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April 7, 2012

Blueberry Muffins with Cream Cheese Filling {Crazy Cooking Challenge}

Hey yall! 

I'm back for April's Crazy Cooking Challenge, and this month's theme was blueberry muffins!




So many to choose from in this big blogging world! But I eventually decided on Baking Glory's Blueberry Muffins with Cream Cheese. These muffins were amazing. I loved the cheese cheese filling, and the light lemon flavor from the zest. I initially just looked at the ingredient list and didn't read the note about blueberry jam too, so next time I'd definitely try the blueberry jam addition.


  






















Blueberry Muffins with Cream Cheese Filling
  • 1 and 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • zest from 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 3 tbsp cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp zest from 1 lemon
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place muffin liners on the bottoms of the muffin tray. If you don't have liners, just butter or spray the tray well to prevent sticking.

In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Add sugar and zest from 1 lemon to the flour mixture and mix well. 

In a separate small or medium bowl, mix vegetable oil, egg, milk, and vanilla extract together. Slowly incorporate wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, but don't overmix. Mix in the blueberries.

For the cream cheese filling, in a small bowl, mix together the cream cheese, 1 tbsp sugar, and 1 tsp lemon zest until smooth. 

Fill each cup up halfway with half of the muffin batter. Next add 1 tsp cream cheese filling into each cup and cover with the remaining muffin batter. 

Bake for 20 minutes, until muffins are golden brown and a toothpick inserted in comes out clean. Let cool on rack. Makes 12 muffins.

















This was a great breakfast treat for our lazy Saturday morning, without school or work. I usually prefer savory breakfast foods over things like muffins and pastries and such, but these muffins will change a girl's mind. Oh, and they're perfect with a little butter too. 

Check out all the other blueberry muffin recipes in the blog hop below:


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9 comments:

Lesa said...

You had me at "cream cheese filling." Yum! Great choice!

Sarah E. said...

Those look so amazing!! :)

I stumbled, pinned, tweeted, and FB-shared your recipe!

Susan said...

YUM!! I love cream cheese in anything.

Joan@chocolateandmore said...

Love the idea of a cream cheese filling, yummy!

Jamie said...

Cream cheese is such an ingenious filling idea! Beautiful muffins!

Teri said...

These are beautiful, and I love the cream cheese filling! Great recipe!

Heather Kinnaird said...

What a great recipe!

Rachel said...

YUM! Imagining all the delicious warm cream cheese filling oozing out and the bright burst of hot blueberries. YUM

Chris said...

Nice muffin tops!

Wait, no, I'm not saying your jeans are too tight ;) :/

seriously, those muffins do look great, especially with the cream cheese packed inside.