Blueberry Cheesecake Muffins with Oatmeal Streusel

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Making good use of seasonal fruits and vegetables is the perfect way to keep your kitchen fresh year-round. The summer ushers in a season of sunshine and the freshest berries – including my favorite, blueberries! These Blueberry Cheesecake Muffins with Oatmeal Streusel are a healthy twist on a breakfast classic. They are packed with fresh blueberries and cottage cheese for a protein-filled breakfast option!

Blueberry Cheesecake Muffins with Oatmeal Streusel

Serves: 12 muffins

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup 2% cottage cheese
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1½ cups fresh blueberries

 

Streusel Topping

  • 2 tablespoons cold butter, diced
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup oats
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon

 

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Add muffin liners to 12 count muffin sheet.
  2. Blend cottage cheese and sugar in a blender.
  3. Add eggs, vanilla extract, and baking soda and blend until smooth.
  4. Add flour to cottage cheese mixture and mix just until incorporated.
  5. Fold in blueberries.
  6. In small bowl, combine ingredients for streusel topping to form a crumbly mixture.
  7. Pour batter evenly into muffin cups and top with streusel topping.
  8. Bake for 25 minutes until toothpick inserted in center of the muffin is clean.
  9. Allow to cool completely.

 

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Kristina LaRue, RD, CSSD is a registered dietitian and sports nutritionist for Tara Gidus Nutrition Consulting.

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