Mise en place.
Another day, another pumpkin recipe- I just can't get enough! This one I found online after Googling "Pumpkin and Cream Cheese", because I had purchased a few packs of cream cheese on sale the week before. I came across this recipe for Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Muffins from the Girl Gone Gourmet blog, and decided to try it out.
The recipe is pretty straightforward- the only issue I had is with the cream cheese mixture. One minute it was chunky and unwieldy- the next minute it was way too runny and practically a glaze. I think it needed to be a little bit thicker in order to get the correct "swirl" effect, because this mixture was really thin and watery.
Out of the oven.
Aside from the cream cheese mixture, the recipe came together easily and they smelled great coming out of the oven. There wasn't as much of the cream cheese mixture in these muffins, but the overall effect was pretty, and you could see that these weren't just plain pumpkin muffins. These tasted great, v. pumpkin-y, and would be a fantastic brunch option, and/or a good way to use up a little bit of leftover pumpkin puree.