Fragrant, soft and lusciously sweet, Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins made with all HEALTHY ingredients, refined sugar-free are the best thing this Fall. Flavored with real pumpkin and warm spices, filled with a cream cheese surprise it's a dessert that will make you wish pumpkin season last all year long. #pumpkin #fall #muffin #healthy #wholegrain #skinny #lowsugar #lowfat #easy #kidsfriendly #school #breakfast #dessert | natalieshealth.com

Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins

Fragrant, soft and deliciously sweet, Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins made with all HEALTHY ingredients and refined sugar-free are the best thing this Fall. Flavored with real pumpkin and warm spices, filled with a cream cheese surprise it’s a dessert that will make you wish pumpkin season last all year long.

Can you think of better way to welcome Fall other than with deliciously sweet, irresistibly fragrant HEALTHY Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins? I don’t think so! Usually, I don’t like to rush into Fall season – meaning I don’t make anything pumpkin until late September. I always kinda moan over sunny Summer days long after school already starts and leaves turn yellow. But this year Fall (and pumpkins) crawled into my life (and into my kitchen) so subtle, so gentle. Surprisingly, I welcomed Fall (and pumpkins) with my arms full opened, leaving Summer happily behind.

The thing is, I got this beautiful pumpkin from the farmers market the other day, and it ended up in these delicious muffins, rather than in soup which I previously planned. I have no regrets whatsoever for that. Somekinda treat was much needed in our house that rainy Sunday. Plus I had unexpected visitors coming – my brother and his wife who had the birthday that day. It was perfect time to make something delicious, sweet (and HEALTHY), and surprise my family and guests. Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins turned out to be not only AMAZING but what we all quite needed that day.

Fragrant, soft and lusciously sweet, Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins made with all HEALTHY ingredients, refined sugar-free are the best thing this Fall. Flavored with real pumpkin and warm spices, filled with a cream cheese surprise it's a dessert that will make you wish pumpkin season last all year long. #pumpkin #fall #muffin #healthy #wholegrain #skinny #lowsugar #lowfat #easy #kidsfriendly #school #breakfast #dessert | natalieshealth.com

Fragrant, soft and lusciously sweet, Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins made with all HEALTHY ingredients, refined sugar-free are the best thing this Fall. Flavored with real pumpkin and warm spices, filled with a cream cheese surprise it's a dessert that will make you wish pumpkin season last all year long. #pumpkin #fall #muffin #healthy #wholegrain #skinny #lowsugar #lowfat #easy #kidsfriendly #school #breakfast #dessert | natalieshealth.com

This recipe is so simple and so easy to make. You’ll only need few simple ingredients that you probably have in your house already. You can use store-bought pumpkin puree for making these muffins, but I urge you to make a homemade pumpkin puree . It’s so simple, and the flavor is just amazing. Better than canned one. I’m almost addicted to homemade pumpkin puree. I eat it with the spoon!  

I used butternut (squash) pumpkin to make a homemade pumpkin puree, and this time I tried oven baked version. I’m surprised how easy that was to make. Even easier than boiled version to be honest. You can use pumpkin puree to make all sorts of desserts – like Pumpkin Loaf Cake (yum!) or breakfast Pumpkin Oatmeal Smoothie (yum! yum!). Get those pumpkins and fill refrigerators with pumpkin puree, like seriously. 

