Should I feel guilty that these remind me more of dessert instead of muffins? Nah, there's oatmeal in them, so it's healthy. These didn't rise quite as much as a regular muffin, but don't worry, they still taste delicious.
1 C. ground oatmeal (I used a stick blender)
1/2 C. flour
1/2 C. sugar
1/4 C. powdered sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/3 C. oil
1/2 C. milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 C. finely chopped strawberries
4 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
2 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. milk
Combine the dry ingredients first; the oatmeal, flour, sugars, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, oil, milk, and vanilla. Pour the wet mixture and the strawberries into the dry mixture and quickly stir together until combined. Try not to overmix. Scoop the batter into greased muffin tins - about two-thirds full. In a small bowl, blend together the cream cheese, 2 teaspoons sugar, and 1 teaspoon milk. It can be a little lumpy. Place a dollop of the cream cheese mixture on top of the each filled muffin cavity. Take a toothpick and drag it through each muffin to help create a swirl effect. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into the batter portion comes out clean (if you stick the cream cheese mixture, it will be runny). Cool and remove from the pan.
Hi, I'm Michelle and based in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. I love all things cooking and baking and would love to inspire you to create something of your own!