Cream Cheese Apple Muffins

Cream Cheese Apple Muffins

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"'My husband likes to take these rich moist muffins to work, then warm them up in the microwave for his morning snack,' writes Marcia Hill of Byron Center, Michigan. 'Our three daughters love them, too. And your home smells wonderful while they're baking.'"
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  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, sugar, eggs, milk, butter, lemon juice and vanilla; beat until smooth. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; stir into cream cheese mixture just until moistened. Fold in apples and bran flakes.
  2. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over batter. Bake at 375 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.

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These were made as written with the exception of using 50/50 whole wheat and all purpose flours and canola oil for the butter. I used a different streusel topping as well. The first step is cont...

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This is a decent basic recipe. It leaves much to be desired though in flavor. I made the recipe to a tee, actually it makes more then 12, more like 16 large muffins. I suggest using self risi...

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These were made as written with the exception of using 50/50 whole wheat and all purpose flours and canola oil for the butter. I used a different streusel topping as well. The first step is cont...

I agree with the other reviewers who thought the muffins needed some spice. We added lots of cinnamon, some ginger and fresh nutmeg. We also added raisins and the muffins were quite tasty when...

This is a decent basic recipe. It leaves much to be desired though in flavor. I made the recipe to a tee, actually it makes more then 12, more like 16 large muffins. I suggest using self risi...

These were delicious! We used whole wheat flour and raisin bran instead of the bran flakes. Turned out great!

These are amazing muffins! It has been three days since I made them, and they are still chewy and soo tasky! For cinnamon lovers: try putting a teaspoon of cinnamon in the dry ingredients. Mm...

These turned out really well. I ended up using oatmeal instead of corn flakes and followed suggestions of using extra cinnamon in the batter as well.

It was seeing CC's photo of these, that made me just have to try them! The muffins are delicious, so light and moist and a gorgeous flavor. BUT I did make a few changes. Firstly I creamed t...

Loved these muffins. After reading some of the reviews, I opted to put the ingredients together differently than the recipe directed. I creamed the butter and cream cheese together with the su...

These muffins were SO moist and delicious! However, like most of the other reviewers, I cut the baking powder back to 1 tsp. and added a pinch of ginger, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, and 1/2 tsp. nutmeg. ...

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