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Raspberry and Cream Swirled Pumpkin Muffins

Treat yourself to my Raspberry and Cream Swirled Pumpkin Muffins this baking season!

Raspberry and Cream Swirled Pumpkin Muffins by Picky Palate

This is truly the best time of year to bake isn’t it?! It has been a pleasure teaming up with Driscoll’s to create a new recipe for you today for the Made With Love Campaign. I developed these Raspberry and Cream Swirled Pumpkin Muffins that are great for brunch or after school snack.

With Thanksgiving in November, it seems to be a lovely  month of gratitude and counting our blessings. One of my favorite traditions in November is while sitting around the Thanksgiving table, we go around and say one positive thing about each person in our family. It’s either something we are grateful for or something we love about each person. The kids always giggle while they try their best to think of something to say, but after we are done, everyone is smiling and more grateful for one another.

I feel so blessed to be a mom of 3 rambunctious boys. I always thought I would have girls growing up, but I couldn’t be happier raising these boys.

What a great time to get our family in the kitchen to help make something the whole family will enjoy.

Let’s take a look at my festive muffins…

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 The star of the show are definitely these gorgeous Driscoll’s raspberries.

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 The muffin batter is nice and simple. I used my favorite mixing bowl and started with the wet ingredients.

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Pumpkin and cinnamon up next!

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Add your dry ingredients right to the bowl. Stir then set aside.

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Take your lovely Driscoll’s raspberries and get them ready for the cream cheese.

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Stir and mash the raspberries into the softened cream cheese and sugar.

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Pretty in pink 🙂

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Spray your paper liners lightly with cooking spray to ensure an easy peel. Fill 1/2 full then top with 1 teaspoon of raspberry cream.

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Take a toothpick or skewer and swirl the cream throughout.

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Bake for 28-33 minutes, until baked through.

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The sweet cream cheese raspberry swirls could not be more delicious with the pumpkin. Enjoy this baking season with your loved ones!

Raspberry and Cream Swirled Pumpkin Muffins by Picky Palate


Raspberry and Cream Swirled Pumpkin Muffins

Raspberry and Cream Swirled Pumpkin Muffins by Picky PalatePrep time: 15 min | Cook time: 30 min | Total time: 45 min


  • 3/4 cup plain Greek 2% yogurt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Raspberry Cream Cheese

  • 4 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup Driscoll’s raspberries, rinsed and dried


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line 18 cupcake cups with liners (foil liners recommended). If using paper liners, spray liners lightly with cooking spray before filling with batter.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat yogurt, eggs and vanilla until well combined. Stir in pumpkin and cinnamon. Slowly add flour, sugar, baking soda and salt, stirring until well combined. Fill liners 1/2 full with batter.
  3. To prepare raspberry cream cheese, beat softened cream cheese with sugar until well combined. Stir and smash raspberries into cream until combined and berries broken down. Place 1 teaspoon raspberry cream on top of filled cups. Take a toothpick or skewer and swirl cream throughout batter. Bake for 28-33 minutes, or until baked though. Remove and let cool. Serve room temperature or chilled.

Makes 18 Servings

This is a sponsored post for Discoll’s however thoughts and opinions are my own.

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  1. 1

    I just purchased raspberry’s and didn’t know what I was going to do with them. Thank you for making my decision easy!

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    Tieghan says:

    These are so pretty and perfect for a healthier holiday treat! I love your families Thanksgiving tradition. Sounds like a really nice thing!

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    Marian says:

    These look gorgeous and sound so good, Jenny! Definitely adding this to my “to try” list!

  4. 4
    Maria says:

    Love these muffins! A great breakfast treat!

  5. 5

    Scrumptious muffins, Jenny! 🙂

  6. 6
    marla says:

    I’m craving something sweet & these look sooooooo good!!

  7. 7
    Liz says:

    Nice combo. Thank you. Have a great weekend!

  8. 8
    momofnine says:

    These look like such a terrific combination of freshness and fall! What a nice change. The recipe looks easy enough and your photo tutorial is great. Thank you!

  9. 9

    What a unique combo but looks absolutely amazing. The raspberry cream looks divine!

  10. 10

    Raspberries are my favorite and I just happen to have some in the fridge, can’t wait to eat these muffins!

  11. 11

    LOVE this! Raspberries are so great in desserts!

  12. 12

    Raspberry is my favorite fruit. I love this recipe. It’s perfect for a snack…or anytime.

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    Naomi says:

    Lovely use of raspberries–these muffin looks awesome!

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    I would have never thought to add raspberry with pumpkin. So pretty and pretty genius! Love.

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    Jan Gomes says:

    These look fabulous!!!! Definitely a ‘save’! Thanx for sharing!

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    Juliet says:

    When I took these out of the oven the muffins sunk in the middle. They taste good but don’t look appealing. Any idea why that happened?

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    Cyndi says:

    wow…great idea, something new and fresh for pumpkin

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    Angela M. says:

    I just made these the other day and they are fabulous. Added chocolate chips to the recipe. My kids loved them. Definitely making them again!

  20. 20

    I love Driscoll’s berries! I never would have thought to put them with pumpkin, but it sure sounds yummy!

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