Monday, October 3, 2016

Inside-Out Pumpkin Muffins

 It was such a pretty day that I decided to enjoy a Fall tea outside by my waterfall.  My cute owl was gifted to me by my friend, Marsha @ The Better Baker.  Thank you, Marsha!

 

 Won't you join me for an Inside-Out Pumpkin Muffin?  There's a surprise cream cheese filling inside!  You know that Mr. Owl is hoping to get a tasty bite!


 I'm using my Johnson Brothers Olde English Countryside teacup today.  I love brown transferware for Fall.


These muffins with the creamy center and streusel topping are a perfect Autumn treat. The recipe comes from King Arthur Flour for their #bakealongchallenge.

Inside-Out Pumpkin Muffins

Topping

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (packed), light or dark
  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats or quick oats
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter, at firm room temperature

Filling

  • 1 cup (8-ounce package) cream cheese, at room temperature; low-fat is fine
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Muffins

  • 1 cup pumpkin purée (about half a standard 15-ounce can)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup boiled cider(for best flavor), dark corn syrup, or honey (I used honey)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice, or 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon + 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves + 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups flour

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a standard 12-cup muffin pan with muffin papers, and grease the papers. (I had extra batter, filling and topping and I actually got 17 muffins.) 
  2. To make the streusel: Whisk together the flour, sugar, oats, and salt. Work in the butter, mixing until coarse crumbs form. Set the topping aside.
  3. To make the filling: Make sure the cream cheese is at room temperature. If it's not, place it in a microwave-safe bowl, and heat on low power for 40 seconds, just to soften it. Stir in the sugar and vanilla.
  4. To make the batter: Whisk together the pumpkin, eggs, brown sugar, oil, boiled cider (or honey), salt, spices, baking powder, baking soda, and milk. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl.
  5. Add the flour and mix until well combined. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl and beat briefly to incorporate the scrapings.
  6. Drop a scant 2 tablespoons of the batter (a heaping tablespoon cookie scoop works well here) into each muffin cup, spreading it to cover the bottom. Dollop on a heaping tablespoon of filling, then cover with another 2 tablespoons of batter.
  7. Sprinkle each muffin with some of the streusel topping.
  8. Bake the muffins for 18 to 20 minutes, until a cake tester inserted towards the edge (not into the filling) comes out crumb-free.
  9. Remove the muffins from the oven. As soon as they're cool enough to safely handle, transfer them to a rack to cool completely.
  10. Enjoy fresh-baked muffins within 2 to 3 hours; refrigerate up to 3 days for longer storage. Freeze, well-wrapped, up to 3 weeks. Rewarm cold muffins in a preheated 350°F oven, tented with foil. Or heat briefly in a microwave set at low power.    

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48 comments:

  1. Kitty you made the perfect Fall tea vignette ~ I love the brown transferware cup and saucer, especially that there is a touch of blue in the sky. Is so very English~looking!
    The muffins look wonderful, I am saving the recipe. Thank you!
    xx

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  2. Kitty you made the perfect Fall tea vignette ~ I love the brown transferware cup and saucer, especially that there is a touch of blue in the sky. Is so very English~looking!
    The muffins look wonderful, I am saving the recipe. Thank you!
    xx

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  3. Your muffins turned out beautiful Kitty! They sound really tasty too-enjoy:@)

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  4. These sound delicious! I love the piggy too. :)

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  5. oh those muffins looks so good and crunchy! Yes, I'll have a couple.
    Love the teacup and owl.

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  6. Oh Kitty these sound good! I love the surprise inside! Your pig made me laugh and of course the owl is adorable! Happy October, it's actually cool here this morning, yay!
    Jenna

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  7. I know they are delicious and make the house smell amazing. Love your cute little Fall owl ! Hugs, Diane

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  8. So great to see your post this morning! The pumpkins treat sounds delicious! Love the owl! My sister is an owl collector and I know she would love that. So cute! Enjoy your day!

