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Raspberry-Cream Cheese Muffins

Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
Yield 2 dozen (serving size: 1 muffin)
Serve these muffins for breakfast and your family will be begging for more. We love the combination of cream cheese and tart raspberries.

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup (5 ounces) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts

Nutrition Information

  • calories 142
  • caloriesfromfat 32 %
  • fat 4.7 g
  • satfat 2.4 g
  • monofat 1.3 g
  • polyfat 0.7 g
  • protein 2.7 g
  • carbohydrate 22.6 g
  • fiber 1.1 g
  • cholesterol 19 mg
  • iron 0.7 mg
  • sodium 138 mg
  • calcium 31 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. Combine cream cheese and butter in a large bowl. Beat with a mixer at high speed until well blended. Add sugar; beat until fluffy. Add vanilla, egg whites, and egg; beat well.

  3. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. With mixer on low speed, add the flour mixture and buttermilk to cream cheese mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Gently fold in raspberries and walnuts.

  4. Place 24 foil cup liners in muffin cups. Spoon batter evenly into liners. Bake at 350° 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from pans; cool on a wire rack.