Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

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Yep – it’s pumpkin season!  These are gluten free (lot’s of people in the PacNW go gluten free and I am one of those that needs to).

First you need to cook the fresh, sweet, sugar pumpkin – click here for directions– and then you bake the muffins – 

Gluten Free Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

Ingredients:

2 cups gluten free baking flour  (Regular flour also works if you don’t need gluten free)
½ cup packed dark brown sugar
¼ cup raw sugar (turbinado)
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon chia seeds
1 Tablespoon melted butter
¼ cup oil
¼ cup milk
2 eggs
1 ½ cup mashed pumpkin (see below)

Toppings:

4 oz. light cream cheese
1 Tablespoon raw sugar

1/8 cup raw sugar
¼ cup chopped roasted hazelnuts

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Mix all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl – make sure they are well blended. In a separate bowl mix all the wet ingredients, except the pumpkin. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix well. Add the pumpkin and again, mix well.

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Lightly grease a muffin tin, then fill each cup with the batter.

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Mix the cream cheese and sugar together. IMG_8263

Drop about ½ – 1 teaspoon of the mixture into the center of each muffin.

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Mix the 1/8 cup of sugar with the nuts and sprinkle on the top of each muffin.

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Bake for 35-40 minutes – insert a knife in the muffin; it will come out clean when the muffins are done.  Cool on a wire rack –

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Makes 12 muffins that freeze quite well!

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About Helen Fern

I live in the upper Willamette Valley with my amazing husband and four very spoiled cats - three adopted feral cats and one shelter baby. We have lived here since the dawn of 1991 and love every inch of the region.
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29 Responses to Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

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  2. This looks so delicious! Thank you for sharing this on Tasty Tuesdays! Your post will be featured next week, on Savvy In The Kitchen’s Pumpkin Favorites!

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  4. Jessica says:

    Mmm! I love a good pumpkin muffin recipe! Especially when it includes cream cheese! Thanks so much for linking up with us this week for Maker’s Mix-Up!

  5. Angela says:

    These look wonderful! I love anything pumpkin!! I checked out a few of the ads you have posted too 🙂

  6. These look soo good! I love all things pumpkin!

  7. Hi Helen, What a beautiful muffin and the ingredients – pumpkin, cream cheese and hazelnuts – wow! Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe! Blessings, Janet

  8. Oh My Heart Helen…..These looks delicious and I am finding more recipes for going gluten free. I love to use turbino sugar, its adds a new flavor to baked recipes.

    Thanks for stopping by #OMHG, hope to see you next week!
    Pinned to shared!!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Karren

  9. Carol says:

    I was looking for a pumpkin muffin recipe. These look great!

  10. Alison says:

    Ooh, these look really good. Fab that they can be frozen as wel. Have pinned for later.

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  12. These look really good! Thanks for linking up to the Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party at Creative K Kids! I’ve pinned your post to the Tasty Tuesdays Pinterest Board

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  14. Sinea Pies says:

    Wow they look good! I am pinning this for sure.
    Hey, will you stop by my Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop this week on Ducks ‘n a Row to share it? Would love to have you come to our party.

  15. Molly says:

    Oh my these looks absolutely delicious

    Mollyxxx

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  17. perfect! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo

  18. Thank you for sharing your recipe, I am saving in my Gluten Free Recipe box to try later.

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