Vegan Cream Cheese Pumpkin Muffins Recipe


Vegan Cream Cheese Pumpkin Muffins
muffins:
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup canned pureed pumpkin
1/2 cup soy or almond milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons molasses

cream cheese:
1 container of tofutti brand “better than cream cheese”
1/2 cup of powdered sugar

topping:
1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a twelve-muffin tin.

In food processor mix cream cheese and powdered sugar, set aside.

In a small bowl, mix together walnut streusel topping, set aside.

Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and spices. In a separate bowl, whisk together pumpkin, milk, oil, and molasses. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix.

Fill the muffin cups two-thirds full. Use a small ice cream scoop or spoon to drop a circle of cream cheese mixture into each muffin center. Sprinkle walnut topping over each muffin top.

Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, until a toothpick or knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

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3 Responses to Vegan Cream Cheese Pumpkin Muffins Recipe

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  2. Persephone says:

    These sound delicious!
    Do you know what I could use if I couldn’t find the vegan cream cheese but wanted to keep it vegan?

  3. Heidi Kenney says:

    Persephone, it would take some extra time but you could make cashew cream cheese http://figgyandsprout.com/cashew-cream-cheese/

    im not sure how something like spoonfuls of soy yogurt would work, but maybe a vegan frosting in the middle instead? although it would be extra sweet :)