Pumpkin Muffins With Cream Cheese

By okisuz on December 05, 2012

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Ingredients

    1. 3 cups all-purpose flour
    2. 1 teaspoon baking soda
    3. 1 teaspoon salt
    4. 2 teaspoons cinnamon
    5. 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
    6. 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
    7. 3 eggs
    8. 1 1/2 cups sugar
    9. 1 (16 ounce) cans pumpkin puree
    10. 1 cup canola oil or 1 cup safflower oil
    11. 1/4 cup molasses
    12. 1/4 cup orange juice
    13. 1 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese
    14. pumpkin seeds (optional) or walnuts (optional) or pecans (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mix dry ingredients together.
  3. In separate large bowl, beat eggs, add sugar and mix well. Add pumpkin puree, oil, molasses and orange juice. Mix until smooth.
  4. Fold dry mixture into large bowl. Do not over mix.
  5. Cut cream cheese bar into 24 pieces. (Keeping cream cheese in freezer while you prepare makes it easier to slice.).
  6. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups.
  7. Stick cream cheese into the center.
  8. Sprinkle nuts on top (optional).
  9. Bake about 25 minutes.