Fragrant, soft and lusciously sweet, Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins made with all HEALTHY ingredients, refined sugar-free are the best thing this Fall. Flavored with real pumpkin and warm spices, filled with a cream cheese surprise it's a dessert that will make you wish pumpkin season last all year long. #pumpkin #fall #muffin #healthy #wholegrain #skinny #lowsugar #lowfat #easy #kidsfriendly #school #breakfast #dessert | natalieshealth.com

Fragrant, soft and lusciously sweet, Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins made with all HEALTHY ingredients, refined sugar-free are the best thing this Fall. Flavored with real pumpkin and warm spices, filled with a cream cheese surprise it's a dessert that will make you wish pumpkin season last all year long. #pumpkin #fall #muffin #healthy #wholegrain #skinny #lowsugar #lowfat #easy #kidsfriendly #school #breakfast #dessert | natalieshealth.com

To make these Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins absolutely irresistible, I used warm spices – Ceylon cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice. You can find my special pumpkin spice mix HERE. On the top of muffins, I also swirled some cream cheese. The tartness of cream cheese enhanced with lemon juice has wonderfully balanced the sweetness of muffins. The spices and cheese both turned these muffins into a real Autumn treat.

These Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins are so addictive that you will wish pumpkin season last year long. Plus they are totally low calorie, made with all HEALTHY stuff and refined sugar-free. Perfect weekend dessert, or breakfast or even kids school snack.

Fragrant, soft and lusciously sweet, Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins made with all HEALTHY ingredients, refined sugar-free are the best thing this Fall. Flavored with real pumpkin and warm spices, filled with a cream cheese surprise it's a dessert that will make you wish pumpkin season last all year long. #pumpkin #fall #muffin #healthy #wholegrain #skinny #lowsugar #lowfat #easy #kidsfriendly #school #breakfast #dessert | natalieshealth.com

Fragrant, soft and lusciously sweet, Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins made with all HEALTHY ingredients, refined sugar-free are the best thing this Fall. Flavored with real pumpkin and warm spices, filled with a cream cheese surprise it's a dessert that will make you wish pumpkin season last all year long. #pumpkin #fall #muffin #healthy #wholegrain #skinny #lowsugar #lowfat #easy #kidsfriendly #school #breakfast #dessert | natalieshealth.com

That rainy Sunday afternoon, after we escorted our guests home, we realized we were left out of Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins. My hubby commented with a smile that I need to make double bunch next time. That won’t be a problem. Not a problem at all! πŸ™‚

I can’t wait for you to try these delicious muffins. Let me know how you like it!

Enjoy!

Fragrant, soft and lusciously sweet, Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins made with all HEALTHY ingredients, refined sugar-free are the best thing this Fall. Flavored with real pumpkin and warm spices, filled with a cream cheese surprise it's a dessert that will make you wish pumpkin season last all year long. #pumpkin #fall #muffin #healthy #wholegrain #skinny #lowsugar #lowfat #easy #kidsfriendly #school #breakfast #dessert | natalieshealth.com
5 from 13 votes
Print

Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins

Fragrant, soft and lusciously sweet, Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins made with all HEALTHY ingredients, refined sugar-free, and packed with real pumpkin flavor are the best thing this Fall. It's perfect weekend dessert so good that you'll wish pumpkin season last all year long.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 264 kcal
Author Natalie

Ingredients

For the muffins:

  • 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice mix
  • 2 tablespoon muscovado sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil melted and cooled
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup honey or syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the filling:

  • 1 cup cream cheese low-fat
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375Β°F (190C). Line a 12-cup muffin tin with cupcake liners or grease with coconut oil.
  2. In a bowl, mix the dry ingredients - flour, spice mix, soda, muscovado sugar, and salt until well combined. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk the eggs. Add coconut oil, honey or syrup, pumpkin puree and vanilla. Mix well.
  4. Slowly whisk in the flour mixture, until there are no lumps. Fill muffin tins 3/4 full.
  5. In a medium bowl, mix cream cheese with egg yolk and lemon juice until smooth.
  6. Top each muffin with about 1 teaspoon of cream cheese mixture and use a toothpick to swirl it into the batter.
  7. Bake muffins for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Recipe Notes

Keep in airtight container up to 3 days. I used US cup (240ml) as a measure.

