Blueberry Muffins with Granola Topping for Cheesecake Fans!

These Blueberry Muffins Taste Like Blueberry Cheesecake!

Do you ever daydream about the perfect muffin?

Ok, maybe that’s just me.

blueberry muffins ready to eat

I love to create new recipes that create “oohs” and “aahs” from my family.

These blueberry cheesecake muffins with granola topping have just done that!

Plus, they make the perfect teacher or neighbor gift — gotta love that!

Muffins are something that are near and dear to my heart, so of course I keep tweaking my recipes to make them even more moist.

And of course, I always strive to create the perfect blend of sweet and tartness!

My husband, on the other hand, is a HUGE cheesecake fan.

I have made several versions of cheesecake just for him, but I thought a blueberry cheesecake muffin would be the perfect match for our family.

Muffin and cheesecake lovers will agree on this amazing recipe that’s not a lot of work to whip up!

I LOVE how these blueberry muffins make my entire house smell in the morning!

But, if you don’t like to get up early and bake, there’s still good news!

These muffins are perfect for baking the day or night before and then quickly serving them for breakfast, or enjoying them on-the-go.

I also love snagging one from the fridge for a sweet treat in the afternoon.

If you’re not a muffin specialist, here’s a few sneaky tips to amazing muffins.

Tips for Amazing Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry Muffin Tip#1: Don’t overheat the batter.

I know you want to do a good job on these gorgeous muffins, but sometimes you just need to follow the directions, and not go above and beyond the call of duty.

When the directions on muffin recipes say mix until just blended, do just that.

Don’t continue mixing for 5 or 10 minutes.

Blueberry Muffin Tip#2: Keep it moist.

The secret to a moist muffin is using the right amount of oil or butter.

Do not skimp on this ingredient, but don’t use too much either!

Blueberry Muffin Tip#3: Be gentle with the extra ingredients.

Chocolate chips, blueberries or nuts should always be stirred in gently and patiently.

Just a few stirs will do.

Blueberry Muffin Tip #4: Don’t over-bake!

For years my cakes and muffins were dry.

I asked a friend who made some amazing cakes and she told me to pull the cakes out of the oven before I thought they were completely done because they would continue to bake in the pan.

Keep an eye on your baked goods, but take them out of the oven before they reach a rich golden brown.

I go for the lighter golden brown to keep in all that yummy moisture!

How to Freeze Blueberry Cheesecake Muffins

Step 1: Allow Muffins to Cool Completely

If you freeze hot muffins, your muffins will end up less soft and fluffy!

If you want to freeze the muffin batter, pour the batter into a muffin tin lined with cupcake liners.

Step 2: Freeze Blueberry Muffins in a Single Layer

Once the blueberry cheesecake muffins have cooled, place them in single layer on a baking sheet.

Flash freeze muffins for 30 minutes.

Step 3: Place Blueberry Muffins in a Freezer Bag

Place flash frozen muffins in airtight freezer bags.

Squeeze out any air. 

Place your freezer bag into another freezer bag and repeat for all muffins.

Freeze for up to three months.

Ingredients Needed for Blueberry Muffins

Softened Butter

Please use REAL butter!

It makes a huge difference in the flavor!

Sugar

Try to measure this as accurately as possible.

Fresh Blueberries

Be gentle with fresh blueberries!

prepping blueberries for muffins

Cinnamon

Creates the perfect flavor in the granola topping!

Honey

This is perfect for sweetening the granola!

Cream Cheese

For the cheesecake lovers!

softening the cream cheese for the blueberry muffins

Granola

Choose your favorite granola from the store or make your own!

More Muffin Recipes to Try!

Cranberry Cheesecake Muffins

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

Peanut Butter Granola Muffins

Ready to Try to Bake a Batch or Two of These Blueberry Muffins?

Recipe is below!

blueberry muffin recipe

Blueberry Cheesecake Muffins with Granola Topping

Gorgeous blueberry cheesecake muffins are the perfect excuse to eat cheesecake for breakfast! Mmmm!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 muffins

Ingredients
  

  • 1/3 cup softened butter
  • 1 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs separated
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries, rinsed and patted dry
  • 1 1/2 cups your favorite granola
  • 1/4 cup honey

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In large bowl, cream butter and one cup sugar until light and fluffy. Add two eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in milk.
  • In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and cinnamon; add to creamed mixture just until moistened.
  • Fill 16 greased or paper-lined muffin cups one-fourth full.
  • For filling, in another bowl, beat cream cheese, 1/3 cup sugar and one egg until smooth.
  • Fold in blueberries.
  • Add a tablespoon of cheesecake into the center of each muffin before baking.
  • Stir granola into 1/4 cup of honey until completely incorporated.
  • Spoon one teaspoon of granola mixture on top of each muffin and gently press the granola into the muffin.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes.
  • Let muffins cool for about 10 minutes before removing from muffin pans.

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