Today’s This Week’s Cravings theme is Your BEST Pumpkin Recipe and I’m sharing my all-time favorite pumpkin recipe: Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins. These are a regular treat at our house and they just keep getting more delicious and difficult to resist. Today, I made them with half whole wheat pastry flour and half white flour with walnuts on top. Pecans and toasted pumpkin seeds also make delicious toppings.
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins
8 ounces cream cheese
3 cups gluten-free flour (or all-purpose flour)
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons nutmeg
2 teaspoons cloves, ground
¼ teaspoons ginger, ground
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups sugar
2 cups pumpkin puree
1 ¼ cups applesauce or yogurt
½ cups chopped walnuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Mix dry ingredients.
Mix wet ingredients.
Place one small scoop of batter in muffin tins.
Add a pat of cream cheese to each muffin well.
Place another small scoop of batter over the cream cheese, making sure to cover the pat.
Top with walnuts, if desired.
Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 22 minutes
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- December 12 – Macaroni and Cheese
This Week's Cravings (PUMPKIN): Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins
Pumpkin cream cheese muffins are such an amazing surprise. I love bringing these to parties and seeing the joy on friends' faces. Plus, they're delicious!
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 3 cups gluten-free flour
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons nutmeg
- 2 teaspoons cloves, ground
- ¼ teaspoons ginger, ground
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups pumpkin puree
- 1 ¼ cups applesauce or yogurt
- ½ cups chop walnuts
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Mix dry ingredients.
- Mix wet ingredients.
- Place one small scoop of batter in muffin tins.
- Add a pat of cream cheese to each muffin well.
- Place another small scoop of batter over the cream cheese, making sure to cover the pat.
- Top with walnuts, if desired.
- Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 22 minutes