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  9. Your muffins look lovely, Kitty. The little owl is really cute and so nice you received him from a friend. I too enjoy brown transferware this time of year. Your teacup is very pretty! Thanks for sharing and have a beautiful day, my dear friend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  10. Hello Kitty, your muffins look and sound so delicious.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe at Cooking and Crafting with J&J.
    Enjoy the week.
    Julie

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  11. The muffins look delicious, Kitty. I'll be pinning this recipe! What a cute owl gift you received. I hope you enjoy this first October Monday!

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  12. Hi Kitty, your muffins look so delicious and the perfect fall treat. Love your gifted owl. He is a darling treasure. Enjoying being outside with our cooler temps is truly a treat too. Love your teacup. This is one of my favorite patterns. Love the colors for fall. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
    Enjoy the week of tours and thanks for stopping by and your kind comment. I'll be back to visit your day and so looking forward to it. Hugs and Blessings xo

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  13. The muffins look delish, Kitty. I love the brown transferware in the fall too. I'm always looking for pieces. Hope you are enjoying this nicer weather we're having. See you later this week on the tour!

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  14. Kitty - you've done it again - and I have all those ingredients! I gotta try these - yum yum yum.

    You know - you should ask someone who does it - but I jut LOVE the bloggers who write out their recipes but then there is a button to click to print it - makes it so easy and professional looking. Of course all we need do is copy and print in word - but those one click print dealios are kinda nifty, too.

    Just a thought.

    Love to you always. xxoo

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  15. These muffins look delicious Kitty and I'm always looking for new fall recipes that have pumpkin in them.
    The owl is cute, a reminder that with age comes wisdom and as grandmothers we have much to share. xx

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  16. You and your yummy recipes! I do love pumpkin!!!
    warmly,
    deb

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  17. Your Inside-Out Pumpkin Muffins sound so good and perfect for a fall tea Kitty! I love brown transferware anytime but especially at fall! Your owl is a hoot :)

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  18. What a great post Kitty. Sure makes me smile to know I could send Mr. Owl to enjoy some tea and muffins with you. (Too bad I couldn't come with him!=) One of my favorite fall things is pumpkin/cream cheese combo. These muffins sound perfect. Everything is beautiful...as always. Hugs to you Dearie. XO

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  19. The adorable Mr. Owl made me smile! Your pretty tea setting is perfect for the autumn season from the brown transferware to the yummy pumpkin muffins.

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  20. Oh, Kitty, these muffins look and sound delish! I will definitely be trying them. Isn't it nice to be able to sit outside and be comfortable? I'm loving these temps and sunshiny days.

    xo
    Pat

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  21. I have pumpkin! If it just gets a little cooler, I am sure that I could be inspired.

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  22. Your muffins looks delicious, Kitty! Mr. Owl is too cute and a nice companion for your lovely tea outdoors. Glad to hear that you are having cooler temperatures. It's getting chilly here! Sending hugs xo Karen

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  23. Looks like a delicious treat on a beautiful day.

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  24. Yum, pumpkin, I can never get enough during the cooler months. Cute pig and GORGEOUS cup

    Cindy

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  25. I could really go for one of these right now. I love pumpkin.

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  26. Oh wow, Kitty, these sound delicious!! I really like the King Arthur Flour recipes, don't you? Love the addition of the cream cheese filling here (I love anything with cream cheese). ;) The owl you got from Marsha is darling, and I love your teacup and saucer. I, too, like brown transferware in the fall, and I'd love to have some of those Olde English Countryside dishes.

    Have a great week, my friend!

    Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  27. Your Inside-out Pumpkin Muffins look delicious, Kitty, and what a beautiful fall setting to eat them in!

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  28. Kitty, I'm popping in. My computer is broken so I'm just using my phone (and sometimes my iPad works). I am hoping to buy one in the next month or so. Until then, email and snail mail will have to do. Btw, your muffins look delicious!

