Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins (Like Starbucks)

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins (Like Starbucks)

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 24
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 171.1
  • Total Fat: 2.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 1.7 mg
  • Sodium: 111.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 33.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.8 g
  • Protein: 4.5 g

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Number of Servings: 24


    * 3 cups all-purpose flour
    * 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    * 1 teaspoon nutmeg
    * 1 teaspoon ground cloves
    * 4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
    * 1 pinch cardamom (optional)
    * 1 teaspoon salt
    * 1 teaspoon baking soda
    * 6 egg whites
    * 2 cups sugar
    * 2 cups pumpkin
    * 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
    * 1/4 cup canola oil
    * 8 ounces fat free cream cheese
    * chopped pumpkin seeds (optional) or walnuts (optional) or pecans (optional)


Preheat oven to 350.

Put the entire brick of cream cheese on a piece of wax paper or parchment paper and shape it into a long log.

Put it in the freezer while you mix and fill the pans, up to an hour.

Unwrap and cut with a sharp knife so each cream cheese disk equals 1-2 teaspoons. If the cream cheese disks are too big around, cut thick slices and then cut them in half. This lets you push it down into the batter easier.

Mix all ingredients together (except cream cheese and nuts).

Fill muffin tins (greased or paper cups) half full.

Put cream cheese disc in the middle, pressing down.

Sprinkle with 1 tsp chopped nuts.

Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean from the muffin part (do not touch the cream cheese!).

Let cool in pans for 5 minutes, then remove to racks to cool completely. Do not touch the cream cheese until it cools.

Number of Servings: 24

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MEGABEAN002.

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  • Loved all the spices. Added some sugar to the cream cheese (think next time lowfat), and they are better cold I think! - 11/17/09

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  • The smell these muffins left in the house was AMAZING, the only thing that would have been better is to sweeten the cream cheese, but overall good presentation and good taste! - 11/16/09

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  • I made these last night and they turned out both beautiful and delicious!!! For my recipe I split the sugar to do 1 cup turbinado and 1 cup splenda, just to lessen the sugar a bit, and it turned out great. I also think maybe next time I will sweeten the cream cheese a tad for fun. - 10/13/09

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