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Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins

A muffin with a treat layer? I couldn’t keep Walker out of them! They taste like a sinful treat…which they are for us now. I didn’t want to scare my brother too badly with our clean unprocessed baking and since he is visiting I pulled out the (gasp) white sugar 😉

Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins

Ingredients:

  • 1½ cups white whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp fine sea salt
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar
  • ¾ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 4 ounces lower fat cream cheese
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350°, line a 12 count muffin tin with papers.

In a large bowl whisk the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and cinnamon together.

In a small bowl whisk the egg, brown sugar and applesauce till smooth. Add to the dry ingredients, stir until smooth. Fold in the blueberries.

Fill the muffin cups with a layer of batter (using half the batter). Using 2 spoons to do this works well, the batter will be thick.

Add the cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla to a medium mixing bowl, beat with a hand mixer until smooth. Drop a bit of the cream cheese on top of each muffin, dividing it equally.

Drop the remaining batter on top of cream cheese, spreading with fingers to seal it in.

Bake for 30 minutes. Let rest for 5 minutes, transfer to a cooling rack.

Makes 12 muffins.

~Sarah

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Comments

  1. yum! a little treat once in a while is ok.

  2. This is a really great idea!

  3. Oh my heavens. See, if you’re going to eat moo and sugar, this is the way to do it.

  4. YUM!!

  5. With fresh blueberries in my fridge, I was so inspired reading this recipe I immediately went home and made them. I swapped Greek yogurt for applesauce since I was out and didn’t want to run to the store and they turned out amazing. I am enjoying one with iced coffee as I type. Thank you so much for sharing this fantastic and delicious recipe!

  6. These are a must make! Natie came over to see what I was looking at & gasped… “Mommy, what are those?!…YUMMY!” HA! 🙂

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  1. […] was, however, inspired by a new blueberry cream cheese muffin recipe from Sarah over at Gazing In, tweaking it a bit to reduce calories (swapped stevia for the white […]

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