We are road tripping today. Purely for business. It’s pretty boring stuff, actually. A has us leaving at 7. That’s AM, my friends. And if you know anything about me, you know that I despise waking up early in the morning. I like to start my day at 7, not a minute before, preferably many minutes after. I’m just hoping my guy will treat me to a tasty breakfast bagel or some such consolation prize. Like these muffins.
PUMPKIN MUFFINS WITH A CREAM CHEESE FILLING
Yield: ~15 muffins
2 1/4 c flour
1 1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp clove
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp allspice
1 c brown sugar
1/4 c granulated sugar
1 1/2 c pumpkin puree
10 T butter, melted
1/2 c walnuts, optional
4 oz cream cheese
2 T sugar
2 T flour
Mix flour, baking soda and spices together in a bowl. Set aside.
Mix together sugar and pumpkin puree. Add in eggs, one at a time and whisk thoroughly. Add in butter and stir.
Mix pumpkin mixture with flour and combine well. Fold in walnuts.
In a small bowl, whisk together egg and cream cheese. Add in sugar and flour and mix well.
Fill a muffin pan with muffin liners. Fill each liner halfway with pumpkin batter. Spoon 3/4 T of cream cheese mixture into middle of muffin liner and top with pumpkin batter. Sprinkle with oats if using.
Bake in preheated 350F oven for 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.