Pumpkin Muffins with Cream Cheese Icing

Ok, so I didn't make the muffins or icing from scratch but I did come up with a great way to create pumpkin-flavored cream cheese icing and it was a hit!

Trader Joe's Pumpkin bread & muffin mix
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup water
2 eggs

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Icing:
1 container Pillsbury Cream Cheese icing
4 tbsp. pumpkin butter (from Trader Joe's)

What To Do:
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and grease muffin pan.
2. In a medium bowl, beat eggs and then add in water, vegetable oil and muffin mix. Mix well.
3. Pour batter into muffin pan filling each to about 2/3 full.
4. Bake 18 minutes and remove from oven to cool.

5. To prepare icing, mix together cream cheese icing with pumpkin butter. Wait until the muffins have cooled and then spoon about 1 tbsp of icing on top of each muffin.


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  1. Girl this sounds so good!!! I love pumpkin anything and then you added the icing and it just made me want to bake it immediately!!

  2. Perfect way to make them quick and easy and adding pumpkin butter to the icing is genius.

  3. These are so easy! I love the pumpkin flavored cream cheese. Brilliant.

  4. These look amazing! I love that you didnt make this stuff from scratch...this way I can make them that way, too. As long as they taste good who cares?

  5. Can I just lick the icing instead?! Haha! I am not a pumpkin fan but I can totally do it in small doses. Looks really good.

  6. Oh my word, that icing sounds amazing! And the muffins so easy!

  7. i love how you did the icing! i've never heard of pumpkin butter before but YUM! #allpumpkineverything


  8. These look absolutely delicious!!! I am definitely going to try and make these soon! Thanks for sharing.
    xoxoxox Kelly

  9. Um. I need these in front of me right this minute. They look so incredibly delicious!
    xo Southern Style

  10. Yum!! Those look so incredible!! I love pumpkin everything!

  11. these look amazing, and i dont even like pumpkin (except soup). that icing though - yum!

  12. Love recipes like this! They look delish and can be for breakfast or a snack ;-)

  13. I have all those things in my cabinet except the pumpkin butter! I totally need to make these! Thanks for the recipe girl!

  14. OMG!! I made some pumpkin muffins from a pumpkin bar and I didn't like how sweet the cream cheese frosting was so what a great idea to add a little pumpkin to it.

  15. Im going to pin these!! the icing just screams yummy!