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Pumpkin Muffins with Cream Cheese Filling

Pumpkin muffins with a cream cheese filling is a delicious muffin with a yummy centre.  Baked with almond flour these muffins are low carb & gluten free.

Just as I was about to spoon the muffin mixture into the tin, I was thinking about the cream cheese frosting and thought, why not put the topping inside the muffin?  So whipped up some cream cheese, and voila!  Luckily for me it worked out, despite my fear of the filling oozing out during baking.   

pumpkin muffins

Cream cheese seems to go so well with a spicy pumpkin’s almost a classic flavour combination.   I tried to keep the sweetness down as I find pumpkin sweet enough, and the cream cheese filling adds to this.  However, if you prefer a sweeter muffin, double up the erythritol.


pumpkin muffins

I love using pumpkin as well as being low in carbs, it has a lovely bright colour.  Almost cheerful in it’s appearance which you need during Autumn/Fall as the winter nights are soon to descend upon you.


pumpkin muffins

Pumpkin Muffins with Cream Cheese Filling
Servings: 8 Muffins
Author: Angela Coleby
  • 2 cups (192g) Almond Flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup (56g) Butter, unsaled melted
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup (122g) Pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon Pumpkin spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 cup Erythritol or sweetener
  • 3 oz (84g) Cream cheese softened
  • 2 tablespoons Erythritol or sweetener
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F degrees.

  2. Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl.

  3. In another bowl, blend the pumpkin and eggs (I used a whisk) until thoroughly blended.

  4. Add the butter and continue to blend.

  5. Combine the dry ingredients with the pumpkin mixture, add the water and mix well.

  6. Mix the filling ingredients together until smooth and blended.

  7. Lin a muffin tin with paper cases.

  8. Spoon the pumpkin mixture into the cups about 2/3 of the way up.

  9. Make a "well" in the mixture. I used a small spoon to do this, pushing the mixture around the sides.

  10. Place about a teaspoon of the cream cheese filling into your "well" in the muffin mixture.

  11. Cover the centre with the rest of the muffin mixture, smoothing it over if required.

  12. Bake for 25 -30 minutes, until the top of the muffin is firm.

  13. Eat and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Makes 8 Muffins

Nutritional Info per muffin:  162 Calories, 15g Fat, 5g Protein, 3g Total Carbs, 1g Fibre, 2g Net Carbs



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  • Reply
    October 23, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Angela, this is one of those recipes that stand out in the crowd! There are so many muffins out there but these are unbelievable! The topping is so nice and inviting that it is hard NOT to try it. I would love to make these some day because you’ve done a great job and made it clear that muffins can be surprising!

    • Reply
      Angela Coleby
      October 23, 2017 at 5:54 pm

      Thank you! Check out my savoury muffins for something different too!

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    November 1, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Hi – can I substitute another sweetener like maple syrup or honey?

    • Reply
      November 3, 2013 at 10:56 am

      Hi Amy, yes you can. As the pumpkin puree is very moist, I would not add too much as you may be left with a soggy muffin. Good luck and let me know how it works out!

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    October 20, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Will be trying these! Great recipe!

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