Apple-Cream Cheese Muffins

Mmmm….moist homemade muffins with a streusel topping! Need we say more?

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 15

Ingredients

Muffins

3/4
cup packed brown sugar
1 3/4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2
teaspoon salt
2
eggs, beaten
2/3
cup oil
1/4
cup applesauce
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
large apple, peeled, shredded (about 1 cup)
1/3
cup cream cheese (from 8-oz package)

Streusel

3
tablespoons packed brown sugar
2
tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
tablespoon butter or margarine, softened

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Line 15 muffin cups with paper baking cups. Reserve 1 tablespoon of the brown sugar in the muffins for filling.
  • 2 In large bowl with electric mixer, mix remaining brown sugar for muffins, 1 3/4 cups flour, the baking powder, cinnamon and salt on low speed until mixed. Reserve 1 tablespoon of the beaten egg for filling. Add oil, applesauce, vanilla and remaining egg to flour mixture. Beat on medium speed until mixed. With spoon, stir in apple.
  • 3 In small bowl, mix cream cheese, the reserved 1 tablespoon brown sugar and reserved 1 tablespoon egg. Fill muffin cups slightly less than half full of batter. Top each with 1 teaspoon cream cheese mixture. Top with spoonful of remaining batter to fill cups 2/3 full. In small bowl, mix all streusel ingredients; sprinkle over batter.
  • 4 Bake 22 to 26 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from pan. Cool slightly, about 10 minutes.

Expert Tips

For a pretty presentation, serve the muffins on a pedestal plate.

If you're serving the muffins for a company brunch, use two paper baking cups for each muffin. By doing so you'll get a brighter color.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Muffin
Calories
240
(
Calories from Fat
120),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
35mg
35%;
Sodium
150mg
150%;
Total Carbohydrate
28g
28%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
15g
15%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.