This Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffin Recipe is going to totally be one of your new favorite recipes. During the fall we seem to enjoy everything pumpkin. Pumpkin and cream cheese paired together is a win-win situation, ha ha. We have been enjoying quite a few CopyCat Starbucks recipes at home this past couple of weeks. Our CopyCat Starbucks Pumpkin Scones, Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Lattes and also our Copycat Starbucks Caramel Apple Spice Recipes have all been a hit. My daughter has not begged for Starbucks all week long. It’s like money in the bank, lol.
Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffin Recipe
I would never be able to enjoy fall as much as I do without feeding my Starbucks addiction. Last week Mike and I were doing some shopping at Target and I eyeballed the Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins in the case and could not resist. I HAD to have one. Of course my pumpkin muffin was absolutely delish and I was craving more. I came home and decided to whip up a copycat version so I can save some $$’s this fall.
I had everything on hand in my fridge and pantry (including the pumpkin seeds). Making muffins at home saves money plus they are great to serve to company that drops in. My recipe turned out perfect. I couldn’t keep myself from enjoying more than one, ha ha. Pumpkin and cream cheese will get me every time.
Be sure to stock up on pumpkin this fall. If you find a great sale, purchase enough to get you through the holiday season too!
Cream Cheese Filling:
8 oz softened Cream Cheese
1/2 cup Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
Candied Pumpkin Seeds:
1/2 cup Pumpkin Seeds
3 tbsp Sugar
1/4 tsp Cinnamon
2 cup Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/4 tsp Salt
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup Pumpkin Puree
1/4 cup Milk
1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Ground Ginger
1/2 tsp Ground Cloves
1/2 tsp Ground Allspice
Combine cream cheese, sugar and vanilla extract until smooth. Cover and chill until firm.
Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Put seeds, sugar and cinnamon in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly until sugar begins to caramelize.
Spread seeds on prepared sheet and allow to cool.Break apart the seeds that are stuck together.
Preheat oven to 350.
Place paper liners in muffin tin(s).
Stir pumpkin, oil, brown sugar and sugar together in a large bowl just until mixed.
Add in eggs, spices, salt, baking soda and half of the flour. Mix until combined.
Add milk and remaining flour. Mix until combined.
Fill each liner about 2/3 full.
Spoon one tablespoon of cream cheese mixture into the middle of each muffin.
Sprinkle with 4-5 pumpkin seeds.
Bake for about 15 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the muffin portion comes out mostly clean.
Cool before serving.
If you are a fan over Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins or just a fan of Pumpkin and Cream Cheese you will want to give this recipe a try.