Gluten Free Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

Autumn, that magical time of year when the world is flooded with pumpkin everything. I love the warmth and comforting flavour combination of nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, ginger and clove. Pumpkin is also an amazing source of vitamin A and Almond Flour is rich in protein. This easy blender recipe adds a touch of cream cheese for a more intense flavour profile that will make a pumpkin spice fan out of anyone.

Servings: 12 Muffins

Keywords: Pumpkin, Muffin, Cream Cheese, Baked Goods, Gluten Free, Almond Flour, Pumpkin Spice, Healthy

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins

Ingredients

Instructions

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 5 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 ¼ cups Piccola Cucina Almond Flour
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 5 - 6 tablespoons cream cheese, whipped (adjust amount of cream cheese to your liking)
  • 1 tablespoon cane sugar

Instructions

  1. In blender or large bowl, combine and mix all ingredients except for cream cheese and cane sugar. Batter needs to be thick, depending on egg size you might need to add a bit more almond flour if it's too thin.
  2. Line muffin tray with baking cups and spray lightly with cooking oil. Alternatively, use sprayed muffin tray or silicone tray. Divide and fill each cup 5/6 full.
  3. Mix cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Spoon nickel sized dollop of mixture onto each muffin and push it down into batter. Spoon left over mixture in small amounts on top of each muffin and swirl with toothpick.
  4. Bake at 350°F for 40 minutes or until tops are golden and toothpick come out smooth. Cool for 10 minutes and enjoy!

Notes

Be sure to use a bakery quality, finely milled almond flour such as Piccola Cucina's. If it's not fine enough the muffin will be less fluffy and more dense with excess moisture.