Blueberry Lemon Cream Cheese Muffins

Blueberry Lemon Cream Cheese Muffins are the perfect way to start (or end) your day! Delicately moist and bursting with flavor, these muffins are topped with a refreshingly tart lemon glaze that’s bound to make your mouth water.

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Blueberry Lemon Cream Cheese Muffins are the perfect way to start (or end) your day! An easy breakfast recipe that's sure to become a new favorite. Delicately moist and bursting with flavor, these muffins are topped with a refreshingly tart lemon glaze that's bound to make your mouth water. | MomOnTimeout.com | #IDelightIn10

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For the longest time I’ve enjoyed a break in the afternoon. It’s typically when I am TOTALLY run down from the events of the day and I need a quick rest before pressing on. My Nana used to take what she called “power naps” around two o’clock every day. They lasted anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes and she woke up completely refreshed and ready to roll. She also had more energy than most 20 year-olds. I frequently wish I had the energy that my Nana and Mom had. But I don’t. So I make do :)

While I’m totally incapable of falling asleep and then promptly waking up 10 minutes later, I can enjoy a quick “power rest”, a quick 10 minute break that gives me the energy and motivation to finish the day strong: helping with homework, getting dinner on the table, tidying up the house…all with a smile on my face. Whether I watch TV and zone, or turn on some music and read a magazine, these 10 minutes are kinda crucial for my sanity. Kinda, as in, 100% necessary.

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I’ve learned to make the most of my 10 minutes and it often starts with an iced mocha. Nope. Don’t got time to run to the nearest coffee shop, I pull this magic out of the fridge.  I have long been obsessed with International Delight. I love using their creamers in my morning coffee and they are awesome for adding flavor to a variety of recipes.

I’ve been enjoying their Mocha Iced Coffee forEVER. #addicted It’s less than $4 for a carton with 8 servings (6 if you’re Trish). You do the math – it’s a steal! And it’s every bit as good as what you’re going to get at your local coffee shop for $4, I say better.  I like to complete my coffee shop experience with a bakery style treat like these Blueberry Lemon Cream Cheese Muffins.

Blueberry Lemon Cream Cheese Muffins are the perfect way to start (or end) your day! An easy breakfast recipe that's sure to become a new favorite. Delicately moist and bursting with flavor, these muffins are topped with a refreshingly tart lemon glaze that's bound to make your mouth water. | MomOnTimeout.com | #IDelightIn10

I mean, how can you not feel special when your afternoon has a little bit of this goodness happening? Am I right?

I do it up right; colorful straws, whipped cream, some chocolate sprinkles…you get the idea. I go for a “better than” coffee shop experience. And I’ve nailed it today.

These muffins, in a word: GLORIOUS, and a big part of the reasoning I’m smiling during my power rest today. Packed to the brim with fresh blueberries and loaded with lemon flavor, these muffins are hard to resist. I topped them with a mouthwatering tart lemon glaze that is the perfect complement to the sweet blueberry muffin.

Blueberry Lemon Cream Cheese Muffins are the perfect way to start (or end) your day! An easy breakfast recipe that's sure to become a new favorite. Delicately moist and bursting with flavor, these muffins are topped with a refreshingly tart lemon glaze that's bound to make your mouth water. | MomOnTimeout.com | #IDelightIn10

I used a full pint of blueberries to ensure they were loaded with goodness. My secret weapon? Cream cheese. I  swear by this stuff. It makes EVERYTHING better – even muffins!

Perfectly light and airy and yet delicately moist, they are truly hard to resist.

Blueberry Lemon Cream Cheese Muffins are the perfect way to start (or end) your day! An easy breakfast recipe that's sure to become a new favorite. Delicately moist and bursting with flavor, these muffins are topped with a refreshingly tart lemon glaze that's bound to make your mouth water. | MomOnTimeout.com | #IDelightIn10

So that’s how I’m spending my 10 minutes of freedom today – how about you?

