It's pretty much a known fact that something about the change from summer to fall switches on a woman's crazed obsession with all things PUMPKIN. Pumpkin spiced lattes, pumpkin pie, pumpkin this pumpkin that...everything about fall basks under the glorious reign of the mighty pumpkin.
That said, I decided the new lifestyle section of my blog simply would not be complete without throwing something--you guessed it--pumpkin out there for you to try. Delicious, sweet pumpkin amazingness might I add.
These muffins are a great twist on traditional pumpkin muffins. They have a heavenly cheesecake filling that makes every bite that much better. As they bake, the rich filling swirls to the top and peeks out to say hello.
The recipe is a mix of my friends' mother's brilliant concoction plus the inspiration of a few Pinterest recipes rolled into one mouthwatering mixture. They would be great for a fall-themed/holiday party, as a treat in your child's lunchbox or just because! You can serve these piping hot with vanilla icecream, eat them plain, or top them off with some cheese cream icing for decadent cupcakes.
To embark on this journey to deliciousness, you will need two mixing bowls--a large and a medium one--to mix all your ingredients. You will end up combining the wet ingredients into the larger bowl holding the dry ingredients to create the pumpkin batter. You will then make the cheesecake filling separately and layer it in between the pumpkin batter in a muffin baking tray. Once in the oven, they don't take long to bake and fill the house with the most fragrant, sweet spiced pumpkin aroma.
I hope you enjoy baking these delicious pumpkin cheesecake muffins and let me know how you liked them!
What are your favorite pumpkin recipes for the fall?