Starbucks Keto Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

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Missing those pumpkin muffins with cream cheese filling from Starbucks? Make a low carb version with these copycat Starbucks Keto Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins! A brown butter pumpkin muffin surrounds a creamy cream cheese filling for you to enjoy at breakfast or on-the-go!

Starbucks Keto Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins Recipe Video

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Keto Pumpkin Muffins Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup sugar free brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar free maple syrup

Cream Cheese Filling Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar free sweetener
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour

Starbucks Keto Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins Directions

  • Starbucks Keto Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins
  • Low Carb Starbucks Pumpkin Muffin Recipe with Cream Cheese Filling

    a pumpkin muffin filled with cream cheese sliced in half

    The Fall menu at Starbucks is delightfully predictable. You can always expect the pumpkin spiced latte, pumpkin loaf and pumpkin cream cheese filled muffins. The muffins are my favorite! They are filled with pumpkin spice flavor and a huge dollop of cream cheese filling planted inside. It is heaven and a ‘must-have’ pumpkin experience every year; however, one pumpkin muffin is 53 grams of carbs and 34 grams of sugar!! 

    Luckily, making a low carb Starbuck copycat pumpkin muffin is easier than you think. You can get loads of pumpkin spice flavor in a brown butter pumpkin batter surrounding a slightly vanilla cream cheese filling. These keto pumpkin muffins are the perfect breakfast alternative to bacon and eggs in the morning. Enjoy them with a cup of coffee like Drink Iconic Keto Collagen Coffee Powder, my sponsor for this recipe.

    a mocha coffee in a small mug next to a stack of muffins

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    Coffee and muffins go hand and hand. I love this combination in the morning for breakfast – especially a grab-n-go breakfast – or in the afternoon for a filling snack. Drink Iconic has a keto collagen coffee powder with adaptogens from Four Sigmatic. The adaptogens are from Lion’s Mane and Reishi mushrooms and help with mood, focus and immunity. This keto coffee powder also contains MCT oil, collagen from grass fed animals and 100mg of caffeine. It dissolves easily into a creamy coffee when you add hot water.

    Pumpkin Muffin Tips

    Here are some tips for making the best keto pumpkin muffins with cream cheese filling.

    • Brown Butter – The brown butter really makes these muffins taste delicious. It adds a caramel, nutty flavor to it. Cook your butter in a saucepan just until brown bits start to form. You will start to smell a nutty aroma too. Don’t overcook the butter or else it will burn.
    • Use a Piping Bag – To fill your pumpkin batter with cream cheese filling it is recommended to use a piping bag and fill the muffin until the filling reaches the top. You can also use a ziploc bag and cut a large hole in the bottom.
    • Add Pumpkin Seeds – This is optional but does add a nice crunch to your keto muffins. You can add pumpkin seeds or chopped nuts to the top of your muffins before baking.
    pumpkin muffins filled with cream cheese in a muffin tray with one hole filled with pumpkin seeds


    Store leftover keto pumpkin muffins in the refrigerator. They will stay fresh for 4-5 days. You can leave your muffins at room temperature; however, the may start to dry out after a few days.

    Other Keto Muffins You May Like

    If you love muffins because they are a tasty sweet snack or because they make for an easy keto breakfast on the go, then try these other delicious low carb muffins.

    Nutritional information & Macros

    Nutrition Information

    Starbucks Keto Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

    Servings: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 333
    Fat 27.9g
    Protein 7.4g
    Total Carbs 19.3g
    Net Carbs 6.7g

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    1. Haven’t tried these yet but you say protein powder in your video and in the ingredient list it shows coconut powder. Does it make a difference in the baking?

    2. I’m thinking I may make this in a 9 inch cake pan doubling the recipe then swirling the cream cheese mixture into batter or spreading cream cheese frosting on top.

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