Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins are blueberry muffins baked with cream cheese filling inside to kick your blueberry muffins up a notch! If you love blueberry muffins, be sure to try my Blueberry Pie Muffins or Blueberry Muffins made with Sourdough Starter.

Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins

Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins

These muffins may look like traditional blueberry muffins, but once you take a bite, you will get that yummy cream cheese center. The filling is piped into the muffin batter and baked into a moist and delicious blueberry muffin. It’s a delicious morning treat with a cup of coffee or a tasty mid-day snack. I also have Double Blueberry Muffins you will love!

Can I Use Frozen Blueberries?

I prefer fresh blueberries. If you do add frozen blueberries, coat them in flour before adding them to the batter. This will help keep the blueberries from turning the batter completely blue.

Adding Cream Cheese to Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins

Tips for Perfect Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins

This recipe makes 12 muffins and yes, it can be doubled easily.

If you would like to use a different fruit you definitely can, just try to make sure the fruit is cut to approximately the same size as blueberries.

I used a standard-size muffin tin, but you can use a larger or smaller one. Be sure to adjust your baking time accordingly. If it is a smaller size pan, it is less baking time. If it is a jumbo-sized muffin pan, a longer baking time is needed.

Hand Holding Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins

How to Store Muffins

There are a few ways to properly store muffins.

  • Room Temperature: Because they are best enjoyed at room temperature, this is usually the recommended way to storing. I use a larger sealable plastic bag or an airtight container to store the muffins in a single layer. Some folks recommend adding a piece of paper towel to the bottom so that it will soak up any condensation. If your muffins are properly cooled before storing, this may not be necessary. However, if I am using an airtight container, I will often add a piece of bread to the container, torn in half, and fit in between the muffins. The bread will soak up moisture as well. Best enjoyed within 2-3 days.
  • Refrigerator: These muffins have cream cheese in them so folks will naturally want to refrigerate, which is the right thing to do in this case. (Refrigeration, in general, dries out baked goods faster so a typical muffin recipe shouldn’t be refrigerated.) Place in a sealable plastic bag or airtight container and then place into the refrigerator. They should keep for up to 5 days. To reheat, remove from refrigerator pop into the microwave for 10 seconds or just allow muffin to come to room temperature naturally, about 15 minutes.
  • Freezer: Place cooled muffins into a freezer-safe sealable plastic bag or a freezer-safe airtight container and pack as closely as possible without crushing. Remove as much air as possible. Label with date and recipe name.

How to Reheat Frozen Muffins

When ready to enjoy, first, remove the muffins from the freezer. Allow them to come to room temperature overnight in the refrigerator or on the counter for a couple of hours.

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4.64 from 11 votes

Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins are blueberry muffins baked with a cream cheese filling inside to kick up your blueberry muffins a notch!


Cream Cheese Filling

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup (50g) granulated sugar

Blueberry Muffins

  • 2 cups (250g) all-purpose flour
  • cup (67g) granulated sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, room temperature and beaten
  • ¾ cup (184g) milk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 pint blueberries


  • Preheat oven to 350°F and prepare a muffin tin with muffin liners.

Cream Cheese Filling

  • In a medium bowl, mix together cream cheese and sugar with a handheld mixer. Set aside as you prepare the muffin batter.

Blueberry Muffins

  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt until well blended.
  • In a separate bowl, add the beaten egg, milk, and oil. Mix well. Pour into the flour mixture, and stir until moistened. Gently fold in the blueberries.


  • Fill muffin cups about half full of the muffin batter. Pipe in about a tablespoon of the cream cheese filling into the batter-filled cups. Top with more batter until each muffin cup is about ¾ full.
  • Bake 30 to 35 minutes. Muffins are done when an inserted toothpick is removed with a few crumbs, but not wet batter.

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Reader Comments

    1. Hi, Laura! I work with iambaker and am happy to help with questions. We have not used a sugar substitute in the muffins, so I can’t speak for its effectiveness. Let us know if you try it and how the muffins turn out. Have a great day!

    1. Hi, Karen! I work with iambaker and am happy to help with questions. This recipe makes 12 muffins. Have a wonderful day!

    1. Hi, Cherie! I work with iambaker and am happy to help with questions. If you add frozen blueberries, coat them in flour before adding them to the batter. This will help keep the blueberries from sinking to the bottom of the batter and turning the batter completely blue. I hope this helps, and have a great day!

  1. I made these today with spelt flour and frozen blueberries. They were a hit! Even my picky husband loves them. Thanks for sharing!

  2. These muffins were terrific! We actually have a blueberry bush/tree that produce’s so many blueberries I share some with friends & neighbors. I would like to know if this recipe could be baked as a bread. Thank you for sharing with us

  3. I love these muffins. The cream cheese takes the flavors to an all new CD level. I added a crumbly topping also. 5 stars from me

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