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Vegan Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins. Easy One Bowl Pumpkin Spice muffins with vegan cream cheese filled in them. Warm spices, full of pumpkin, all whole grain Spelt flour. Garnish with pumpkin seeds or chocolate chips. Make with or without cream cheese. Vegan Breakfast Recipe Makes 12 regular size muffins.

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One Bowl Vegan Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins | https://veganricha.com #pumpkin #fall #spices #vegan #breakfast #muffin These muffins have pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spices, all whole grain flour and are filled with vegan cream cheese in the center!

Pumpkin season = warm spices, loads of pumpkin and moist deep colored muffins! Make these easy Spiced Pumpkin muffins. Add a dollop of vegan cream cheese in the middle or not. 

These are lightly sweet, wholly spiced, whole grain Spelt flour, with loads of pumpkin puree. Dress with pumpkin seeds or chocolate chips. These muffins are super easy and use only One bowl! Whisk up the dry ingredients in a bowl. Add the wet and mix well. Scoop into muffin liners, bake and done! Try these Pumpkin Spice Muffins with or without the vegan cream cheese. You can bake these into a loaf as well. Bake the pumpkin spice bread for 50 minutes or longer until a toothpick comes out clean 

One Bowl Vegan Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins | https://veganricha.com #pumpkin #fall #spices #vegan #breakfast #muffin These muffins have pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spices, all whole grain flour and are filled with vegan cream cheese in the center! One Bowl Pumpkin Muffins

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Reading for the day. This article on The Guardian about how Industrialized agriculture is the ethical crime in history. 

Excerpt- “The world contains 40,000 lions but, 500,000 elephants, by way of contrast, there are around 1 Billion domesticated pigs; and 1.5 Billion domesticated cows; and 20 Billion chickens.
This is why the fate of farm animals is not an ethical side issue. It concerns the majority of Earth’s large creatures: tens of billions of sentient beings, each with a complex world of sensations and emotions, but which live and die on an industrial production line.”

One Bowl Vegan Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins | https://veganricha.com #pumpkin #fall #spices #vegan #breakfast #muffin These muffins have pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spices, all whole grain flour and filled with vegan cream cheese in the center!

Steps:

Make the pumpkin batter. Fill the muffin lines half way. Then add a tsp or so of vegan cream cheese. Add more batter and even it out. Sprinkle pumpkin seeds or chocolate chips. 

One Bowl Vegan Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins | https://veganricha.com #pumpkin #fall #spices #vegan #breakfast #muffin These muffins have pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spices, all whole grain flour and are filled with vegan cream cheese in the center!

Bake, check with toothpick for doneness. Cool for a few minutes. Serve.  Adapted from The PPk’s pumpkin muffins.

Vegan Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins | https://veganricha.com #pumpkin #fall #spices #vegan #breakfast #muffin These muffins have pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spices, all whole grain flour and are filled with vegan cream cheese in the center!

One Bowl Vegan Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

5 from 8 votes
By: Vegan Richa
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
Servings: 12
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Vegan Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins. Easy One Bowl Pumpkin Spice muffins with vegan cream cheese filled in them. Warm spices, full of pumpkin, all whole grain Spelt flour. Garnish with pumpkin seeds or chocolate chips. Make with or without cream cheese. Vegan Breakfast Recipe Makes 12 regular size muffins.
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Ingredients 
 

  • 1 3/4 cups spelt flour, or a mix of spelt and all purpose, or 1 3/4 cup plus 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar, Use 2 tbsp more for sweeter
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar , or brown sugar other sugar of choice
  • 2 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 to 3 tsp pumpkin pie spice, 11/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp ginger, 1/4 to 1/3 tsp nutmeg, 1/8 tsp cloves

Wet

  • 1 cup pureed pumpkin, not pumpkin pie mix
  • 1/2 cup non dairy milk
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 tablespoons molasses, add 2 tbsp for stronger flavor
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

For filling

  • 1/2 cup cream cheese, softened (I used tofutti)
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • pumpkin seeds or chopped pecans or vegan mini chocolate chips to top , optional

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F / 200ºc. Take the cream cheese from the fridge, Mix the sugar into the cream cheese, mix until smooth.
  • in a bowl, whisk the dry ingredients until well combined.
  • Add the rest of the wet ingredients and mix well. it will take a minute or 2 for the pumpkin puree to combine well. There should be no streaks of pumpkin. Add a tbsp more non dairy milk if needed.
  • Fill the muffin tins to about half.
  • Add a 1-2 tsp or more cream cheese in the middle and fill the rest to about 3/4 full. * You can add a Tbsp of sugar plus a pinch of cinnamon to the cream cheese before filling if you want it to be sweet.
  • Even it out. sprinkle pumpkin seeds or pecans or chocolate chips or other topping of choice. I like pecans and a sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar.
  • Bake at 400 degrees F  / 200ºc for 15 minutes, reduce temperature to 350 and continue to bake for 6 to 7 minutes. or until a toothpick test comes out clean.
  • Cool for a few minutes before removing from the muffin pan. then cool completely on a cooling rack before storing. Store on the counter if consuming within a few hours. Refrigerate for upto a 4 days.

Notes

You can make these with unbleached white flour/ap flour as well.
For variation: add cranberries or chocolate chips to the batter.
To make without the filling, fill the muffin cups to about 3/4 and bake.
Nutritional values based on one serving

Nutrition

Calories: 150kcal, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 128mg, Potassium: 177mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 3305IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 73mg, Iron: 1.4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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One Bowl Vegan Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins | https://veganricha.com #pumpkin #fall #spices #vegan #breakfast #muffin These muffins have pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spices, all whole grain flour and are filled with vegan cream cheese in the center!

About Richa

Hi, I'm Richa! I create flavorful plant based recipes that are inspired by my Indian upbringing, including many gluten-free, soy-free, and oil-free options.

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47 Comments

  1. Janet Zdichavsky says:

    5 stars
    5 stars

    I,ve been making theses pumpkin muffins every week-end this month, I just love them and they are such a healthy treat. Zero sweeteners, mostly gluten free, tofutti cream cheese center, lots of pumpkin spice flavor and on top with either some pecans, pumpkin seed or chocolate chips . I know I,ll make them throughout the year because they are my favorite muffin and so healthy so why stop.

    1. Vegan Richa Support says:

      awesome! thanks so much for your kind comment!

  2. Janet Zdichavsky says:

    Made these pumpkin muffins subbed some of the sugar in muffins with munk fruit sweeten and used the tofutti cream cheese with no sweetener just some cinnamon, pumpkin spice and chopped nuts on top. Turned out great.

    1. Vegan Richa Support says:

      MMMMM – love tofutti.

    2. Anat says:

      5 stars
      Amazing! Incredible! Absolutely the BEST I’ve ever made! I used zero calorie sugar. For the filling I just made a dip in the middle and filled with the cream cheese, then sprinkled cinnamon sugar. It created a beautiful top. I can always count on your recipes to turn out great! Thank you!

      1. Vegan Richa Support says:

        Thanks so much for the sweet comment, Anat!

  3. Leen says:

    5 stars
    im so glad I decided to try this recipe it turned out so delicious and the texture is so nice! thank you for the recipe

  4. janet says:

    Do you think that I can use applesauce instead of oil?

    1. Richa says:

      use 1 tbsp more pumpkin puree and 2 tbsp non dairy milk to sub the oil.applesauce will add too much moisture

  5. AP says:

    Looks delicious! Could I use whole wheat flour or a mix of whole wheat and all purpose? Any adjustments needed if I do so?

    1. Richa says:

      yes use a mix of flours