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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

Perfect for a pumpkin spice fix at breakfast (or dessert)

Pumpkin muffins are a must-have for fall breakfasts. Using a premade muffin mix and a few extra ingredients, this simple go-to recipe is the perfect easy meal.

This recipe is courtesy of Krusteaz.


  • 1 package pumpkin spice muffin mix, preferably Krusteaz Pumpkin Spice Muffin Mix
  • 2/3 Cups water
  • 1/4 Cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 Ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 Teaspoons vanilla extract


Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray 12 muffin cups with non-stick cooking spray or line with muffin liners.

In a medium bowl, stir muffin mix, water, vegetable oil, and egg until combined. Using an ice cream scooper, scoop muffin batter into prepared muffin tins.

In a large bowl, mix cream cheese, sugar, egg yolk, and vanilla together until smooth. Top each muffin with 1 tablespoon of cream cheese mixture and use a toothpick to swirl into the batter.

Bake 14–16 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the muffins comes out clean.

Let cool.