Sunday, April 17, 2011

Light Strawberry Cream Cheese Muffins

     Last week strawberries were on sale at the store, buy one pound, get one free. So when I saw this recipe, I thought this was the perfect time to try it! I found the recipe on A Whisk and a Prayer. These muffins are delicious! An added bonus: These tasty muffins are no more than 142 calories each!

Light Strawberry Cream Cheese Muffins
(Recipe from A Whisk and a Prayer


2/3 cups fat-free cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup butter, softened
1 1/4 cup sugar 
1 1/2 tsp vanilla 
2 egg whites 
1 egg 
2 cups flour 
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup reduced-fat buttermilk (I used 1% milk only because I forgot to buy buttermilk and it came out fine) 
2 cups fresh cut strawberries


1. Preheat oven to 350. 
2. Beat (with a mixer) cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add sugar and beat until fluffy. 
3. Add egg whites, egg and vanilla and mix thoroughly. 
4. In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients. 
5. Slowly add dry ingredients and milk/buttermilk to butter and cream cheese mixture. 
6. Fold in strawberries. 
7. Pour into 24 prepared muffin cups (use liners or spray with non-stick cooking spray). 
8. Bake for about 25 minutes, remove from pans, allow to cool on racks.

This recipe is linked to:
Muffin Mondays
So Sweet Sundays
Make a Food-e-Friend
Melt in your Mouth Mondays
This Week's Cravings
Iron Chef Challenge


  1. Mmmm! Strawberries are beginning to go on sale here, too, so I'll haveto try this recipe. Theylook great, and I LOVE that they are light!

    Thanks for sharing with So Sweet Sundays! :)

  2. Yummy! Please link up at Muffin Monday and share your delicious muffin recipe with our readers. Thanks!

  3. Your strawberry muffins look so good!
    Following you now from Melt in Your Mouth Monday. Would truly appreciate a follow back on Pinay In Texas Cooking Corner! :)
    Have a great week!

  4. Perfect Treat for Easter Morning! :-)

    Myself and 2 other great bloggers are hosting THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS and the theme this week is "EASTER COOKIES & TREATS" and I think this is a great recipe for that! We would love for you to stop on by and link up your recipe if you wish! Hope to see you there!!! :-)

  5. These look wonderful! =)
    I love muffins! Im following you from Melt in your Mouth Monday.

  6. These muffins look oh so tasty!!

  7. They look great, and you have to love the lower calorie count. Yum. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Those look really good. I really think you need to start sharing all this stuff with me because I'm probably not going to make it myself. :)

  9. Just stopping by from Melt in your Mouth Monday and I noticed your recipe calls for baking powder and I wanted to invite you to my Iron Chef Challenge as the themed ingredient this month is baking powder. Link up a recipe and you'll have a chance to win a prize. Hope you can join in the fun!!!

  10. i love muffins!
    thanks for this lighter option!