Broma Bakery | The Ultimate Pumpkin Muffins: luscious pumpkin muffins with a cheesecake center and almond streusel topping!

Today we’re looking at my Ultimate Pumpkin Muffins. Why ultimate, you ask? Well, many reasons. They are seasonal and delicious. They use my best pumpkin bread recipe. They have a cheesecake center. They have a pecan streusel on top. Are you sold yet? I am.

I’m going to make this brief because I’m writing this before going to bed and then getting up early to fly back to Michigan. This week I’ve been visiting home in Boston and it’s been such a relaxing and therapeutic trip. Sometimes, you just need some time in the place you’re from. It’s rejuvenating. And now I am ready (kind of) to get back to Michigan and bake up a storm. And yoga up a storm (a peaceful, mindful storm…?). 

 

Broma Bakery | The Ultimate Pumpkin Muffins: luscious pumpkin muffins with a cheesecake center and almond streusel topping!

I’m exhausted and ready to sleep. I’ll talk to you biddies soon! Enjoy these muffins, and hope you all are off to fantastic weeks!

Broma Bakery | The Ultimate Pumpkin Muffins: luscious pumpkin muffins with a cheesecake center and almond streusel topping!

Weeee pumpkin muffin gif! Jiff. Giff. JGiff. Ugh.

Broma Bakery | The Ultimate Pumpkin Muffins: luscious pumpkin muffins with a cheesecake center and almond streusel topping!

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The Ultimate Pumpkin Muffins

Broma Bakery | The Ultimate Pumpkin Muffins
  • Author: Sarah Fennel
  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 55 mins
  • Yield: 12 large muffins 1x
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Ingredients

For the muffins

  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • ½ cup canola (or vegetable) oil

For the cream cheese filling

  • 6 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup confectioner’s (powdered) sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

For the pecan streusel topping

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped pecans

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a small bowl, stir together all ingredients for the cream cheese frosting, and set aside. In another small bowl, stir together all ingredients for the streusel topping, adding in pecans last. The batter should be slightly wet, but dry enough to form into small crumbles. If your consistency is off, add in one additional tablespoon of flour. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking soda & powder, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves until combined.
  3. Make a well in the center of your dry ingredients. Pour in eggs, oil, milk, vanilla, and pumpkin puree. Whisk together the wet ingredients for about 30 seconds, then fold them into the dry ingredients until just combined.
  4. Line a muffin tin with 12 large muffin cups. Carefully spoon 2 tablespoons of pumpkin batter into each muffin cup. With a second spoon, drop 1 tablespoon of cream cheese filling into the muffin cups. Top with another tablespoon of pumpkin batter. This should perfectly evenly distribute both mixtures so you have little to none left.
  5. Last, top each muffin with 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons of streusel by picking it up in your hands and crumbling the dough on top of each muffin. Once again, you should be left with little to know streusel once you top each muffin. Press down slightly on each muffin to set the streusel into the pumpkin batter.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center of the a muffin comes out clean (there may be slight cream cheese residue, but as long as there is no pumpkin batter on your knife, they are ready!).

 

32 comments

Cheryl
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These are just positively adorable. And sound so epic!! Agreed on needing some downtime in your ‘home’.. and yogaing up a storm is totally a thing.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Great cuz I’m all for it 🙂

Katharine
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Love the way the photos show the progression of the muffins!

Hope it’s good to be back in Michigan.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thanks Mum. Love you

Erin | The Law Student's Wife
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That topping! Swoooooon. Safe travels back to Michigan!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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The topping is my fave part!

Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
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These do look perfect! Love the filling and that animated gif is awesome 🙂

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thanks! I want to do more in the future. Glad you enjoyed it 🙂

Karishma
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I love all the different layers in this!! Especially the cheesecake center. Hope you have a good flight back.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thanks Karishma! It’s good to be back

Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron
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These look amazing!! I love that delicious cream cheese center filling!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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You know it! I try to eat around it so I save it for last 🙂

cheri
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Hi Sarah, hope you had a great trip. Love all the layers of your pumpkin muffins, Wow!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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It was SUCH a great trip! And thanks for the compliment, Cheri!

Manali @ CookWithManali
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they look amazing Sarah! love the streusel topping !
PS: the animate gif is so cool!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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It was so fun to make!

Amanda @ Cookie Named Desire
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Yes, I am so sold on this right now. I love the combination of flavors and the fact that your muffins have a really nice badonkadonk. I can’t stop watching that gif!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Can I start describing things as badonkadonk? Because I want to.

Annie @ ciaochowbambina
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Oh wow! These look amazing! I love the textures and that cream cheese filling! Nice recipe!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thanks Annie! They were amazing 🙂

Nora @ Savory Nothings
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Ultimate they look indeed! And the gif. Killer. I’m sold.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Woohoo!

DessertForTwo
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I’ve never met a pumpkin muffin I didn’t like, but these have to take the cake! Gorgeous!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thanks, Christina! I completely agree– as long as there’s pumpkin, I’m in!

Michele @ Two Raspberries
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yummm! these are totally the Ultimate… the layers and the center filling is just amazing!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thanks for stopping by, Michele!

Liz @ Floating Kitchen
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Yup, I’m sold! Love love love the GIF!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thanks, Liz 🙂

Catalina @ Shades of Pink
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oh yes I agree, these are the ultimate pumpkin muffins, love that you added a cheesecake layer.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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I mean, would they be ultimate without it?! Thanks, Catalina!

mira
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These look awesome! I love the layers and am sure they taste just as good! Recently made pumpkin cream cheese muffins, (still haven’t posted them) but yours look way better!!!

Lou
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looks so delicious !

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