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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.

5 from 1 vote

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 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 45 mins


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. Jean

    My daughter and I had breakfast at a cute little restaurant in the middle of nowhere in Connecticut the other day. For our first course we shared a muffin. Our first choice was Cheese crumble but they were all out, so I had to look for a recipe. I have the ingredients. I will give them a try..

  2. Kitty

    5 stars
    I just made these last night. They were delicious!!! I will definitely make them again but I’m going to swirl the cream cheese around the batter after putting it in next time. 😍

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  4. Marilyn Brennan

    Just made these today for my music teachers’ meeting and they were a hit! I was able to share your site with four more people. Thank you! It’s a win-win.

  5. Rachel

    I absolutely love these muffins! I have made them a couple times already! Have you ever tried to bake it as a cake? I’m thinking about trying it that way but I’m not sure what size pan to use. I think I will have to double the muffin batter to have enough to make 2 layers of it with cream cheese in middle.

  6. Laura P.

    Will be spending Mother’s Day with my in-laws to celebrate Mother’s Day and my mother-in-law’s birthday.

  7. Amy L

    No plans yet, but I know my husband and daughter will be cooking. We might go for a drive, stopping at a plant nursery or two. Mostly I’ll be relaxing.

  8. Martha Artyomenko

    Those look amazing! I am trying to avoid sugar right now and that picture just about sent me over the edge and into the kitchen! Maybe in a month or so! Saving the recipe!

    For Mother’s day, I am planning on helping my sister with a fundraiser, attending her ballet performance and hopefully not driving home on Mother’s day, 100 miles.

  9. Sally T.

    First let me say,that the recipe sounds so good.
    The plans for Mother’s day is most likely going to my
    daughters house for a bar-b-q.Pretty low key,but Mother’s
    day brunch is so crowded~much rather have quiet time at home
    and just enjoy a relaxing day.

  10. Lynn

    A peaceful relaxing day with mom, don’t know what my kids have planned yet 🙂
    Then leaving to spend a month with my daughter & her family as she
    delivers my 2nd granddaughter 🙂
    These crumbles will be a part of all the celebrating!! Is there anything better than a cream cheese crumble? ( Triple chocolate anything is a close 2nd)

  11. dhet

    i was looking for something to bake this morning. i saw this and made the muffins using coconut oil. they are soooo delicious.

  12. Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog

    Just commented, but I forgot to mention my mothers day plans…it is definitely celebrating my awesome mama by baking her a delicious cake!

  13. Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog

    These look super yummy…like super super need these for breakfast tomorrow yummy! Painting the outside of your house sounds so fun {not} lol…good luck girl!

  14. K.A. P-P

    i am planning to host brunch for mom (dad), aunt (uncle), myself (husband), this recipe was timely as i was wanting to add some crumb-topped pastry to the menu…thx for this recipe and the great giveaway of Fair Trade goodies..Happy Mother’s Day to you! 🙂

  15. Kim Porter

    I’ll be with my husband and daughter…and missing my Mom who lives a halfway across the country from me.

  16. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction

    Love that crumb! These sound incredible! I won’t be able to spend Mother’s Day with my mom this year, but I’ll definitely give a call and hopefully go out to eat with her later!

  17. Jackie

    Unfortunately my mother lives in another state so I don’t get to physically see her, but I am a pastry artist and her favorite pattern is leopard so I made her a leopard print cake and mailed it to her! WHEW, was a lot of work but she will be SO surprised!!

  18. leslie gagne

    Driving to Reno to visit my Mom. It will be nice to spend the day with her. I’m going to make a nice lunch for my parents. I think it will be a treat for the 3 of us.

  19. Annamaria @ Bakewell Junction

    I’m having my Mom and family over for dinner. Thanks for the giveaway.
    I love these muffins.
    Can’t believe the little guy is already a year old. He’s so cute.
    Good luck with the painting.

  20. Yvette Carpenter

    Sounds delish. I am going to make them. But for mothers day usually my boys come over and we BBQ but this year I am going to help my cousin in her store on Sunday.

  21. Cassie Hayes

    I just plan on spending time with my little girl that day and also making a keepsake hand and foot print. Love those things.

  22. Mary S

    I will probably celebrate my birthday and Mother’s day on Sunday the 11th, given my BD is the following Wednesday. I will either go to my daughter’s or she will come to my house. I do know I will make some crumb muffins to have for brunch, either here or there!! They sound absolutely divine!!

  23. Audrey Messer

    Hi; I’ve been a fan of Lauren’s for quite a long while, EVERYDAY have to check Her Blog. Such Awesome recipes, and so fun to hear about the little ones! Keep up the Good work Lauren I’ll be waiting for more exciting things to make. Also can’t wait to make these muffins!