Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

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Could there be such a thing as fall breakfast? Perhaps this Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins recipe will justify that phrase. If you haven’t already made muffins using the real pumpkin puree, then this delicious recipe is the one for you. These muffins are everything you can imagine for a delicious breakfast on a chilly fall morning. They’re perfectly infused with pumpkin pie spice that will make your coffee sides extra special. There is no butter in this recipe, and the oil that is used is going to help the muffins come out extra moist and softer. The cream cheese filling is also another excellent combination that adds to the flavor on the pumpkin muffins. These muffins are also topped with oats which adds to the nutritional value and fiber to your diet, so they’re not all just a dessert indulgence. You can bake these muffins in advance and freeze them for eating anytime you crave a little something pumpkin for dessert.

Fall is the best time to try everything pumpkin with the help of simple baking recipes available to us. However, if you have the best baking recipes with pumpkin, then it doesn’t matter if its fall or not. Just use canned pumpkin puree when the pumpkins are not in season and eat them all year round. Pumpkins are very high in Vitamin A and moderately high in Vitamin C and B-6 with minerals like potassium and anti-oxidants that help in maintaining blood pressure. You can make this recipe healthier by using coconut oil instead of vegetable oil. There is a lot of controversy around vegetable oil just like Canola oil because of the amount of saturated fats it may have. Coconut oil even though it is high in good fats, you may use it as a substitute for other oils in moderation. If you’re feeling a tad bit bold, then you might want to try using cookie butter that will add gingerbread like a flavor to these muffins. You can also mix quinoa flour with all-purpose flour in half and half proportion as quinoa has higher fiber and protein nutrients. Remember to not be mistaken pumpkin puree for pumpkin pie filling as they are two different ingredients. For this recipe, it is important to use only pumpkin puree.

Remember that using fresh spices in desserts will help you in achieving the best results. Do not use stale spices that have been sitting in your kitchen for a long time. Spices tend to lose their aroma with time due to the lack of having a long shelf life. A basic rule to baking extra soft and spongy muffins is to bring the cold ingredients like eggs and butter to room temperature. This will help in achieving the softest textured muffins giving a tender crumb to them. As well as using superior quality of ingredients such as pure vanilla extract will add a great taste and bring out the richest flavor in baking goods. Always make sure to fill the muffin liners only 2/3rd full to prevent the batter from spilling. Overfilling the liners will not only waste the batter but also make it difficult to clean your oven from the mess.

Thank you to Angie at the Big Bears Wife food blog for sharing this Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins recipe with us. Do check out Angie’s blog for more simple baking recipes that add to the family fun during mealtime. This warm and spicy pumpkin muffin recipe is a huge crowd pleaser. You’ll notice the unbeatable flavors of fall in each bite. Enjoy a bite with family and friends today!

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