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Blueberry Muffins with Cream Cheese Filling

Are you looking for a delicious and decadent treat that’s sure to satisfy your sweet tooth? Then you have to try these Blueberry Muffins with Cream Cheese Filling and Streusel- a scrumptious, bakery-style treat that will have your mouth watering for more. The sweet and creamy cream cheese filling adds richness and depth to the light and fluffy muffin, while the streusel topping adds a delightful crunch.

blueberry muffins with cream cheese filling

Yep, the calendar says it’s April but we had sleet and snow overnight.

We didn’t get much snow, but it was still coming down when I woke up this morning.

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Emily helped me make these bakery-style Blueberry Muffins with Cream Cheese Filling for breakfast.

Filled with thick cream cheese, these muffins are topped with a sweet and crunchy streusel topping that makes them out-of-this-world good.

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Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins

🔑 Key to Success #1 – The Streusel Topping

A sprinkle of sugar, a touch of salt, and a whole lot of love – sounds like the perfect recipe for success!

With streusel being so simple to make, you can use it on pretty much anything.

The base is an easy combination; melted butter stirred together with flour and both sugars before that pinch of salt tops off your masterpiece.

Get creative: mash everything up with a fork in any small dish you’d prefer.

I’m personally partial towards cereal dishes myself.

When that light and fluffy creation looks just right, you know it’s Yum Yum time!

Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins

🔑 Key to Success #2 – The Cream Cheese Filling

In a small bowl, stir together the softened cream cheese and sugar.

You don’t need to drag out your mixer for this.

Just use a spoon to stir together the cream cheese and sugar.

It comes together really quickly if your cream cheese is at room temperature.

Tip! If you’re making this recipe when you just woke up and haven’t had a chance to soften your cream cheese, you can soften it in the microwave. Just pop it into the microwave on low/defrost setting for about 30 seconds.
Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins

🔑 Key to Success #3 – The Muffin Batter

The muffin batter is light and fluffy thanks to the addition of a bit of vinegar and a full cup of sour cream.

The vinegar reacts with the baking soda to make the muffins lighter. And the sour cream adds a good bit of moisture to the mix.

The result is a wonderful, light, and fluffy batch of muffins.

This recipe makes 24 muffins.

I bake my blueberry muffins in two 12-cup muffin/cupcake pans.

I like USA pans because they are durable and hold up well to all my baking.

blueberry muffin batter

There’s no need to get out your mixer.

The muffins can be made with just a whisk and a spoon or spatula.

Either way, the batter comes together really easily.

blueberry muffin batter

I love using big, juicy blueberries in baked goods.

For this recipe, I used a 6-ounce container of fresh blueberries.

You can also use frozen blueberries that have been thawed.

Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins

🔑 Key to Success #4 – Layer it up

Be sure to spray your muffin liners with cooking spray or use a non-stick liner.

My favorite non-stick liners are the ones made of parchment paper.

You can get non-stick parchment muffin liners from Amazon or you can sometimes find them at the big craft stores.

They may not be the prettiest things but they are well worth it when you realize how perfectly your baked goods will come out of the wrapper when you use them.

Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins

Here’s the order:

  1. 1-2 Tablespoons muffin batter
  2. 1 teaspoon cream cheese filling
  3. 1 Tablespoon muffin batter
  4. streusel crumb topping

The amounts are pretty important. If you’re not careful, you’ll run out of ingredients before you fill all the muffin cups.

It’s worth mentioning that this recipe makes 24 regular sized muffins.

Tip! If in doubt, put less batter/filling than you think you need. You can always go back and add more if you have any left over.

For the streusel topping, just sprinkle the topping over the batter, then lightly press down with the back of a spoon. It does not have to be perfect.

Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins

These muffins bake up big and fluffy.

They’ll bake for about 18-22 minutes until they are a nice golden brown color.

You’ll want to allow them to rest a few minutes in the pan so that they can cool or otherwise, they’ll be difficult to remove from the wrapper.

These blueberry muffins are great for bake sales or family events. They travel well and taste delicious.

blueberry cream cheese muffins with streusel topping

😋 Other Ways to Use Cream Cheese Muffin Filling

This delicious cream cheese filling is a versatile addition to many breakfast dishes! It can add a creamy, tangy twist to your favorite muffin recipes. Here are five ways to use cream cheese filling in your muffins:

  1. Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins: Add a dollop of cream cheese filling to the center of each pumpkin muffin before baking.  With loads of pumpkin spice inside the muffins and a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar on the top, you can’t go wrong with this fall option. Substitute a mix of ground cinnamon, allspice, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg for the pumpkin pie spice if you want a custom flavor blend.
  2. Strawberry Cream Cheese Muffins: Swirl cream cheese filling into your favorite strawberry muffin batter for a delightful burst of flavor. The creamy texture of the filling perfectly complements the juicy berries.
  3. Carrot Cake Muffins with Cream Cheese Filling: Combine cream cheese filling with shredded carrots, raisins, and nuts for a muffin that tastes like a slice of classic carrot cake. Bonus points if you top it with cream cheese frosting!
  4. Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Muffins: Who says cream cheese filling can’t be sweet? Add mini chocolate chips to your filling mixture for a decadent treat that will satisfy any sweet tooth.
  5. Banana Nut Muffins with Cream Cheese Filling: Give your favorite banana nut muffins a makeover by adding a layer of creamy goodness inside. The combination of banana, nuts, and cream cheese is a match made in muffin heaven.

No matter what flavor you choose, cream cheese filling is a surefire way to add a touch of decadence to your muffins. 

So go ahead, channel your inner food artist, and experiment with different ingredients and plating techniques to create the ultimate muffin masterpiece!

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Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins recipe
Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins

Blueberry Muffins with Cream Cheese Filling

Yield: 24 muffins
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

This bakery-style blueberry muffin recipe takes classic blueberry muffins to another level with the addition of a sweet cream cheese filling and a sweet streusel topping. These muffins are the perfect weekend morning treat.

Ingredients

For the topping:

  • 3 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt

For the Cream Cheese Filling:

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

For the muffin batter:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 container (6 oz) fresh blueberries, may use frozen (thawed) blueberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line muffin pans with paper baking cups.
  2. Make the streusel topping - Melt butter in a small bowl then add sugar, flour, and salt. Mix with a fork until it forms a crumb then set aside.
  3. Make the cream cheese filling - In a medium bowl, stir together cream cheese and sugar. (You can soften the cream cheese in the microwave, if needed - 30 seconds on low/defrost setting.) Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk eggs then add in sugar, oil, milk, vanilla, and vinegar. Using a wooden spoon or spatula, stir in soda, salt, and flour until just barely combined. Mix in sour cream. Gently fold in blueberries.
  5. Fill muffin cups with 1-2 Tbsp batter. Add 1 tsp cream cheese mixture. Top with 1 Tbsp batter. Sprinkle streusel topping on top and press down gently with the back of a spoon.
  6. Bake for 18-22 minutes until muffins are golden brown. Cool 5-10 minutes in pan.

Notes

Diabetic Substitutions:

  • Try reducing sugar by 1/2
  • Try replacing half of the oil with unsweetened applesauce
  • Use low-fat sour cream
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 228Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 178mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 0gSugar: 18gProtein: 3g

Nutrition Information Provided For Educational and Informational Purposes Only.

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