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  29. That little owl is just too stinkin' cute for words & the look on your pig is priceless, Kitty!
    The "Inside-Out Pumpkin Muffins" look soooo enticing...I've copied down the recipe & hope to try it as soon as it gets cool enough to turn on the oven. Thanks for sharing!

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  30. hey...I have that same leaf shaped plate! I know we must have been related in a former life! LOL

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  31. Kitty, I love your outside Fall and yes that owl is a doll. Pinning this recipe. Need one of those right now with my coffee! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  32. What a beautiful and tasty tea you have put out for us...those muffins sound sooo good. And your little owl reminded me that I have the cutest little owl, too and had forgotten about him. I love how we bloggers feed off ea other...xoxo

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  33. Oh my, YES PLEASE! I love me some pumpkin treats so these are right up my alley {{smiles}} I stocked up on some pumpkin so methinks this is a MUST to try....and soon :)

    Your little owl is darling, my friend. Did Marsha make it?

    Love you, dear one!

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  34. Hi Kitty ... the Inside-Out Pumpkin Muffins look so good. Maybe I will try them for Christmas. Love your outside by the waterfall ... nothing more relaxing.

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  35. Simply lovely weather to be outside. Those muffins look so good and the Johnson Bros teacup and saucer a perfect choice for this setting. Yum, would love a muffin and tea with you.......

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  36. Your owl is so cute Kitty. A beautiful fall setting and the muffins sound delicious! wish I had one right now. :) Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  37. Kitty, how I would love one of your pumpkin muffins with my cup of coffee this morning. I love your owl, and will start decorating for fall once we return from my niece's bachlorette party this weekend at the Finger Lakes wineries as the beautiful foliage will inspire me to decorate.

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  38. Kitty, your centerpiece is really pretty. Thanks for sharing the muffin recipe from King Arthur. It's on my to try list.

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  39. Hi Kitty,
    I love your new little owl and your transferware teacup is perfect for the season. I wish I could try one of your pumpkin muffins with you. Your table is so fall-ish. Blessings, Karen

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  40. What a cute pig and the owl is so fun! These muffins look delicious. I am sure they are all gone by now! What a fun post Kitty and I thank you for sharing and linking.

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  41. Such a sweet tea time today! I like your teacup, I have a set of them and they are perfect to use for fall! Thank you for the muffin recipe! Looks and sounds delicious! Also I wanted to tell you I saw your beautiful fall decorated home on the Texas Fall Tour! I just loved it! Your are talented not only in cooking and baking but decorating, too! Beautiful!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  42. Kitty,
    These look divine! Thanks for sharing at Monday Social.

    Judith

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  43. Oh man...these sound tasty!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  44. One of my favorite transferware patterns! The muffins look delicious...but I'd have to pass them up with the cream cheese...allergic. But they look so delicious! I love your pig and owl. So cute! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea! Just got back from break and catching up!
    Ruth

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  45. Happy Fall to You Kitty! It is good to see you back after your travels, I always miss you when you are not here. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome Pumpkin Muffins with us, just perfect for a fall afternoon tea. Hope you will come back to see us at Full Plate Thursday real soon and have a great week!
    Miz Helen

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  46. Oh my goodness, these look amazing! I'm a certified pumpkin everything girl this time of year! I usually would've baked a few loaves of pumpkin bread by now but due to my diet, I have not baked one!! I'm really missing it....your owl is adorable. What a sweet gift from your friend! Another pretty teacup too! I enjoy your little tea parties Kitty! Enjoy your fall days!
    Xo
    Linda

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  47. Oh my goodness, these look amazing! I'm a certified pumpkin everything girl this time of year! I usually would've baked a few loaves of pumpkin bread by now but due to my diet, I have not baked one!! I'm really missing it....your owl is adorable. What a sweet gift from your friend! Another pretty teacup too! I enjoy your little tea parties Kitty! Enjoy your fall days!
    Xo
    Linda

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