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 264 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 57mg 19%
Sodium 181mg 8%
Potassium 117mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 28g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 15g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 67%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 6%
Iron 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

These are my picks for this recipe:

Xoxo, 

NH-signature

Let’s connect! Find me on – Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter

 βˆ— PIN this for later! βˆ—

Fragrant, soft and lusciously sweet, Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins made with all HEALTHY ingredients, refined sugar-free are the best thing this Fall. Flavored with real pumpkin and warm spices, filled with a cream cheese surprise it's a dessert that will make you wish pumpkin season last all year long. #pumpkin #fall #muffin #healthy #wholegrain #skinny #lowsugar #lowfat #easy #kidsfriendly #school #breakfast #dessert | natalieshealth.com

*Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links which means if you click on the link and make a purchase, I’ll make a small commission based on your purchase! There’s never any extra cost to you, and I only link products that I recommend. Thank you for supporting Natalie’s Food & Health!

41 Comments

  1. Yum! I make a pumpkin cheesecake with a caramel swirl for Thanksgiving. But MUFFINS sound even better!!!

  2. I am almost ready for all things pumpkin! These look delicious

  3. These look amazing! Pumpkin bread is really the only way I like pumpkin, but I’d be more than willing to try out these muffins! Thanks for the recipe!

    Morgan @ morganmabelle.com

  4. These look AHHMAZING. I am definitely a pumpkin muffin fan, so I must try these out while fall is still on!

  5. Those looks heavenly and then you opened one up and they looked even better. Shared!

  6. Wow! These muffins look so good. I would love one with my morning coffee.

  7. I love pumpkin and I love cheesecake! This is a perfect combo for me! I will definitely try to make this soon! Thanks for sharing! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  8. This looks like such a good recipe. I love that there is no refined sugar in it. What a perfect treat for the fall.

  9. These look scrumptious! I’m so ready for all things pumpkins πŸ™‚ especially muffins because I always crave something sweet with my morning coffee.

  10. Angela @marathonsandmotivation.com

    Yum! These sound like the perfect Fall treat. I have pinned this recipe to try πŸ™‚

  11. Those look delicious! And seems like pumpkin snuck into my life the same way it snuck into yours! <3

  12. I be the house smells so good while these are baking. All the pumpkin love!

  13. Oh wow! They sound and look delicious – your photos are stunning, too x

  14. This looks amazing!! So glad I found your website!

  15. These muffins sound absolutely wonderful! Just look how tall they are, too! <3 Happy Monday, Natalie! πŸ™‚

  16. Oh my goodness if these muffin even taste half as good as they look my family will be in heaven! I am adding this to my baking list the weekend! Absolutely shared!

  17. This is super clever, I love pumpkin and am always trying to find ways to use it. This looks delicious, I can almost taste your photos:)

  18. I can see why you chose to make the beautiful pumpkin cheesecake muffins instead of a soup. They look so moist and tasty. I’m in the mood for pumpkin spice — I’ve yet to indulge this season. This recipe would be a great way to start.

  19. These look SO delicious! Loving pumpkin everything right now. It’s the best!! And love the cheesecake variation, too!

  20. Pumpkin and cheesecake are two of my most favorite things in life! I love that they’re healthy-ish, too! Pinning this to make for a personal chef client; their kids will love them!

  21. These look so yummy and moist!

  22. I’m not really a big fan of pumpkin, but I can’t resist anything cheesecake! These muffins look so delicious

  23. Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen

    These sound like a wonderful idea for breakfast! I absolutely love that you’ve made them refined sugar-free and they’re still sweet. I’ll have to give these a try. πŸ™‚

  24. I’m all about pumpkin, but you just took it to the next level! Can’t wait to give these a try!

  25. Erin @ The Speckled Palate

    YUM! These Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins look absolutely perfect and absolutely like what I need tomorrow morning! We’ve gotta soak up these pumpkin dishes while we can!

  26. These look amazingly tasty!! I can’t get on board with calling them healthy, but they are definitely a treat I could indulge in on a weekend morning. Yum!@

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*