Cream Cheese Muffins with Streusel Topping

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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.


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.

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Cream Cheese Muffins with Streusel Topping

If you like sweet, soft, creamy, crumbly muffins, these cream cheese muffins topped with streusel, are for you!
servings 12 muffins
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


For the muffin:

For the cream cheese filling:

For the crumb topping:


  • 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.


Calories: 324kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 154mg | Potassium: 58mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 274IU | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cream cheese muffins

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  1. Stephanie

    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 🙂

  2. Olja

    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 🙂

  3. emily m

    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. =)

  4. Sandy Headtke

    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.

  5. Alissa

    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! ^_^

  6. Mary W

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

  7. Jesse

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

  8. Matt Robinson

    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!

  9. Erin | The Law Student's Wife

    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!

  10. Margie Hinsdale

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

  11. Christina W.

    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.

  12. Janice

    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. Charlee

    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 🙂

  14. Shannon @ Bake.Frost.Repeat

    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 🙂 🙂

  15. Felicia Reevers

    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.