Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Pumpkin Spice Muffins

These moist pumpkin muffins and creamy cinnamon spread will be a hit at your next brunch. Or, bring a basket to teachers or neighbors during the fall season.

30 min.prep time 55 min.total time
12 muffins
252 Ratings

Ingredients

Spread

4 ounces cream cheese, softened
3 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 tablespoon firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Muffins

2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup mashed cooked pumpkin*
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted

Topping

1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted

Directions

Heat oven to 400°F. Place paper baking cups into 12 muffin pan cups or grease muffin pan cups; set aside.

Combine all spread ingredients in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Cover; refrigerate until serving time.

Combine flour, 3/4 cup sugar, baking powder, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in bowl; set aside.

Combine pumpkin, 1/2 cup melted butter and eggs in another bowl; stir until well mixed. Stir pumpkin mixture into flour mixture just until combined.

Spoon batter evenly into prepared muffin pan cups; spread batter to level. (Muffin cups will be full.) Bake 22-23 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from pan to cooling rack.

Combine 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in bowl. Dip tops of warm muffins in melted butter and then sugar-cinnamon mixture. Serve warm with cream cheese spread.

 

*Substitute canned pumpkin.

Recipe Tip

- Using remaining pumpkin, create pumpkin ice cream by combining 1 pint softened vanilla ice cream with remaining 2/3 cups pumpkin, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger and dash of cloves. Spoon into resealable freezer container; freeze.

- Read more about this recipe on Recipe Buzz® Blog.

Nutrition Facts (1 muffin)

Calories: 330

Fat: 19g

Cholesterol: 80mg

Sodium: 330mg

Carbohydrates: 37g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 4g

Recipe #14717©2010Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I made these for a work team meeting at my house and everyone LOVED them. I'm sending the recipe to the team.
I made these muffins yesterday.
Everyone said they were awesome.
The Cream Cheese Spread made them even better.
A must make Muffin for you fall baking.

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