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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Streusel Muffins

Pumpkin spice muffins with a sweetened cheesecake center and topped with cinnamon streusel. These pumpkin cream cheese streusel muffins will be one of the best pumpkin muffins you ever make. 

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Streusel Muffins

I’m officially addicted to all thing Fall & Pumpkin Spice!! I went grocery shopping the other day and could not pass by anything labeled ‘pumpkin spice’ and not put it in my cart; I have no self-control when it comes to the pumpkin spice stuff.

We had a few days of really nice, almost fall-like weather this past weekend so I am hoping that if I keep making pumpkin treats than that fall weather will come back and stay. I don’t think it worked because today feels like it’s a 110 degrees! Ugh. 

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Streusel Muffins

There a few extra steps with these muffins; the cinnamon streusel and the cream cheese center. They’re not easy mix and dump type muffins, but trust me, these muffins will be worth the extra steps. 

The pumpkin muffin is so soft and full of pumpkin flavor and warm pumpkin spices. The inside is a creamy and sweet cheesecake mixture, and the tops are sprinkled with an easy cinnamon streusel.

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Streusel Muffins

I had to send these in with my husband to work because like I mentioned earlier, I have zero self-control when it comes to pumpkin. My husband is an engineer for a construction company and the guys he works with loved these muffins. I always find it funny to think about all these big, hard-working, construction engineer guys  sitting around the office eating pumpkin muffins. But, they were a hit and more pumpkin treats were requested 🙂 I just love people who love to eat treats. Especially pumpkin treats!

Yields 24 muffins

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Streusel Muffins

You will have a little bit of extra muffin batter. I used all the cream cheese filling and streusel topping. You can put the extra muffin batter in mini loaf pans or fill u a few spots in another muffin pan.

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Ingredients

    cream cheese filling
  • 1 block (8 oz) cream cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • pumpkin muffins
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups pumpkin puree
  • 1 1/4 cup canola oil
  • streusel topping
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 5 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small chunks

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350. Line two muffin tins with paper liners.
  • To make the cream cheese filling: beat together the cream cheese and powdered sugar until well blended. Chill the filling in the freezer while you mix up the muffin batter.
  • To make the muffins: in a medium bowl whisk together the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, pumpkin pie spice, salt, and baking soda. In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the eggs, sugar, pumpkin, and oil until combined. Add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  • Scoop 2 tablespoons of muffin batter into each cup of the muffin tin.
  • Remove the cream cheese filling from the freezer and scoop 1 tablespoon into each cup. Fill the muffin cups 3/4 full with the remaining batter, covering the cream cheese layer.
  • To make the streusel: combine the sugar, flour, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. You can use your fingers or a pastry cutter.
  • Sprinkle each muffin cup with a small amount of streusel.
  • Bake 20-25 minutes or until the muffins have formed a nice peak and spring back when touched lightly. Remove and let cool before serving.
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Pumpkin spice muffins with a sweet cheesecake center and topped with a cinnamon streusel.

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21 Comments

  • Reply
    Cinnamon
    December 17, 2016 at 11:28 pm Should these muffins be kept refrigerated?
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      Together As Family
      December 18, 2016 at 8:08 pm Technically they should be because of the cream cheese in the center. I actually prefer these cold from the fridge. So, I would say yes keep them in the fridge and then if you prefer them room temperature, just let them sit out on the counter for a short bit before serving. Hopefully that helps!
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    Betty
    August 21, 2017 at 5:21 pm Does it make 24 muffins
    • Reply
      Together As Family
      August 22, 2017 at 11:21 pm 18-24 muffins. I will add that into the recipe. Thanks!
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    Lynn
    August 30, 2017 at 12:23 pm Just made these.....they are wonderful had on iFit out of the oven!!!
    • Reply
      Together As Family
      September 1, 2017 at 4:53 pm Awesome! You can't go wrong with cheesecake and pumpkin :)
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    Christina Garcia
    September 22, 2017 at 12:57 pm Does it really call for 2 cups of sugar????
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      Together As Family
      September 22, 2017 at 3:57 pm Yes it does :) The recipe makes quite a bit so just don't eat all the muffins.
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    Renuka
    September 25, 2017 at 1:58 pm Tried this the other day. I didn't have pumpkin pie spice. I had a pumpkin pie spice extract so I used a couple dashes of that instead. These muffins turned out to be absolutely amazing! I will definitely make these again. Thanks for a great recipe!
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      Together As Family
      September 27, 2017 at 12:33 pm Awesome! Good to now the pumpkin pie extract works in this recipe. I have actually never seen that at my grocery store! So glad you loved them and thanks for coming back to let me know.
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    Ellen lutz
    October 10, 2017 at 1:42 pm What size cans of pumpkin purée did you use?
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      Together As Family
      October 10, 2017 at 8:38 pm I just measure out 2 cups from a large can (28 oz) of pure pumpkin. A 15 oz can is about 1 3/4 + 2 tablespoons cup of pumpkin. I hope that makes sense, haha :) Let me know if you have more questions. I have a friend who has made this recipe with just the 15 oz can and it's worked fine.
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    Melissa
    October 13, 2017 at 3:10 pm Do you know if these freeze well? They sound great, but I will keep eating them if they are there!
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      Together As Family
      October 14, 2017 at 1:19 pm haha, I know what you mean :) I've never tried freezing them but I think that would work just fine. Let one sit out at room temperature for a bit or warm it in the microwave. It should work well.
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    Taryn
    October 14, 2017 at 12:09 am I just made these, and they're AWESOME! My family LOVED them. Thank you so much for sharing! :) (I don't know if I did something differently, but I was able to get 36 muffins out of your recipe instead of 24. Worked out for me! :P )
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      Together As Family
      October 14, 2017 at 1:15 pm Yay! So happy to hear they are a hit. I might have indicated the wrong yield from the recipe, not sure? I'll just have to make these again to get the accurate count, haha :) I know the recipe makes a lot of batter so it's very possible 36 is the amount of muffins. Thanks for coming back to comment.
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    Robin Martin
    October 17, 2017 at 11:27 am My daughter just made these and they are "The Bomb". They are so good and moist. We loved them and will definitely make again and again.
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    Kent
    October 19, 2017 at 8:08 am Can you make Texas size with this recipe if so how long would you cook for?
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      Together As Family
      October 23, 2017 at 5:07 pm I would set the timer for the time on the recipe and then maybe check them every few minutes after that. I am not sure of the exact size of Texas sized muffins, but I am assuming an extra 5-10 minutes may be plenty of time.
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    Teri
    November 6, 2017 at 8:30 pm I made these and cut the sugar in half and replaced it with honey and then replaced half of the oil wth applesauce. I left out the streusel part just because I didn’t want more sugar. They turned it great and my kids loved them too. Will for sure make it again!
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      Together As Family
      November 13, 2017 at 12:12 pm So good to hear! That's good to know that you can replace some of the oil with applesauce and reduce the sugar. Thank you!

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