Cream Cheese Filled Crumb Muffins


Sooo, I’m in the middle of painting the entire exterior of my house right now.

WHY did I think this was a good idea two weeks ago when I first brought it up to my husband? GAH!

And of course we picked navy blue to go over top of the original beige….can you guess what this means? YUP. Two coats of paint.

Someone just kill me now.

Not only does my husband deserve a big fat gold star for working sun up to sun down, but I think I deserve something big and shiny for all the stuff I have to deal with while I’m painting the house. Like keeping the inside of the house livable. Or actually making dinner. Or still finding time to exercise. Or planning a little birthday party for my now 1-year old. Or picking up immunization records for my almost Kindergartner. Or doing the ‘work’ side of the blog. {Gross paperwork and taxes}

Yeah. Someone give me a medal…cough cough Gordon.

Usually he would read this post and see that last phrase, but odds are he’s still outside painting the house.

Sooooo yeah. Mother’s Day is coming up…maybe I’ll aim for that. MAYBE THE HOUSE WILL BE PAINTED BY THEN.

Someone stop the insanity that is my life.


ANYWAYS. Speaking of Mother’s Day, I’ve partnered with Fair Trade USA to celebrate both Moms and the delicious products we get from these sustainable farms from far away lands. {Learn more here.} For this recipe, I used light muscovado sugar {like brown sugar sort of} and coconut oil.


This recipe is pretty straight forward but has a lot of steps like make the muffin batter, make the cream cheese filling, make the crumble topping. Ok, three steps. That’s basically it.

Not gonna lie, I love me a good crumb muffin. Particularly one that happens to be filled with cream cheese.

Like so:
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HELLLLLLLO LOVAH!!!! If you like sweet, soft, creamy, crumbly muffins, then these are your ticket :) Everyone who has a Mom, take note! Make these for mother’s day!

I made these as part of a Moms Make a World of Difference Fair Trade brunch with some other bloggers. I’m actually going to be competing with them in a contest soon, so be on the lookout for that! I’ll need your wonderful votes to launch me to the top! Lol!

But in the mean time, here’s the printable recipe and scroll down for a fun little giveaway courtesy of my friends over at Fair Trade! {The crispy quinoa chocolate is my fave!} Have a great Wednesday, friends!

Cream Cheese Filled Crumb Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes


For the muffin:
1¼ cup cake flour
½ cup granulated sugar
¼ tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. salt
6 tbsp. coconut oil or butter
1 large egg
1 egg yolk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
⅓ cup sour cream

For the cream cheese filling:
6 oz. softened cream cheese
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

For the crumb topping:
2 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 1/2 tablespoons light brown sugar or muscovado sugar
¾ tsp. ground cinnamon
⅛ tsp. salt
5 tbsp. coconut oil, melted or butter
2/3 cup all purpose flour

powdered sugar for garnish {optional}


Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners and set aside.

For the crumb topping: whisk together sugars, cinnamon, and salt. Pour the coconut oil over top and using a wooden spoon, mix until incorporated. Then add the flour and mix until combined. Set aside.

For the muffin batter: in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt on low speed to combine. With mixer at low speed, add coconut oil one tablespoon at a time; continue beating until mixture resembles moist crumbs, with no visible lumps of coconut oil, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir the egg, egg yolk, vanilla extract and sour cream and mix until all has been incorporated and batter is light and fluffy.

For the cream cheese filling: whip all ingredients together until smooth.

To make the muffins: scoop about 2 tablespoons of muffin batter into each prepared muffin tin. Divide cream cheese filling between each muffin cup and top with more muffin batter. Crumble the topping over each muffin as well. These should look really full!

Bake 20-22 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean once inserted. Dust with powdered sugar. Serve warm or cool to room temperature.

