1BoxTrader Joe's Pumpkin Bread, gluten free or regular
Cream Cheese Filling
4OuncesRoom Temperature Cream Cheese
Preheat oven to 350°. Grease the bottom and sides of a 9" x 5" loaf pan.
Prepare your pumpkin bread mix according to the directions on the side of the box. If you prefer, you can sub an equal amount of melted butter for the oil in the directions.
In another bowl, combine all of the ingredients for the cream cheese filling and beat until smooth.
Pour half of the pumpkin bread batter into the prepared loaf pan and spread it evenly.
Carefully pour the cream cheese filling over the bread batter and gently smooth with an offset spatula so that it is not mixed with the batter underneath.
Pour the other half of the bread batter over the cream cheese filling and spread it evenly. Again, be careful to not mix the batter with the cream cheese filling. Scatter the pumpkin seeds over the top.
Bake for 50 - 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean of raw bread batter (the cream cheese filling will remain wet).
Allow the finished bread to cool in the pan for 15 minutes and then turn the bread out onto a cooling rack to cool completely. Do not cut the bread until it has cooled!