Pumpkin Cheesecake Streusel Muffins

Somehow it’s less than a week until Thanksgiving and I’ve only made 2 successful pumpkin recipes! Yikes. I’m sad for the severe lack of pumpkin in my life. Sigh.

If you’re looking for a pumpkin muffin recipe to try, this one is it! Full of pumpkin, cream cheese and streusel-y goodness, it should be at the top of your “to try” recipes this Fall.

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Streusel Muffins (recipe from Warm Vanilla Sugar)

8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 c confectioner’s sugar
3 c flour
1 tbsp + 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cloves
1 tsp baking soda
4 eggs
2 c sugar
2 c pumpkin puree
1 1/4 c vegetable oil

For the topping:
1 c packed brown sugar
1 c flour
1/2 c rolled oats
2 tsp cinnamon
6 tbsp butter, melted

  1. To prepare the filling, combine the softened cream cheese and confectioner’s sugar in a medium bowl and mix until blended and smooth.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a piece of plastic wrap and shape it into a log. Smooth the plastic wrap tightly around the log and transfer it to the freezer. Freeze for 2 hours.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350ΒΊ. Grease or line your muffin tin.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk to combine the flour, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and baking soda.
  5. In a large bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, pumpkin puree and vegetable oil until well blended.
  6. Add flour mixture and stir with a rubber spatula until just combined.
  7. To make the topping, combine the brown sugar, flour, oats and cinnamon. Drizzle in the melted butter and mix with a fork until combined. Set aside.
  8. Fill each muffin with about 2 tbsp of the pumpkin batter.
  9. Slice the log of cream cheese filling into 24 equal pieces. Place 1 slice into each muffin cup.
  10. Divide the remaining batter among the muffin cups. Make sure the cream cheese is covered completely.
  11. Sprinkle the streusel on top of each muffin.
  12. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the tops of the muffins spring back when lightly pressed.
  13. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely before serving.

See that? Easy. As. Pie.

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