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98 Responses to “Cream Cheese Filled Crumb Muffins”

  1. #
    Julie Knudsen — April 29, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    Ooo these look delicious! I’m allergic to cinnamon, so any suggestions on what I could replace that with??:)


    • Andrea — April 30th, 2014 @ 6:35 am

      Maybe nutmeg?


  2. #
    cathy claus — April 30, 2014 at 12:19 am

    These look delish! Would love all of those products!


  3. #
    Felicia Reevers — April 30, 2014 at 1:18 am

    My three adult children and my mom all live in other states, so my hubby is taking me out to dinner for Mother’s Day. Looking forward to trying these amazing muffins.


  4. #
    beth chernick — April 30, 2014 at 2:32 am

    family over for a clam bake!!!


  5. #
    Shannon @ Bake.Frost.Repeat — April 30, 2014 at 4:03 am

    These look INSANE!! I’m going to be daydreaming about them all day!! I’m getting stuff together for a kindergartener in the fall too. It’s crazy. I’m happy, sad, excited, nervous, proud, and about a dozen other emotions. Now I’m definitely going to need these muffins :) :)


  6. #
    jenna k — April 30, 2014 at 4:07 am

    I’m taking my mom to a brunch cooking class!


  7. #
    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — April 30, 2014 at 4:46 am

    Good luck with all that painting! I loathe it. Love a good crumble muffin.


  8. #
    Charlee — April 30, 2014 at 4:51 am

    My daughter has a round robin softball tournament. So, that’s where I will be. That’s a perfect Mother’s Day for me… A day spent with my family :)


  9. #
    Heidi — April 30, 2014 at 4:52 am

    I am probably working. Womp womp.


  10. #
    Lauren G. — April 30, 2014 at 5:03 am

    I will be taking my mom and two mother-in-laws out for lunch or dinner.


  11. #
    Amanda Buccieri — April 30, 2014 at 5:34 am

    A massage!


  12. #
    Janice — April 30, 2014 at 5:55 am

    As soon as I saw the picture of the Crumb Muffin, I knew I had to make it. There will be some baking shenanigans in my house this weekend!

    I will be taking my mom out to eat for Mother’s Day. Which means I should be looking up some restaurants we haven’t been to…


  13. #
    katie martin — April 30, 2014 at 5:55 am

    Spending time with family. Hopefully not cooking but we will see.


  14. #
    SandyN — April 30, 2014 at 6:15 am

    Spending it with my kids, husband, and parents. :)


  15. #
    melissa herrmann — April 30, 2014 at 6:17 am

    I spend it with my parents at a Mother’s Day celebration with some of the rest of the family.


  16. #
    Kristin — April 30, 2014 at 6:18 am

    Spending the day with my mom and fam, having a BBQ.


  17. #
    Christina W. — April 30, 2014 at 6:27 am

    Not sure on plans yet. Life is a little up in the air waiting on a job offer for hubby to come through while his current jib is a crazy work schedule.


  18. #
    Bec — April 30, 2014 at 6:33 am

    Going to take my mom out for a nice brunch! :)


  19. #
    Haley @Cupcakes and Sunshine — April 30, 2014 at 6:35 am

    I’m actually not too sure yet! Definitely going to be baking up some goodies though! :)


  20. #
    Andrea — April 30, 2014 at 6:36 am

    I’ll probably be baking up something for my mom. :)


  21. #
    Kim Henrichs — April 30, 2014 at 6:40 am

    YUM!! Taking a road trip…


  22. #
    Matt Robinson — April 30, 2014 at 6:40 am

    These sound and look incredibly good right now, amazing! Can’t wait to try these soon. Thanks!


  23. #
    Margie Hinsdale — April 30, 2014 at 6:41 am

    Brunch with my kids/ hubby and my mom at home. I’ll be making some baked blueberry oatmeal and we’ll have bagels too.


  24. #
    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — April 30, 2014 at 6:42 am

    Oh you SOOOO deserve these muffins. We are talking painting projects, so I better keep these handy (especiallllly the crumbly tops. Yum!). Such a neat collaboration with FairTrade USA too!


