5.07.2012

Mini Strawberry and Cream Cheese Muffins


 
Looking for the perfect little muffin? These are your new best friend.
 
 I originally was going to make this recipe a little later this week, but I found my strawberries becoming a wee-bit impatient. Eh, no worries. In no time, they were thrown in the oven with their new cream-cheese suitor.

I love my mini-muffin pan. I originally bought it for my son's birthday party and have used it several times since. After seeing these muffins on Pinterest, I couldn't help but continue my strawberry-fetish (and good timing, they're in season!) by making them.

This recipe makes about 12 large muffins, so that's about 36 mini muffins worth. I actually did half and half - some small, some large. I loved popping the warm small muffins in my mouth! The warm, sweet, gooey strawberry was met perfectly with the creamy, tangy, cream cheese - all wrapped up in the moist muffin goodness. It's a winner, I must say. I just can't wait for Ryan to come home and try these. He loves anything with cream cheese!

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Mini Strawberry and Cream Cheese Muffins
recipe from lululu at home

Muffin Mixture:
2 C all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1 C whole milk
1/2 C unsalted butter, melted
1 t vanilla
2 large eggs, room temp, beaten
1 C fresh strawberries, chopped into small pieces

Cream Cheese Mixture: 
4 oz cream cheese, room temp
1/3 cup sugar
1 t vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

Using a small bowl, mix together cream cheese mixture ingredients until thoroughly combined. Set aside. 

In a big bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Set aside

In yet another bowl (medium, perhaps), whisk together milk, melted butter, vanilla, and eggs until incorporated. 

Using a spatula, mix the milk mixture into the flour mixture. Fold together until combined, and don't over-mix. 

Spoon the batter into prepared tins, filling them no more than 1/3 full. Scatter a few pieces of strawberry in each tin over batter. Spoon about a teaspoon of cream cheese mixture over the strawberries. Spoon about a tablespoon of muffin batter and then sprinkle strawberries over everything. Sounds crazy, but trust me.

Bake muffins for 25 minutes (if doing regular-sized muffins)
Bake muffins for 15 minutes (if doing mini-muffins)

Let muffins cool in pan for 10 minutes. 

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34 comments:

  1. They look delicious and irresistible...and I really hope I don't make any. lol

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    1. Maybe make them, eat a couple, and then share them :) That's what I do - it stops me from eating the entire pan by myself! Haha!

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  2. So delicious! I made cupcakes very similar to these last week. LOVE cream cheese and strawberry!

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    1. Isn't that combo just the best? I can see why you made them, too!

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  3. These sound amazing! I'm hosting a link party going on right now at www.thenymelrosefamily.blogspot.com.

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  4. Strawberry and cream cheese are a perfect combination! YUM!

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  5. Oooh....strawberries and cream cheese is a very yummy combination! I would LOVE to have you share this at my link party going on and even enter the giveaway! I am your newest GFC follower....would love to have you check out my site!

    http://www.pincushioncreations.com/2012/05/homemade-by-you-11-giveaway.html

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    1. I've linked up a few, thanks for the invite!

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  6. These look fantastic, I'm pinning it. Please let know if that is not ok with you. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. These look scrumptious! Going to have to try this. Met you at Pincushion Creations...
    New follower!
    ~Stepha
    stephanyhyder.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much Stephany! And new followers rock.

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  8. Those do sound great to pop in the mouth! I'd love for you to add it on my link party at: http://printabelle.com/?p=3188 Thanks!

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  9. Seriously drooling! You have to be kidding me! Pinning this now! Thanks for linking it up to Fantabulous Friday @ Little Becky Homecky!!

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  10. These look amazing! I think I pin everything you blog about! What a great blog you have.

    Megan

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  11. These look beautiful and I love cream cheese in muffins. thanks for sharing these and your other great recipes on foodie friday.

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    1. Heck yes, Diane! Thanks for hosting all the awesomeness, as always.

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  12. These look amazing!! I made (or tried) these a while back but they soooo didn't work out lol. I'm going to try again with your recipe cuz these just look too good. Pinning and New follower! Can't wait for more :)

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    1. Thanks so much! Hopefully these will work out - they're not too high maintenance, and smell amazing!

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  13. Definitely adding this to my Must-Make list! I will have to use gluten free flours but I think it's doable. Yum, thanks for sharing!

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    1. No problem at all - gluten free will definitely work.

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  14. These look so yummy and I have a ton of strawberries right now from picking strawberries with the family this weekend!

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    1. Perfect!! I'd definitely recommend this recipe, and the Fresh Strawberry Yogurt Cake, too :)

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  15. You're such a kindred spirit! You love to cook & I love to eat. Plus, we're both blonde. Please move to the house next door!

    Warmly, Michelle

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    1. Michelle, my love! You're such a sweetheart! I always end up with extra treats, so I take them over to neighbors/family. I have no idea where you live, but I'd totally share anything and everything I make! :) Thanks again for stopping by!

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  16. These look great and would be the hit of my next brunch!! Thanks for sharing and I am a new follower!
    I hope you have a great week!
    Michelle
    www.delicateconstruction.com

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    1. Thanks so much Michelle! Excited to have you!!

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  17. nice idea.. thanks for sharing.

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