These Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins are a must-bake fall treat! They are super moist, pillowy soft, fluffy, swirled with cheesecake batter, topped with pumpkin seeds and burst of the fall flavor. It's hard not to reach out for a second! The BEST pumpkin muffins ever!
Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins InstructionsPumpkin Cheesecake Muffins Instructions
Into a medium bowl sift organic flour and add all dry ingredients: salt, baking soda, baking pow¬der, ground cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice. Using had whisker mix all the ingredients together and set aside until ready for use.
Place softened cream cheese into a separate medium bowl. Add sugar and beat until combined and sugar is completely dissolved. Mix in 1 medium egg yolk and beat until incorporated. Then add vanilla extract and beat once more until all combined and pale yellow in color (NOTE: if you’re using store-bought eggs, the cheesecake batter will not look as yellow as mine did, using home eggs). Set aside until ready for use.
Beat 2 eggs and 1 egg white with organic (or granulated) sugar in a small separate bowl for a minute. Then add brown sugar and beat for another 30 seconds or until mixture is fluffy and pale yellow in color. Add the rest of the ingredients: homemade pumpkin puree, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Beat for an additional 30 seconds or until everything is well incorporated.
Use ¼ cup scoop to divide muffin batter evenly. Then add 1 heaping tablespoon of cheesecake batter on top of each muffin and swirl in with the muffin batter. Finally, top each muffin with pumpkin seeds and bake them in preheated oven to 350 F (180 C) for 18 – 20 minutes (depends on the oven).
If your cheesecake batter caved in after they’ve cooled making a nest in the muffin that means you overbaked the muffins (mainly the cheesecake batter). They will still taste great, just will not have a round muffin top look. Also, try to be very careful when removing the muffins from the oven to prevent muffin pan from shaking, because as you probably know the cheesecake batter settles down if shacked.
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