Pumpkin Muffins with Nutella Cheesecake

Pumpkin Muffins with Nutella Cheesecake recipe pictures

I haven’t completely gotten a hang of this whole blogging thing. For starters, I forgot to write my post on Tuesday. Sorry guys…it slipped my mind! On top of that, I’ve noticed that by time we post holiday/seasonal recipes it seems other bloggers have been at it for weeks. What gives? How is everybody else sooo on top of it? Although we’ve done some fall inspired recipes, this is the first pumpkin one! There are many others I want to try too, namely pumpkin doughnuts–swoon! But to prevent seasons from just blowing by us Kara and I decided we need to start Christmas recipes soon…as in next week.

Anyways, I love pumpkin. I got a pumpkin spice latte last week (skim!) and have eaten no fewer than 3 pumpkin desserts in the past 2 weeks. Pumpkin screams fall.

I didn’t realize how much I enjoy fall until this year. I love seeing the leaves change colors and the crisp fall days. I love love love boots and scarfs and sweaters and blazers. And I love fall flavors: cinnamon, apple, squash, chai, apple cider, PUMPKIN, etc.

These Pumpkin Muffins with Nutella Cheesecake were incredibly moist. The cinnamon and nutmeg added the perfect amount of spice to them too, those 3 flavors belong together. One thing I noticed was that the pumpkin flavor really shined through; the Nutella cheesecake did not overpower them at all. And what’s best of all is they’re muffins so they’re a totally legit breakfast item.

Pumpkin Muffins with Nutella Cheesecake recipe pictures

Here's what you'll need

Pumpkin Muffins with Nutella Cheesecake recipe pictures

lightly beat 4 eggs

Pumpkin Muffins with Nutella Cheesecake recipe pictures

Add in the sugar

Pumpkin Muffins with Nutella Cheesecake recipe pictures

And the pumpkin puree and oil

Pumpkin Muffins with Nutella Cheesecake recipe pictures

Now the dry (flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt)

Pumpkin Muffins with Nutella Cheesecake recipe pictures

Next...beat cream cheese, 1 egg and Nutella. The egg is in there somewhere. I think?

Pumpkin Muffins with Nutella Cheesecake recipe pictures

2 tablespoons of pumpkin batter first

Pumpkin Muffins with Nutella Cheesecake recipe pictures

Now 1 tablespoon of Nutella filling

Pumpkin Muffins with Nutella Cheesecake recipe pictures

Top it off with another 2 tablespoons of pumpkin batter

Pumpkin Muffins with Nutella Cheesecake recipe pictures

Bake. Wow those look delish!

Pumpkin Muffins with Nutella Cheesecake recipe pictures

Allow them time to cool then eat up! Maybe have a hot apple cider too!

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