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Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Muffins

These Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Muffins are the perfect fall treat packed with delicious pumpkin spice flavours and a hint of cheesecake!

Course Baking, Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine American, Autumn, Baking, Fall, Pumpkin
Keyword Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Muffins
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 261 kcal
Author Chrissie (thebusybaker.ca)

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree (the canned variety is best, unsweetened)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 8 ounces full fat cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 egg (beat one egg and use half the mixture)
  • 1/3 cup white sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the pumpkin puree, eggs, sugar, and vegetable oil until well combined.

  3. Add the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger and mix with a rubber spatula just until no streaks of flour remain. Set the batter aside.

  4. Combine the cream cheese, 1/2 egg, and sugar in a medium bowl with a wire whisk until the mixture is creamy and smooth. Set aside.

  5. Portion out the pumpkin batter into the 12 muffin cups, filling each one about 2/3 full.

  6. Add one tablespoon or so of the cheesecake mixture to the top of each and use a toothpick to swirl the cheesecake mixture into the pumpkin batter.

  7. Bake the muffins at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20 minutes, or until the muffins pass the toothpick test (insert a toothpick and if it comes out clean, they're done!).

  8. Allow the muffins to cool in their pans for about 10 minutes before removing them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Recipe Notes

These muffins keep at room temperature in an airtight container for about 2 days.

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 261 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 335mg15%
Potassium 111mg3%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 2443IU49%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 81mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.