I don’t know about you, but pumpkin is my favorite flavor when fall rolls around. Cliché I know, but Starbucks is where you can find me on a crisp autumn morning (or a cool night before heading to the football stadium)… Starbucks bleeds pumpkin during fall, I love it! My favorite seasonal treat from Starbucks has to be their pumpkin cream cheese muffins. They are too good! But how simple are muffins to make at home?! I just had to recreate these in my kitchen. I mean, how awesome would it to have your own endless supply of these at home?! Take them with you in the morning for a yummy breakfast or eat them as a just-because-snack. They are yummy at any time of day!
When I first had the idea to recreate these muffins, I went straight to the source and read what Starbucks had to say about them. Starbucks describes them as a “pumpkin muffin with crunchy, candied pumpkin seeds and cream cheese filling. A sensual delight of textures, a slow indulgence, best enjoyed with a good book and a warm drink to keep it company.” I couldn’t agree more!! However, I also saw that they weren’t the healthiest for you, either. While Starbucks pumpkin cream cheese muffins are delicious, there are definitely some ingredients in theirs that can be avoided when you make your own batch, and honestly, they taste almost identical! I am so happy with the way these turned out. Make them for your family and friends, I know they’ll love them! Enjoy!![amd-yrecipe-recipe:11]
Pumpkin muffin recipe adapted from here.