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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Sugar Spice Muffins (Starbucks Inspired)

Updated: Jan 10

These Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins are perfectly spiced, moist, and have a sweet cream cheese filling inside. Topped with DivineKuzine pecan praline topping this easy Starbucks inspired recipe is now one of my favorite muffins. This was a fun recipe to recreate the Starbucks pumpkin muffin I put my own twist on this muffin by using DivineKuizine Complete and Fluffy Pancake and Waffle Mix for the dry ingredients and DivineKuizine Sugar Spice for that warm spice taste. Yummy! They make a great snack or quick breakfast with a big steaming cup of Pumpkin Spice Latte or your favorite Spice Tea.

These fluffy and moist muffins have just the right amount of DivineKuizine sugar spice and are filled with a sweet cream cheese filling that peaks out of the muffin and adds velvety flavor to every bite. DivineKuizine pecan praline on top cannot go wrong with this muffin. You can actually enjoy these warm pumpkin muffins all year long.

I’ve noticed over the years that a lot of muffins are sometimes pretty dense. Not this muffin recipe, these are light and moist and that cream cheese filling just happens to set them over the top! Baking and eating theses Pumpkin cream cheese filled muffins is so comforting, but an added plus of making them in the comfort of your own kitchen Bye Starbucks!

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Starbuck inspired Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins



prep time: 15 MINUTES MINUTES

cook time: 15 MINUTES MINUTES

total time: 30 MINUTES MINUTES

course: BAKING

Serves: 8


CREAM CHEESE FILLING:

  • 8 oz block cream cheese, room temperature

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

  • 2 tsp all-purpose flour

  • pinch salt

  • 1 tsp half and half

DIVINE KUIZINE PRALINE TOPPING:

PUMPKIN MUFFINS:


INSTRUCTIONS

  • Line a 8-cup muffin pan with cupcake liners.

  • Preheat the oven to 350F. In a bowl, mix together the dry ingredients (DivineKuizine Complete and Fluffy Pancake and Waffle Mix, DivineKuizine Sugar Spice and baking soda. Set aside.

  • In another bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients (pumpkin puree, egg, butter, and vanilla extract).

  • Combine the dry ingredients and the wet ingredients. Stir just until combined.

  • Divide batter evenly between the 8 muffin liners (they will be about 2/3 full). Set aside.

  • In a bowl, mix together the softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, flour, salt and half and half.

  • Using a piping bag or a ziplock bag, fill each muffin with 1-2 tbsp of cream cheese filling.

  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let them cool in the muffin pan for 10 minutes. Enjoy!

NOTES

  • If you don’t have piping bags, a small cookie scoop works too for adding the cream cheese filling to the batter.

  • Fill the muffin cups all the way to the top with batter, then add the filling. This way you get bakery-style muffins!

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