The cream cheese surprise inside these Berry Cheesecake Muffins makes them completely irresistible!
I’ve been baking more and more quick breads and muffins lately. They just seem to be fitting our cravings these days more than usual. And what better ingredient for muffins than berries? I have plenty of berry muffin recipes, but there’s one thing that makes these Berry Cheesecake Muffins stand out. Cream cheese!
The muffin itself is a simple one made with basic baking ingredients and a variety of berries. Choose your favorite mix of berries, or just pick one if you like. I prefer a mixture of blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries, but most any combination will be delicious!
Tucked inside those berry-studded muffins is a dollop of sweetened cream cheese that elevates them into drool-worthy status. That bite of cheesecake inside is just such a great complement to all of those sweet berries! There’s not a lot of color contrast in the filling and the muffins, so it won’t stand out very prominently. But that also makes it a bit more of a surprise!
And for good measure, there’s a simple crumb topping on these muffins, too. I adore all things cinnamon, so I like to add a little ground cinnamon to the crumb. The flavor it adds to this little muffin party is just so good. Try using ground ginger for something a little different.
You’ll find that making these muffins is a bit more involved than making a basic muffin. Each separate component is easy to make, but it still adds up to some extra prep time. But after just one bite, you’ll know it was 100% worth the effort.
These Berry Cheesecake Muffins are a great way to take some leftover berries and turn them into a wonderfully delicious muffin to enjoy for a sweet breakfast treat or just for those times you’re craving a sweet snack.