium bowl, mix together the pumpkin, oil and sugar until combined. Add eggs 1 at a time mixing after each addition. Mix in vanilla.
In a separate bowl combine the dry ingredients. Mix together.
Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix just until combined.
Mix all ingredients together until creamy.
Fill muffin cups 1/2 full with batter mixture, top with 1/2 TBS of the filling mixture. Swirl the 2 together with a knife or toothpick.
Bake in the over for 20 – 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
*Note – The cheesecake filling will be a little wet even when it is completely cooked. Take note of where you test for doneness.
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