Sweet Cream Stuffed Pumpkin Muffins
 
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • Cream Cheese Filling:
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, cold
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • Muffins:
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1¼ tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 3 tbs. honey
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
  • Cinnamon Sugar Topping:
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a muffin tin with papers.
  2. Cream Cheese Filling:
  3. In a medium bowl, add cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Using a hand mixer, beat cream cheese until smooth. Place the mixture in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  4. Cinnamon Sugar Topping:
  5. Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl, whisk to combine.
  6. Muffins:
  7. In a medium bowl, add whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice. Mix to combine.
  8. In a large bowl, whisk together brown sugar, oil, honey, eggs, pumpkin, and vanilla. Slowly whisk in the buttermilk.
  9. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture and whisk until just combined.
  10. Fill the prepared muffin cups about a third of the way with the batter. Add a half tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture to each tin, then top with the remaining batter.
  11. Top with pumpkin seeds and a sprinkling of cinnamon sugar.
  12. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  13. Let cool in the tin for 5 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
Recipe by The Messy Baker Blog at http://themessybakerblog.com/2012/10/29/stuffed-pumpkin-muffins-muffinmonday/