Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins with Cream Cheese & Streusel

pumpkin chocolate chip muffins with cream cheese filling and streusel topping on a cooking rack

The final pumpkin chocolate chip muffins crammed with cream cheese swirls and topped with crunchy cinnamon streusel! The greatest pumpkin chocolate chip muffins to make this season!

pumpkin chocolate chip muffins with cream cheese filling and streusel topping on a white plate

The climate’s getting colder and you realize what meaning. Pumpkins! These are actually the perfect pumpkin chocolate chip muffins with cream cheese filling and cinnamon streusel I’ve tasted! And I’ve tasted plenty of pumpkin muffins currently. You know, for analysis. 🙂

The Best Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

What makes these pumpkin chocolate chip muffins stand out is certainly the taste distinction and texture from the fillings and the topping. The parts of this muffin are:

  • luscious cream cheese swirl filling – provides a creamy, cheesecake like taste
  • crunchy, cinnamon streusel topping – the beneficiant streusel topping provides a crunchy texture, nearly like a crunchy cinnamon cookie on prime
  • huge chunky chocolate baking chips – these huge baker’s chocolate chips add pockets of bittersweet chocolate that flatter the pumpkin and cream cheese

These muffins even have a wholesome twist from the greek yogurt and avocado oil. It’s additionally not overwhelmingly candy as I personally do not like cloyingly candy muffins. They’ll make the proper vacation snack for Thanksgiving or Christmas!

These pumpkin muffins are the proper fall or winter snack, dessert, and even breakfast! They style wonderful with a scorching cup of espresso, tea, or scorching chocolate.

Variations on the Recipe:

Instead of Bittersweet Chocolate Chips:

  • darkish chocolate chips
  • milk chocolate chips
  • cinnamon chips
  • butterscotch chips
  • white chocolate chips

Flavor Variations for the Streusel Topping:

  • chopped nuts – walnuts, almonds, peanuts, cashews, macadamia
  • quaint oats (don’t use fast immediate oats)
  • cocoa nibs
  • cocoa powder
  • pumpkin spice combine

You can see beneath the distinction it makes to make use of huge baking chocolate chips as an alternative of mini chocolate chips. If you are a fan of chocolate, the extra chocolate the higher proper? I used bittersweet chocolate chips so as to add a little bit of taste distinction from the candy muffin. But you should use any form of chocolate you want.

How to Make Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins w/ Cream Cheese & Streusel

Make the pumpkin batter: