Cream Cheese and Green Apple Muffins are semi-sweet muffins
packed with cream cheese and green apple goodness.
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You'll love these soft, semi-sweet cream cheese and green apple muffins! They look so basic, but these little apple muffins are super moist and absolutely amazing!
Who doesn't love a muffin that's not overly sweet from time to time? Don't get me wrong, I love store-bought muffins, but sometimes they are just too sugar-filled and even topped with more sugar. That's not an issue with this recipe.
The blend of fresh apples and cream cheese creates a super moist muffin. The granny smith apples also add a great natural sweetness.
So lets get into this recipe so I can show you how it's done!
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- All-purpose flour
- Cream cheese - room temperature
- Granulated sugar
- Whole milk
- Melted butter
- Baking powder
- Baking soda
- Lemon juice
- Small granny smith apples
(Note: The full ingredient list is provided in the recipe card below.)
Steps to make the muffins:
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Grease your muffin pan and sit it to the side. Peel and dice the apples. The apples can also be peeled and shredded vs. diced.
Mix the lemon juice and apples and sit them to the side. In a large bowl, cream the sugar and butter together.
Add the eggs and cream cheese to the bowl and mix well. Add the milk and vanilla to the bowl and mix well.
Stir in the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix the ingredients together until the batter is creamy.
Fold the apples into the mixture. Then, add ⅓ c of the mix to each muffin section.
Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until the muffins are golden brown. Allow the muffins to completely cool before storing them.
These muffins are great for breakfast with a smear of butter and also great as an after-dinner dessert/snack.
When you are ready to eat them, enjoy them either at room temperature or heat them in the microwave for a few seconds.
This muffin recipe makes about 30 muffins so it would only be right to share with a friend or two!
Helpful Baking Tools
- Muffin Pan
- Box Grater
- Cooling Rack
- Batter Scoop
- Hand Mixer
- Oven Thermometer
- Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl
- Baker's Joy
- Measuring Cups
- Measuring Spoons
Frequently Asked Questions:
What makes the muffins light and fluffy?
Using room temperature ingredients and the addition of the cream cheese in the batter creates a light and fluffy muffin texture. These muffins are also super moist.
How should I store the muffins?
The muffins are best stored the muffins in an airtight container or ziplock bag on the counter.
How should I serve/eat the muffins?
The muffins can be eaten at room temperature or warmed for a few seconds in the microwave. They are great with a little butter spread on them as well. They are great for breakfast or even as just a snack.
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- 3 c all-purpose flour
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 1 ½- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 4 whole eggs
- 1 cup whole milk
- ½ c unsalted butter - melted
- 2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tsps vanilla
- 2 teaspoon lemon juice
- 3 small granny smith apples - peeled and chopped into small pieces
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease your muffin pan and sit it to the side.
- Peel and dice the apples. Mix in the lemon juice and sit to the side.
- In a large bowl, cream the sugar and butter together.
- Add the eggs and cream cheese mixing well.
- Add the milk and vanilla to the bowl mixing well.
- Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix until creamy.
- Fold apples into the mixture.
- Add ⅓ c of mix to each muffin section.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
Your ingredients say 3 tspn baking powder and 1 tspn baking soda. salt is not on the ingredients list. The baking soda is not mentioned in the directions, though salt is. Can you clarify? Is the baking soda a typo, and it should reall say 1tspn of salt?
Thanks for letting us know. We apologize for the error. It has been corrected. It should have said 3 tspns of baking powder, 1 tsp of baking soda and 1 tsp of salt.