Family Favorites: Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

Fall is upon us which means pumpkin season is here! If your searching for a muffin that is moist and full of the pumpkin flavor you crave this fall, you have found your match. Offering a rich pop of cream cheese this recipe always has my family wanting more.

These moist and delicious pumpkin cream cheese muffins scream fall and will have your family asking for more!

If you’re like me you are team pumpkin all the way once fall hits. These pumpkin cream cheese muffins are sure to be a hit to bring along to any holiday dinner or gathering with friends and family. 


  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 15 oz (around 2 cups) can pumpkin (pure pumpkin puree)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

These moist and delicious pumpkin cream cheese muffins scream fall and will have your family asking for more!


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Place paper baking cups into muffin pan. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, pumpkin spice, baking soda and salt until well combined. Set aside.
  3. In large bowl, whisk together pumpkin, sugar and brown sugar.
  4. Beat in eggs, vegetable oil and vanilla extract. Slowly whisk in the flour mixture, until there are no lumps. Fill muffin tins 3/4 full.
  5. In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add in sugar, egg yolk and vanilla extract and beat until well combined.
  6. Top each muffin with about 1 tablespoon of cream cheese mixture and use a toothpick to swirl it into the batter. This will not look smooth, but it will bake up much prettier. (You can see exactly how I did this in the video above.)
  7. Bake muffins for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. I liked these best at room temperature or even slightly chilled! Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

This recipe is created by The Novice Chef and you can find more delicious recipes and a video for these muffins.

Looking for another great holiday baking recipe? My Homemade Bread Recipe is perfect to turn into bread or buns at your holiday dinner or bring along to a friend or family members get together.

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Jump into fall with these delicious pumpkin cream cheese muffins. Moist and delicious, your family will always be asking for more!



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