Sunday, October 2, 2011

Pumpkin Spice Muffins


 Pumpkin Spice Muffins
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon cinnamon (I gave it a few extra shakes for good measure)
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cup pumpkin (1 can)
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla

cream cheese filling:
4 oz cream cheese (I used reduced fat and kept it cold so that it wouldn't run everywhere)
2/3 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla



1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Whisk together all of muffin ingredients (no special way...just put them all in a mixing bowl and give them a good whisk).
3. Mix together cream cheese filling  ingredients.
4. Using my 1 1/2 T cookie scoop (cookie scoops are one of my FAVORITE kitchen tools.  They make baking so easy.) I put one scoop of muffin mix in the bottom of each muffin liner and gently evened it out across the bottom.  Then I put about a 1 1/2 teaspoon scoop of cream cheese filling right in the center but don't spread it out..  Then I put another 1 1/2 T cookie scoop full of muffin mix right on top of the little dollop of cream cheese and gently spread it out around the edges so the cream cheese was hidden.
5. I gave each muffin a little shake of cinnamon sugar and baked them for approximately 15 minutes.

Yield: 12 muffins

Tip: Pumpkin baked goods are even better cold so keep them in the fridge!



11 comments:

  1. THANK YOU for sharing this! They look delicious and I am definitely going to be making these very soon.

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  2. you just made my day with this recipe! I just came across your blog and i wanted to tell you i love it! i can't wait to read more :)

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  3. those look so yummy ... I cannot wait to make them! :)

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  4. Holy moly. You had me at cream cheese. Have to try these!

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  5. These look so good! I've got a big ol can of pumpkin that I've been wanting to use so I'll definitely try these, thanks for sharing! : )

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  6. I just made these on Sunday but I cheated by doing the three ingredient method with boxed spice cake mix!

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  7. Made these last night! They are a hit at the office. Thanks for posting!

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  8. I have been eyeing these since you posted this! I think I am going to try to make them this weekend.. they look so yummy and fall like

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  9. I dont love pumpkin but this could change my mind.

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  10. Made these today for a pumpkin carving party. They were a hit!

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