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Irresistible Blueberry Cream Cheese Swirl Muffins with Crunchy Crumble: A Perfect Breakfast or Snack

Irresistible Blueberry Cream Cheese Swirl Muffins with Crunchy Crumble: A Perfect Breakfast or Snack

Discover the delicious blend of textures and flavors with these irresistible Blueberry Cream Cheese Swirl Muffins. Each muffin is light and bursting with fresh blueberries, complemented by a luscious swirl of cream cheese and topped with a crunchy crumble. These muffins make an ideal on-the-go breakfast or snack, offering a balance of sweetness and refreshing blueberry flavor. Easy to make and incredibly satisfying, they're sure to become a weeknight favorite.

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Why you'll love it: These muffins are the perfect combination of a soft, tender crumb, juicy blueberries, and a creamy, tangy swirl. The addition of a buttery crumble topping provides a delicious contrast to the soft muffin, making each bite an explosion of flavor and texture. They're not too sweet, making them a great choice for breakfast or a midday snack. The ease of preparation and rewarding deliciousness make this recipe a must-have for busy mornings or leisurely baking sessions.

Perfect occasion: Ideal for busy mornings, brunches or as a delicious snack throughout the day. These muffins are perfect for packing in lunch boxes, serving at casual get-togethers, or with a cup of coffee or tea. Their beautiful presentation and irresistible taste also make them a great choice for potlucks or bake sales.

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Decorating Tips: For an extra touch of elegance, sprinkle the cooled muffins with a light sprinkling of powdered sugar. Adding a few fresh blueberries before cooking can improve their visual appeal. You can also drizzle a simple lemon glaze over the muffins for added flavor and a glossy finish.

Ingredients:

For the crumble topping:

  • 45 g cold salted butter in cubes
  • 45g caster sugar
  • 30g brown sugar
  • 75 g all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

For the cream cheese swirl:

  • 225 g softened fresh cheese
  • 48g caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • Blueberry preserves or blueberry jam

For the muffin batter:

  • 120 ml of milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 113 g melted salted butter
  • 220 g caster sugar
  • 250 g all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 320 g fresh blueberries, mixed with 1 teaspoon lemon juice and 1 tablespoon flour

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the crumble topping:
    • In a medium bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, granulated sugar and brown sugar.
    • Add the cold butter and crumble it with your hands into the dry mixture until it resembles large crumbs. Put aside.
  2. Prepare the cream cheese swirl:
    • In a medium bowl, mix cream cheese, granulated sugar, flour, lemon juice and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy. Put aside.
  3. Prepare the muffin batter:
    • Preheat the oven to 425°F (218°C). Line a muffin tin with paper liners or lightly grease with cooking spray.
    • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the milk and eggs. Stir in the vanilla extract.
    • Gradually add the melted butter and granulated sugar, mixing until well combined.
    • Add the flour, baking powder and baking soda, folding gently until just combined.
    • Gently fold in the blueberries, taking care not to overmix the batter.
  4. Assemble the muffins:
    • Use an ice cream scoop to fill each muffin cup about 2/3 full.
    • Add a small spoonful of the cream cheese mixture over the dough in each cup. Add about 1 teaspoon of blueberry jam and use a toothpick or skewer to gently mix the cream cheese and preserves together.
    • Sprinkle generously with crumble on each muffin.
  5. Cook:
    • Bake at 425°F (218°C) for 13 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 360°F (182°C) and bake for an additional 14 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Cool and serve:
    • Let the muffins cool in the pan for 10 to 15 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Enjoy these delicious Blueberry Cream Cheese Swirled Muffins with their perfect blend of flavors and textures, making them a perfect treat any time of day!

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