  25. #
    Matt Robinson — April 30, 2014 at 6:42 am

    We love crumb muffins here and the fact that they are filled with cream cheese? Well that just seals the deal. Love these so much, thanks!


  26. #
    Jesse — April 30, 2014 at 6:47 am

    I’m moving that weekend! But I will still celebrate with my mom and make her something sweet. These would definitely fit the bill :)


  27. #
    Sarah S. — April 30, 2014 at 6:56 am

    With three kids 5 and under, I’m hoping to sleep in for a change. :)


  28. #
    Rachel — April 30, 2014 at 7:08 am

    Having brunch at my parents’ house.


  29. #
    Laurie G — April 30, 2014 at 7:37 am

    Since my mom and mom-in-law are both passed on I have invited a lady from church to take to lunch.


  30. #
    Nadia — April 30, 2014 at 7:53 am

    Hopefully getting spoiled!


  31. #
    Lauralee — April 30, 2014 at 7:54 am

    Just spending a nice quiet day with my family… unless they have something planned I don’t know about.


  32. #
    Shellie — April 30, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Love you blog, hence your recipes! Will be trying this one soon. <3


  33. #
    Liz — April 30, 2014 at 8:03 am

    These look DEE-VINE! I’m going to be spending the day with my 2 guys and then dinner with the family.


  34. #
    Lori Thomas — April 30, 2014 at 8:06 am

    My plan now is to make these. YUM!!


  35. #
    Bianca @ Sweet Dreaming — April 30, 2014 at 8:54 am

    go home (currently in med school) and spent it wtih my mom – it’s also her birthday may 11!


  36. #
    Mary W — April 30, 2014 at 9:15 am

    My mom lives across the country, so I’ll be doing my usual, borrowing someone’s mother 😉 And also calling my mom, of course!


  37. #
    Alissa — April 30, 2014 at 9:20 am

    I’ll most likely be making my mom a nice meal! She says she never wants gifts – just time with us kids and a treat or meal. She loves cream cheese things, so maybe these cupcakes! ^_^


  38. #
    Anne Stewart — April 30, 2014 at 9:22 am

    Hosting brunch for all of my moms and enjoying my little man :)


  39. #
    Brenda K — April 30, 2014 at 9:25 am

    I am going to be with my children and some of my grandchildren. Good times!!


  40. #
    Sandy Headtke — April 30, 2014 at 10:56 am

    My mother has passed away and I am not a mother. I will help the two boys of a single mom on the neighborhood plan a surprise dinner for their mom.


  41. #
    Katheryn — April 30, 2014 at 11:16 am

    I have to work, but I’m sure part of the day will be spent with my mom


  42. #
    kristi r — April 30, 2014 at 11:39 am

    No mothers day plans yet! We aren’t big planners


  43. #
    emily m — April 30, 2014 at 11:44 am

    We will be out of town for mother’s day, but the plan is to make sure we take some great pics and send a ‘wish you were here’ text. And then follow up with a phone call. =)


  44. #
    Jackie — April 30, 2014 at 11:50 am

    To go visit my sweet mom/gma and mother-in-law


  45. #
    Kristy F. — April 30, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    Spend it with my daughter :) I’m too far away to spend it with my own mom.


  46. #
    Olja — April 30, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    i will be making a sweet treat for my mom (probably some dark chocolate fudgy brownies), because she will insist on making the sunday lunch herself :)


  47. #
    Stephanie — April 30, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    I haven’t decided what we’re doing for mother’s day yet (gasp!), I’m thinking we may have all of the moms over and I’ll do dinner for everyone :)


  48. #
    AmyC — April 30, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    Camping! Summer is here!!


  49. #
    Kristi DuBay — April 30, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    A nice family dinner!


  50. #
    Deanna Peoples — April 30, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    Remembering my mom who passed when I was young.


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