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Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

  • Author: Rafael Gonzalez
  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Baking Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 12 1x


Learn how to make Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins at home with this delicious recipe inspired by Starbucks! With only a few ingredients and basic baking skills, you can have these tasty muffins ready in no time!



For Pumpkin Muffins

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree

1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1 egg

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 cup melted butter

1/4 tsp salt

For Cream Cheese Filling

4 oz cream cheese

1 tsp All-purpose flour

1 tsp milk

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

2 tbsp Granulated sugar

For Streusel Topping

2/3 cup All-purpose flour

6 tbsp melted salted butter

1/2 cup Old-fashioned oats

1/2 tsp Ground cinnamon

1/3 cup Light brown sugar (Packed)

1/2 cup Chopped Almond, pecan, or walnut nuts (Optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  2. Whisk together all-purpose flour, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, and salt in a medium bowl.
  3. In another bowl, beat eggs and stir in melted butter, vanilla extract, and pumpkin puree until evenly blended. 
  4. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients just until blended. Set your batter aside.
  5. To make the filling, take another bowl and mix softened cream cheese, milk, granulated sugar, vanilla extract, and all-purpose flour. Stir until just combined well, and then transfer this filling into the piping bag.
  6. For streusel topping, stir together the melted butter and flour, and then add brown sugar, oats, and cinnamon. Mix well.
  7. Prepare the muffin tin for baking by placing the muffin liners or parchment paper. Fill the muffin cups with batter. Fill only ¾ of the cup as the dough rises on the baking. 
  8. Now, you need to put about one tablespoon of cream cheese filling into the center of the batter. For this purpose, dip the tip of the piping bag into the center and press the bag slowly while lifting upward. 
  9. Sprinkle your favorite crunchy-brunchy streusel topping on top of all muffins. 
  10. Bake for almost 20 minutes until the tops are golden brown and the toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  11. Let them cool a bit before taking them out from the tins. Serve happily!


  • Don’t overmix while combining dry and wet ingredients; otherwise, the muffin batter will be tough.
  • You can use a ziplock bag and cut its bottom corner to work like a piping bag.
  • You can grease the tins with non-stick cooking spray if you don’t have paper liners.
  • You can add any other nuts of your choice while making streusel topping.
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

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