Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Muffins: moist spiced pumpkin muffins are topped with sweet cream cheese that melts into them as they bake and only take 30 minutes!
Pumpkin “season” is quickly coming to a close with it’s last big day on Thursday. I am already morning it’s loss. I decided I had to end this season with a bang — so I made a double batch of these Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Muffins.
I absolutely love every thing pumpkin flavored and I am not ready to put it away for a whole year. To be honest, I always buy a couple of extra cans of pumpkin and hide them in the pantry for a fun surprise during the Summer. It helps hold me over till Fall!
I even bought the girls their own pumpkin book: Big Pumpkin. I stumbled across this book the other day on amazon while searching for new books for them and I had to order it. My Mom read this book to my sister and I every year growing up and it is one of my favorites. I still remembered all the words!
But I guess Fall really is coming to a close and it is time for me to start getting ready for Christmas. Sure, I am super excited for everything gingerbread and all of the many Christmas cookies…but can’t I still have everything pumpkin flavored too?
It’s almost like having a cupcake for breakfast…but for a bonus, they self frost themselves as they bake. Gotta love that!
These Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Muffins are simple enough to put together and take 30 minutes or less to make. The sweet cream cheese on top adds a ton of flavor and I love how pretty they look.
I liked these muffins best served at room temperature or slightly chilled…heck I even ate them hot out of the oven and burned my mouth!
If you feel like going crazy, you can also swap the pumpkin puree for mashed sweet potatoes for a different spin. I have done it a few times when I was out of pumpkin and was craving these glorious little muffins.