Is it possible to be in love with a muffin? Well, then I'm guilty because these suckers interrupted my no sugar policy because they looked and smelled THAT good!!
How incredibly cute are they? Perfect and just in time for Valentine's Day. Surprise the honey buns in your life with a basket of these. They would be great anytime of day. I had mine for lunch with a second cup of coffee. The streusel topping adds just the right touch to every bite! They just scream "LOVE!!!!"
Look how moist and that cream cheese in the middle.....heaven!!
What you'll need + an egg, forgot the egg in the pic
STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE HEART MUFFINS
For the Muffins:
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup canola oil
1 large egg
1/3 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped fresh strawberries
4 oz cream cheese, softened
2 Tablespoons sugar
For the Streusel Topping:
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons light brown sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray your heart muffin tin with cooking spray or Line about 8 muffin cups with paper liners or spray with cooking spray as well.
In a medium bowl, sitr together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. In another bowl,
combine canola oil, egg, buttermilk, and vanilla together. Whisk until well combined. Incorporate the wet ingredients into flour mixture. Add slowly and gently stir, you don’t want to over mix. The batter will be thick. Carefully fold in the strawberries.
IN a small bowl, Make the cheesecake filling by stirring together the cream cheese and sugar Set aside.
To make the streusel topping. In a small bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, flour, brown sugar, and melted butter. Stir until moistened. Set aside.
Fill each muffin cup with about 1 heaping tablespoon of batter. You want the bottom of the muffin cup to be covered. Next, add equal portions of the cheesecake filling to each muffin cup. Cover the filling with the remaining batter. Sprinkle each muffin with the streusel.
Bake muffins for 18-20 minutes, or until muffins are golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean. Remove the muffins from the pan and let cool on a cooling rack.
Heart shaped food ROCKS!!!
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