Apple Cream Cheese Muffins Recipe

Apple Cream Cheese Recipe

Apple Cream Cheese

Preparation Time: 20 mins
Cooking Time: 20 mins
Servings:  12 Muffins

A creamy cheese filling is enjoyed with every bite.
Ingredients:

Muffin Batter:

  • 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/3 Cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Large Egg, Beaten
  • 1 Cup Milk (I Used Skim)
  • 1/2 Cup Light Olive OIl
  • 2 Cups Finely Chopped Peeled Apples

Filling:

  • 1 (8 Ounce) Package Light Cream Cheese (Not Fat Free)
  • 3 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon Orange Zest
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

Topping:

  • 1/4 Cup All-purpose Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • 1/4 Cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Grund Cinnamon
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1/3 Cup Chopped Walnuts

Procedure:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In one bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon and stir to mix.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, and olive oil.
  4. Stir the dry ingredients into the egg mixture just until moistened, then fold in the chopped apples.
  5. Fill lightly greased or paper filled muffin cups 3/4 full with the batter.
  6. In a small bowl, stir together the filling ingredients.
  7. Drop a tablespoon of the filling onto each muffin.
  8. Combine the topping ingredients in a bowl, and rub together with your fingers until crumbly.
  9. Sprinkle the topping over each muffin, and then bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the center is set when a cake tester is inserted.
  10. Cool for 5 to 10 minutes, then remove from the muffin tin.