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Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins

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These blueberry cream cheese muffins are probably the BEST muffins I’ve ever had, no joke! Soft and fluffy blueberry muffins topped with streusel and stuffed with a sweet cream cheese filling. The only blueberry muffins recipe you will ever need!

Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins - this is the PERFECT blueberry muffin recipe. Easy, soft and fluffy, and full of juicy blueberries and cream cheese filling!

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Before we talk about my favorite new blueberry muffins, let ‘s talk about my favorite new movie. Have you seen Chasing Mavericks? We just watched it last weekend. It’s even a great family movie (for kids 10+). It wasn’t scary, it had thrills, and most of all, it had a great message: if you work hard enough, you can reach your dreams. It also made me homesick.

Mavericks is a place, or, rather, a thing. It’s an area of coastline near Half Moon Bay, California where the crazy surfers go in the winter. There are super high waves that only really good (read: insane) surfers can ride. They have competitions there, normally in January, when the surf is the highest.

For those of us that don’t surf, it’s also a place called Ross’ Cove. I grew up about 30 minutes from Half Moon Bay and Ross’ Cove is where every teenage goes to party in high school. Beach bonfires, music, the works. At a few places in the movie they show the beach and the path down the cliff you have to walk if you park illegally (which you have to do if you’re, you know, partying on a beach at midnight when you’re 16). Watching it brought back floods of memories.

When Mel and I started dating, Half Moon Bay and nearby Montara mountain were our favorite weekend spots. We hiked all over the place, including out to the cove to watch the surfers one January. Just watching the flyovers in the movie made me long to live there again.

So, anyway, I might be biased, but it really was a good movie, if you’re looking for a good one. And if you’ve never seen guys surfing at Mavericks, check it out on youtube. It’s INSANE.

I’m not the surfer type (as I found out last summer), but I am totally the muffin-eating type. (Muffin-top type? TMI?)

Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins - easy blueberry muffins filled with cream cheese filling!

Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins

You guys, these blueberry cream cheese muffins. They’re THE BEST BLUEBERRY MUFFINS EVER. I’m serious. They’re fluffy, soft, moist, and they’re full of cream cheese (read: cheesecake) filling. AND they have streusel on top.

Pretty much, these muffins are top notch. They’re really the only muffin recipe you need. EVER. Except these. And these.

I think I’ve perfected the blueberry muffin recipe with these. Want to know my secrets? Of course you do.

Easy Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins - the best breakfast recipe!

I grew up eating blueberry muffins that my mom made, which I later turned into Fruity Pebble Muffins, but I like these better. (Sorry mom!) Last summer I made Lemon Crumb Muffins, which is a very similar recipe to this one. Those had lemon juice and sour cream to make them all soft and perfect. When I was thinking about how to turn them into the perfect blueberry muffin, I had an epiphany.

My mom’s banana bread recipe – to die for – is made with sour milk (basically, vinegar + milk). My favorite pound cake recipes are made with vinegar. Those Lemon Crumb muffins are made with lemon juice. And all of them have baking soda in them instead of baking powder. And all of them produce fluffy, delicious baked goods.

(Remember, red velvet is made with vinegar too!)

The moral of the story? Using baking soda and vinegar (or an acid, like lemon juice) makes the perfect reaction for moist, fluffy muffins with the perfect crumb. #lightbulbmoment

For these blueberry muffins, I left out the lemon juice and added vinegar instead. The result? Perfection.

Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins - this is the PERFECT blueberry muffins recipe. Easy, soft and fluffy, and full of juicy blueberries and cream cheese filling!

This blueberry cream cheese muffins recipe makes about 24 muffins. And even though it seems like there are a lot of steps, they’re really easy too.

How to Make Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins

First, make up your batter. You can use a hand mixer or a wooden spoon. Add two tablespoons of batter to each muffin liner, then fill it with a simple cream cheese mixture made of cream cheese and sugar. Then you top them with more batter and an easy streusel. You guys – this is the BEST streusel. Just like at a bakery! It’s sweet and crunchy and adds the perfect finish to the muffin.

Once they bake, you have the BEST blueberry muffins with a surprise inside. The best kind of surprise!

Enjoy!

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Servings: 24 muffins

Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
22 mins
Total Time:
38 mins
Easy Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins - the perfect recipe for blueberry muffins, filled with cream cheese and topped with streusel! The best breakfast muffins recipe!

Ingredients

Topping:

  • 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter — melted

Muffins:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup blueberries — wild or regular sized, fresh or frozen but defrosted and drained

Filling:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese — room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar

Instructions

  1. If you’re using frozen berries, make sure to let them defrost and drain well before adding them to the muffins.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line muffin pans with paper baking cups.
  3. Make the topping by stirring together all topping ingredients with a fork in a medium sized bowl. Set aside.
  4. Using a hand mixer, mix eggs with electric mixer about 1-2 minutes until thick and frothy. Mix in sugar and oil, beat until creamy. Mix vanilla, vinegar, baking soda, and salt. Mix in sour cream then stir in flour using a wooden spoon. (Batter may be slightly lumpy.) Stir in blueberries.
  5. Make the cream cheese filling: stir (or use a hand mixer) together cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
  6. Fill muffin cups with about 2 tablespoons of muffin batter. Add about 1-2 teaspoons of cream cheese to the center of each muffin, then top with another 1 tablespoon of batter. Sprinkle the crumble evenly over the top of the muffins.
  7. Bake for 15-22 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean from the center of a muffin. Cool 5 minutes in pan then remove to a rack to cool completely.
  8. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze for up to one month.

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving (1 muffin) — Calories: 201, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 29mg, Sodium: 1322mg, Carbohydrates: 25g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 15g, Protein: 2g

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53 comments

  1. Do you need to refrigerate them, or can be left out?

  2. THANK YOU for the most wonderful muffin recipe I have ever tried! I had to make a second batch because I made the large muffins and they vanished! ( so did the second batch) OMG SOO WONDERFUL!

  3. I have made thses twice now and they were a hit both times. The first time I made them I felt they needed more cream cheese filling so I doubled that the second time and they came out perfect.

  4. Just wanted to say thanks for this recipe! It was the recipe I used to make for my son’s baked egg allergy challenge, which he passed last year, and I’ve made them at least half a dozen times since. They are the best!!

  5. I haven’t yet but it sounds amazing. Thank you

  6. Can you substitute Greek yogurt for the sour cream?

  7. WOW! These muffins are amazing. My family thought I bought the muffins from a bakery. Don’t think twice about making these muffins, you won’t regret it until they are all gone.

  8. I made these muffins this morning and they are delicious!  

  9. Made these using exact recipe. They are awesome and so good! Thank you!

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