Thursday, October 15, 2009

Pumpkin and Cream Cheese Muffin Madness

We're all so busy during the week between work, school, chores and so forth, that breakfast in our house is often overlooked, ignored, rushed, or forgotten about.

Cereal and frozen waffles are fine Monday through Saturday but every Sunday we always try and take some time out to enjoy each others company, slow down, and have a homemade family family breakfast.

The best part of this time of the year = breaking out all of my totally scrumptious Pumpkin recipes!

On our table this Sunday morning will be:

Pumpkin and Cream Cheese Muffin Madness

8 ounces of cream cheese
3 eggs
2 1/2 cups of sugar
2 1/2 cups of flour
1/4 cup of mixed walnuts and pecans, roughly chopped
3 tablespoons of butter - melted
2 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/4 teaspoons of baking soda
1 1/4 cups of solid-packed pumpkin
1/3 cup of vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.

2. Lightly coat muffin tins with oil or use muffin liners if preferred and set aside.

3. Mix the cream cheese, 1 egg, and 3 tablespoons sugar in a small bowl and set aside.

4. Toss 5 tablespoons sugar, 1/2 cup flour, nuts, butter, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon together in a medium bowl and set aside.

5. Combine the remaining sugar, flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and remaining cinnamon in a large bowl.

6. Lightly beat the remaining eggs, pumpkin, oil, and vanilla together in a medium bowl.

7. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture, pour the pumpkin mixture into the well, and mix with a fork just until moistened.

8. Evenly divide half of the batter among the muffin cups. Place two teaspoonfuls of cream cheese filling in the center of each cup and fill with the remaining batter.

9. Sprinkle some of the walnut and pecan mixture over the top of each muffin and bake until golden, 20-25 minutes.

10. Allow to cool and droll over them while you wait.

Yields roughly 24 muffins.
(Goes GREAT with a big cup of coffee!)


Anonymous said...

Ohhh! I'm gonna have to try this one! Yumm!

thanks for sharing!

Whimsical Creations said...

Sounds yummy!!