Welcome To My Morning, Welcome To My Day (#202)

Days off are meant for relaxation and doing what pleases you.  And now that I’m working a full-time job I relish them.  As a CamperForce worker I work for four days with three days off.  That’s like a mini vacation.  I am so grateful!

Today I started my 3 day vacation making a new recipe: Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins. 

I learned something very interesting while making these muffins.  You can completely eliminate the oil that’s called for in this recipe; adding the same amount of pumpkin puree instead of the oil (making for a healthier and more low-fat muffin that is more breakfast or healthy snack than a dessert).

The muffins came out lightly glazed, moist and flavorful.

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins


Er, excuse me while I indulge in some healthy noshing.  (recipe follows)

Healthy Noshing!

Love,  Annie


Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

Filling: 8oz cream cheese, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1 egg

Muffins: 2 1/4 cups unbleached flour, 1 T pumpkin spice, 1 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp salt, 2 cups sugar (I only added 1 3/4), 2 eggs, 1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree

The recipe called for 1 cup of pumpkin and 1/2 cup of oil.  I made it 1 1/2 cups pumpkin; no oil)

Mix filling in a small bowl.  Mix flour, spice, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.  Mix sugar, eggs, pumpkin in a medium bowl.  Add the pumpkin mixture to the flour mixture.

Fill muffin pans (lined with paper liners) 3/4 full.  Add a heaping spoonful of filling to each muffin.

Makes 18 to 24 muffins.  Oven 350 degrees.  20 to 23 minutes.

Healthy Noshing!


About TinCanTraveler

Born under a wand'rin' star.... living in my Winnebago, traveling the country, explorer/adventurer, photographer, writer, chi master, massage therapist, retired teacher/counselor, work camper. Appreciation for the freedom to do it all. Enjoying life's ultimate lessons of trust, respect, and grace.
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14 Responses to Welcome To My Morning, Welcome To My Day (#202)

  1. Sher says:

    Mmmmmm I can smell them baking! sounds good, I will try them.

  2. Casperb@66 says:

    I will definitely give these a try. I am looking for something for my breakfast when I go back to work in October. This is nutritious and yummy. Hot cup of coffee and I’m a happy camper. 🙂

  3. Connie T says:

    Those look so good. I might just have to make some. I love pumpkin bread too.

  4. Kitina says:

    These sound amazing and its great knowing they freeze well since I’m the only 1 in my house to like pumpkin. Can’t wait for the cooler temps to arrive so I can bake. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  5. Patti Kuche says:

    Recipe is now in the book and can’t wait to try, thanks Annie!

    (btw, so funny but the advertisement running at the end of this post is all about the “trick of a tiny belly!”)

  6. Paula says:

    They really look yummy Annie 🙂

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