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Cream Cheese Filled Crumb Muffins

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Cream Cheese Filled Crumb Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins Prep Time: 25 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

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}

Directions:

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 Comments

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

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

      Maybe nutmeg?

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  2. These look delish! Would love all of those products!

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  3. 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.

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  4. family over for a clam bake!!!

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  5. 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 :) :)

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

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  7. 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 :)

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  8. I am probably working. Womp womp.

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

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  10. A massage!

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  11. 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…

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

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

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

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

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  16. 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.

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

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

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  19. YUM!! Taking a road trip…

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

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

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  22. 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!

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  23. 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!

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

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

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  26. Having brunch at my parents’ house.

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

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  28. Hopefully getting spoiled!

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

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

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

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  32. My plan now is to make these. YUM!!

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

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  34. 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! ^_^

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

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

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  37. 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.

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

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

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  40. 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. =)

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

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

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  43. 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 :)

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  44. 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 :)

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  45. Camping! Summer is here!!

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  46. A nice family dinner!

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  47. Remembering my mom who passed when I was young.

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