Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins Recipe

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins Recipe

How To Make Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

Have a healthy and cheesy dessert with these cream cheese muffins made with pumpkin spice and cream cheese swirl topping for a satisfying dessert.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • ½cupwhole wheat flour,King Arthur, white
  • ¾cupall-purpose flour,King Arthur, unbleached
  • ¾cupraw sugar
  • 1tspbaking soda
  • 2tsppumpkin pie spice
  • ¼tspnutmeg
  • ¼tspcinnamon
  • ¼tspsalt
  • cupspumpkin,canned, not pumpkin pie filling
  • 2tbspcoconut oil
  • 1egg,large
  • tspvanilla extract
  • baking spray

For the Cream Cheese Topping:

  • 5ozless-fat cream cheese
  • 2tbspraw sugar
  • 1egg yolk,large
  • 1tspvanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a muffin tin with paper liners and lightly spray liners with oil for easy removal.

  2. In a medium bowl, combine flours, sugar, baking soda, pumpkin spice, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt with a wire whisk. Set aside.

  3. In a large bowl, mix pumpkin puree, oil, egg, and vanilla; beat at medium speed until thick. Scrape downsides of the bowl.

  4. Add flour mixture to the wet mixture, then blend at low speed until combined; do not overmix.

Cream Cheese Topping:

  1. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Slowly beat in the sugar, egg yolk, and vanilla extract until combined.

  2. Pour batter into prepared muffin tin. Drop about 1 tablespoon of the cream cheese to the top of each muffin. Using a toothpick, gently swirl the frosting from the edge to the center into the batter.

  3. Bake on the center rack for 24 to 26 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

  4. Let them cool before serving.


  • Calories: 161.92kcal
  • Fat: 7.22g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.53g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.44g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.42g
  • Carbohydrates: 21.79g
  • Fiber: 0.90g
  • Sugar: 11.23g
  • Protein: 2.98g
  • Cholesterol: 38.50mg
  • Sodium: 157.22mg
  • Calcium: 32.38mg
  • Potassium: 115.91mg
  • Iron: 0.94mg
  • Vitamin A: 115.06µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.37mg
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