Perk up an autumn morning with one of these hearty muffins. You'll really enjoy the pumpkin-spice flavor and crumbly nut topping…and so will everyone else! —Mrs. Janice Christofferson, Eagle River, Wisconsin
"When I was trying to modify my mom's pumpkin bread recipe to cut down on the fat and cholesterol, I came up with these moist sweet muffins," explains Kathy Fannoun of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. "My kids love them...and they get a healthy dose of vitamin A from the pumpkin without even knowing it!"
Tucked into the middle of each moist muffin is a tasty surprise - in the shape of a cube of cream cheese! "The simple filling adds loads of creamy flavor," reveals Denise Nebel of Wayland, Iowa. "The streusel topping is nicely crunchy."
In Muncie, Indiana, Samantha Callahan jazzes up pound cake mix with some canned pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice to create these sweet muffins. "They're so good, even picky eaters cannot seem to get enough," notes the substitute teacher's aide. "They're also delicious without frosting or nuts."
These nicely spiced muffins are a great accompaniment to any meal - or try them for breakfast, dessert or a snack. The pumpkin flavor is complemented by a sweet brown sugar topping.
-Connie Pietila, Atlantic Mine, Michigan
More Pumpkin Muffins »
My sisters, brothers and I started cooking and baking when we were young. Mom was a very good teacher—she told us we would learn our way around the kitchen. Now, I tell my kids the same thing! —Cindy Middleton, Champion, Alberta
My mother-in-law came up with these tender treats by combining a few of her favorite muffin recipes. Chock-full of pumpkin, they feature both a sweet cream cheese filling and crunchy praline topping. —Lisa Powelson, Scott City, Kansas