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Apple-Cream Cheese Muffins

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Apple-Cream Cheese Muffins
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 15
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Mmmm….moist homemade muffins with a streusel topping! Need we say more?
Updated Jun 24, 2010

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
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    For a pretty presentation, serve the muffins on a pedestal plate.
  • tip 2
    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

240 Calories, 13g Total Fat, 3g Protein, 28g Total Carbohydrate, 15g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Muffin
Calories
240
Calories from Fat
120
Total Fat
13g
20%
Saturated Fat
3g
16%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Sodium
150mg
6%
Potassium
90mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
28g
9%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
15g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
8%
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 Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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