Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins

August 17, 2015 | Food | 20 Comments »


For those of you who know me, you know that toward the end of August I get started on my pumpkin kick. I know. I know. We’re technically nowhere near the end of August and still have about a month left of Summer. Well, if eating pumpkin anything this early on in the year is wrong I don’t wanna be right! For those of you who don’t know me, be prepared. There’s going to be a whole lotta pumpkin going on around here.

I’ve got homemade pumpkin ravioli in my freezer, 2 jars of my own pumpkin spice syrup in the fridge, and a batch of these delicious Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins sitting on the kitchen table. To hell with Summer, I’m ready for Fall NOW!


Ok now that I’m done justifying my venture into all things pumpkin so early on in the year, we can turn our attention to these wonderful muffins. I stumbled upon the recipe for these Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins some time last year. The moment I laid eyes on them I knew I had to make them. I’ve tried so many pumpkin muffin recipes and find that most are pretty good. But these? They’re amazing! They’re packed with pumpkin flavor and not the least bit dry. A lot of the pumpkin muffins I’ve made in the past have been on the dry side. Not these! The cheesecake center is perfection. Also, it might look like it’s overly sweet, but it’s not. It’s the perfect muffin to pair with your morning coffee.

Even though this recipe is amazing I did make a few changes. First, for the muffin I added 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice and 1 tsp cinnamon (the original recipe has it switched around). I just prefer more pumpkin spice. For the filling I used a whole package of cream cheese because I don’t like wasting stuff and I have no use for 2 oz of cream cheese. I also cut the sugar down to 1 tbsp rather than 3 tbsp. Then I use a 1/4 cup ice cream scoop to scoop the batter into the liners and top it with 2 tsp cookie scoop (2 scoops) of filling. I gently pat it into the center and top it off with the topping. I’ve never had any issues with it overflowing and it’s so much easier than all that layering. This way I get 12 even sized muffins.

These muffins freeze well. I usually set aside 4 for me and my son over the next 2 days and freeze the rest. Allow them to thaw overnight in an airtight container.


If you’re a fellow pumpkin lover, you’re gonna wanna make these muffins!

20 Comments on “Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins” »
  1. Ohh, tempting, very tempting! Plus, I love muffings (baked goods in general) that freeze well :-)

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  2. This made us sooo hungry! Gotta try these out
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  3. OMG. I’m so making these. Pumpkin Cheesecake is something I make every year but oddly, I’ve never done the, in cupcake form. I’m salivating now. Hehe.
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  4. Excellent changes! It looks too delicious. <3 Unfortunately, I hate all things pumpkin, so this isn't for me. =( My parents think it looks awfully tempting, though, and I must agree!

    • It always shocks me when someone says they don’t like pumpkin. My husband doesn’t care for it either. Thanks, Zovesta! :)

  5. Yummy! I’m not a sweet pumpkin fan to be honest, but these look amazing, and the cheesecake center, this is genius! I’m not a good baker (ok I’m just lazy), but I’ll leave the pic up for my hubby to find, lol!
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  6. fellow pumpkin head here! any and all pumpkin things, i am IN!
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  7. Believe it or not, I never had pumpkin, never ate, never cooked with them. LOL! Bookmarking this for my future reference if I ever want to try my first pumpkin.
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  8. I love pumpkin, but I will wait until October until I start enjoying it.
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  9. I adore pumpkin! It’s so good. I am also ready for fall now!! It’s still ranging from 105-112f where I live and I’m over it! haha I’m ready for hot drinks and a chill in the air.
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  10. Nom! I always see your recipes when I’m starving! x
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