Raspberry Cream Cheese Muffins

Sometimes for lunch I like to make muffins and serve them warm out of the oven with butter, sliced cheese and fruit. This is one of my favourite lunches, so I didn’t even think twice when I packed Cole a couple muffins for his daycare lunch, along with fruit and cheese. Well, did I ever get an earful from him after I picked him up from daycare that day. “Mommy. You gave me muffins for lunch. That is NOT lunch, that’s a SNACK.” What a silly mommy I am, what was I thinking packing a snack for lunch? Even if muffins don’t qualify as lunch to Cole, I still love them that way. These raspberry cream cheese muffins are delicious any time of day or night. Cole may not have liked them as lunch but he ate several of them for a snack and so did Bennett. They certainly disappeared very quickly in our house.

Raspberry Cream Cheese Muffins
1/2 cup light cream cheese, softened
3 tbsp butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
1 egg white
1/4 cup milk or buttermilk
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries

Preheat oven to 375F. In a large bowl, beat together cream cheese and butter. Add sugar and beat until fluffy. Add vanilla, egg whites, egg and milk then beat until well combined.
In another bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add to wet batter and stir just until combined. Gently fold in raspberries. Spoon batter into 12 greased or lined muffin cups. Bake for 20-22 minutes.


Comments

Raspberry Cream Cheese Muffins — 8 Comments

  1. I spontaneously made these, this morning, with blueberries cuz’ that’s what I had. They were super fast and simple to make and a nice treat. Not too sweet, and I used half ww and half ap flour, and also added some orange flavoring which was a nice touch. Kind of a dense cakey texture which the 4 year-old liked a lot. Next time I think I would add some oats for texture… Will definitely make again.

  2. Thanks for the comment naidre, I always like to hear how my recipes turn out when others make them. I love the idea of orange flavour, I bet that’s delicious.

  3. Oh Megan! These are delicious! I didn’t have raspberries, so I used strawberries. Love the cream cheese and buttermilk. Next time, like the poster above, I will add a bit of oats for texture, and will experiment with different berries. This one is a keeper!

    Christie (Pipeli @ WB)

  4. I also made these and my girls absolutely loved these. I decided to through in a handful or two of the choco chipits and they turned out very good too. Definitely a keeper. Thank You for posting this!! Also, I made these as an after school snack and they enjoyed it with some chocolate milk!

    Carmen

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