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Cranberry Cream Cheese Muffins

 Cranberry Cream Cheese Muffins
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
12 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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.