Cranberry Cream Cheese Muffins Recipe
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Cranberry Cream Cheese Muffins Recipe

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The sweet creamy filling in these cranberry muffins makes them popular at my house. The tender treats also have a crispy sugar topping that is bound to be a hit. -Sharon Hartman, Twin Falls, Idaho
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:12 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 4 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1 package (15.6 ounces) cranberry-orange quick bread mix
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 egg

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 272 calories, 14 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 210 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and 2 tablespoons sugar until smooth; set aside. Place the bread mix in another bowl. Combine the milk, oil and egg; stir into bread mix just until moistened.
  2. Fill paper-lined muffin cups one-fourth full with batter. Place 2 teaspoons cream cheese mixture in the center of each; top with remaining batter. Sprinkle with remaining sugar.
  3. Bake at 400° for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Cranberry Cream Cheese Muffins in Quick Cooking September/October 2002, p27

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Reviewed Aug. 4, 2011

"These muffins are fabulous! I've been making them for years and I get asked for the recipe every time someone new tries them. The only problem now, is that I'm starting to have a hard time finding the quick bread mix."

Reviewed Dec. 26, 2010

"am looking for recipes that are homemade, not box made, plus canola oil should be substituted for coconut oil, much healthier."

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