Pumpkin Cream Cheese English Muffins
Looking for a yummy fall inspired breakfast? Try these — Pumpkin Cream Cheese English Muffins. A wonderfully simple, healthy and perfectly fall meal. The mix of pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and pumpkin, mixed with delicious cream cheese, create a comforting autumn breakfast. Even if you’re eating it during the heat of summer you’ll feel like you’re transported to a crisp autumn day.
Despite the fact that the first day of fall isn’t until September 22, many of us crave fall flavors. My son is most definitely one of those people. It can still be 100 degrees out but he’s ready for next season already.
It just so happens that on September 1st I asked (like I do every morning), “What do you want for breakfast?” His answer, “Cream cheese and pumpkin!”
Thankfully I had a can of pumpkin in the pantry and feeling in a fall mood, I thought, why not? Usually I think, “What am I going to do with the rest of the pumpkin?” It’s not like he eats the entire can.
But as September is now upon us, I thought, “I could make a pumpkin cake!” There’s just something about September that makes everyone (I know I’m generalizing) crave pumpkin. It’s just so delicious!
I know my son just thinks pumpkin is really tasty! Or as he puts it, “The second best food ever!” Second to pizza of course! And followed by cheeseburgers. 🙂 That’s pretty impressive though. Pumpkin really earned a high ranking!
To me however, pumpkin isn’t the best food ever, but I do enjoy it. I like it because of the feelings attached to it. Food and feelings often go hand in hand, and pumpkin is heavy handed. It reminds me of cuddling with my family and Thanksgiving. Pumpkin is forever attached to those you love, and that’s why I think so many people love everything pumpkin.
Besides the incredible sensory memories attached to pumpkin, it’s actually a really healthy food. (Which makes me even happier that my son loves it so!) One cup of pumpkin has 100 percent of the daily requirement of Vitamin A! But that’s not all, it has Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Thiamin, Niacin, Folate etc. The list could go on forever! Well maybe not forever… Plus, it’s low in calories.
Pumpkin is definitely a healthy food choice. Which is why I think it’s pretty awesome that my 5 year old loves it so much.
I created this breakfast, lunch or snack, (it’s great for all three), a few years ago. After I made it, again, the other day, I told my husband that I had to share this. It’s a super healthy and satisfying meal for kids or adults alike. And as an added bonus — it’s so simple! What’s not to love?!
All I do is toast an English muffin, top it with cream cheese, spread a little pumpkin (which has a little pumpkin pie spice added) and sprinkle it with cinnamon and organic cane sugar. So simple and my son is so excited every time he eats it. How wonderful is that? 🙂
To get a little more specific I use:
- Thomas whole wheat English muffins
- Philadelphia Cream Cheese, regular
- organic cane sugar from Costco
Now, you can use whichever brands you prefer, these are just some of my favorite brands. Like the many memories often attached to food, I find that I buy some of the same brands just because I grew up eating them.
Philadelphia Cream Cheese falls into this category. My mom always bought Philadelphia and now it’s the only cream cheese I buy. It taste so much better than all the other cream cheese brands out there. But if you didn’t grow up eating Philadelphia Cream Cheese you probably have a different favorite.
Same goes for Thomas English Muffins. They just have the perfect nook and crannies. 🙂 My mom always used them to make breakfast sandwiches, so delicious!
As for the organic cane sugar. I buy it at Costco, cause well, they have the best price and they make good quality products. I prefer to use organic cane sugar as opposed to regular white sugar because it’s unrefined. Since it’s less processed organic cane sugar has antioxidants, amino acids and some vitamins and minerals from the cane juice.
So, if I’m going to feed my children sugar, white not use a little healthier option?
I hope you all enjoy these Pumpkin Cream Cheese English Muffins. Hopefully, they’ll make your list of yummy pumpkin recipes I’m sure so many of you have. 🙂
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Recipe of the Week hosted by Emily at A Mummy Too.