Perfect for Fall: Pumpkin Muffins with Maple Cream Cheese

Are you looking for the perfect Fall recipe? These muffins are a great treat on a cold Autumn day! I made them last night and they are delicious! Check out the recipe below!

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Serves: 9 (1 muffin each)

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 18 minutes

 

Ingredients:

2 oz.                         cream cheesek

1 tbsp.                         pure maple syrup

1                         large egg, lightly beaten

1 cup                         canned pumpkin puree

1 ½ cups             almond flour

¾ tsp.                         baking soda

1 dash                         sea salt (or Himalayan salt)

2 tbsp.                         raw pumpkin seeds

 

 

1.) Preheat oven to 350°

2.) Prepare nine muffin cups by lining with muffin tin liners or coating with spray. Set aside.

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3.) Combine cream cheese and maple syrup in a small bowl; mix well. Set aside.

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4.) Combine egg and pumpkin in a medium bowl; mix well. Set aside.

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5.) Combine almond flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl; mix well.

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6.) Add almond meal mixture to egg mixture; mix until just blended.

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7.) Spoon batter into each prepared muffin cup, filling a little less than ½ full. Press down a little with fingers.

 

8.) Spoon about 1 heaping tsp. cream cheese mixture into the center of each muffin. Evenly fill muffin cups ¾ full with remaining batter

9.) Sprinkle muffins evenly with pumpkin seeds.

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10.)  Bake 16 to 18 minutes or until golden brown and toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

11.) Transfer muffin to rack; cool.

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These were so good, especially warm out of the oven. Hope you give them a try! Happy Fall!

– Lauren Evans, YPLC Marketing Chair

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