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Strawberry Muffins

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Ingredients
For Cream Cheese Filling
4 ounces – Cream cheese
1/3 cup – Sugar
1/2 – Egg (about 2 Tbsp. beaten)
1/4 Tsp – Vanilla extract
For Streusel Topping
1/4 cup – All purpose flour
1/4 cup – Sugar
1/2 Tsp – Ground cinnamon
2 Tbsp – Firm unsalted butter

For Muffins
1 Cup – Whole milk
1/4 Cup – Oil
1 – Egg
2 cup – All purpose flour
1/2 cup – Sugar
2 Tsp – Baking powder
1/2 Tsp – Salt

2 cups – Strawberries, cut into small pieces

Directions

Cream cheese filling
Beat the Cream cheese, sugar, egg and Vanilla in a small bowl and mix until smooth, set aside.
Streusel topping
Combine the flour, sugar and Cinnamon in a small bowl and cut in the butter until the mixture looks like coarse crumbs; set aside
Muffins
Preheat the oven to 400 F
Whisk together the milk, oil, egg and sugar.
Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt and stir into the milk mixture. Be careful not to over mix (the batter will be slightly lumpy)
Spoon a tablespoon of the muffin batter into each cup
Add a sprinkle of the Strawberry pieces
Add a tablespoon of the Cream cheese filling,
Add another tablespoon of the muffin batter followed by another sprinkle of the Strawberry pieces and on top a final sprinkle of the Streusel topping.
Bake for 23-25 minutes (at 400F), let cool in pan for about 10 minutes and serve slightly warm.

Notes and Tips
Serving them slightly warm is the best

If not all used muffin need refrigeration

Yields 12 muffins

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