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Blueberry Lemon Cream Cheese Muffins are the perfect way to start (or end) your day! An easy breakfast recipe that's sure to become a new favorite. Delicately moist and bursting with flavor, these muffins are topped with a refreshingly tart lemon glaze that's bound to make your mouth water. | MomOnTimeout.com | #IDelightIn10

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Blueberry Lemon Cream Cheese Muffins
 
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Blueberry Lemon Cream Cheese Muffins are the perfect way to start (or end) your day! An easy breakfast recipe that's sure to become a new favorite. Delicately moist and bursting with flavor, these muffins are topped with a refreshingly tart lemon glaze that's bound to make your mouth water.
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 12 muffis
Ingredients
  • 4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp lemon zest
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ⅔ cup granulated sugar
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 pint fresh blueberries
Lemon Glaze
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F degrees.
  2. Line muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  3. Beat cream cheese and butter until smooth.
  4. Add lemon juice, lemon zest and vanilla and continue beating until combined.
  5. Add milk and eggs and beat until well blended.
  6. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl.
  7. Gradually add flour mixture to cream cheese mixture until combined.
  8. Fold in the blueberries.
  9. Scoop the batter into muffin tins until about ¾ full.
  10. Bake for 30 minutes or until just starting to turn golden brown.
  11. Let cool slightly.
Lemon Glaze
  1. Whisk together powdered sugar, lemon juice and lemon zest. Add additional powdered sugar to thicken or additional lemon juice to thin.
  2. Drizzle over the top of muffins.
Notes

Blueberry Lemon Cream Cheese Muffins are the perfect way to start (or end) your day! An easy breakfast recipe that's sure to become a new favorite. Delicately moist and bursting with flavor, these muffins are topped with a refreshingly tart lemon glaze that's bound to make your mouth water. | MomOnTimeout.com | #IDelightIn10

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Comments

  1. Thank you Trish for the nice recipe.

  2. These are fantastic Trish!! OMG.
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  3. I have this glorious 20-minute window between when I get home from work and my kids get home from school. It’s my snack time with Netflix on the side! I need that 20 minutes. Your nana probably had all that energy from those power naps. Power naps are amazing.
    So are these muffins! They look seriously perfect. A great candidate for my 20-minute me time!
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  4. These muffins are seriously straight out of a bakery. They are beyond perfect!!
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  5. These look fantastic! Looking to make some muffins this weekend for the upcoming work week etc… Always great to have these delicious treats on hand.
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  6. Your pictures are awesome, I love those muffin papers! I love a good blueberry muffin and this looks like a great one to try
    Sara recently posted..Lemon Sour Cream Waffles

  7. It really doesn’t get better than lemon blueberry muffins. I just got some gorgeous blueberries and lemons from the farmers market. If my kids don’t eat all of the blueberries first we are making these muffins this weekend!
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  8. I’m always on the lookout for new muffin recipes! I can’t wait to try this :)
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  9. Christina says:

    Thanks for the recipe. They look great. These will be perfect to use up the blueberries I bought.

  10. Lemon and blueberry is such an awesome combination!
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  11. Those look like my kind of muffins. The cream cheese probably makes this so soft and flavorful.
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  12. These muffins look dreamy!! Better than any bakery I know! I love power rest too!! At 3:30 every day I have to take a break for a few minutes or I will drop by 6:30 from all the running around. That ice coffee would be the perfect rest companion. :)
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  13. Love blueberry muffins, these look scrumptious! :)

  14. These are completely gorgeous, Trish!! I would eat them uppp.
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  15. Blueberry Lemon Cream Cheese Muffins looks delicious, thanks for the recipe Trish. I’m going to try at home for this summer vacation, bet kids will love it.

  16. These look delish! Blueberry and lemon are a match made in heaven!

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    I would greatly appreciate it if you would check it out!
    Thanks so much!
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  17. Christina says:

    Thanks for the great recipe. I made these last night without the icing. Very good, especially warm from the oven. ;)

  18. congrats trish, you are 2 for 2 on recipes i’ve tried from your site.
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  19. Made these earlier, TOTALLY forgot the sugar, and they’re still good! I’ll probably make some honey butter to slather on them. I used gf flour and homemade almond milk.

  20. Thanks for these great recipes!

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