Lemon Cheese Danish Muffins

14 Dec

I found this recipe in Marlene Koch’s 375 Sensational Splenda Recipes


4 ounces tub-style light cream cheese
4 tablespoons Splenda Granular
2 teaspoons 1% milk
1/8 teaspoon almond extract (I didn’t have almond so I used vanilla and it didn’t feel like something was missing.)
Muffin B
1 large egg
3 tablespoons margarine, melted
1/4 cup 1% milk
1/8 teaspoon v
anilla extract
8 ounces regular nonfat lemon yogurt

2 cups + 2 tablespoons cake flour*
3/4 cup Splenda Granular
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
Grated zest of 1 lemon (I didn’t have a lemon last night when I made these muffins so I used the zest of a tangerine

1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Spray 12-cup muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray.
2. FILLING: In a small bowl, cream together cream cheese, 3 tablespoons Splenda, milk, and extract. Set aside.
3. BATTER: In another small bowl whisk together egg, margarine, milk, vanilla, and yogurt. Set aside.
4. In a large bowl, combine flour, 3/4 cup Splenda, baking powder, baking soda, and lemon zest. Stir, make a well in the center of dry ingredients and add liquid mixture. With a large spoon or spatula stir until ingredients are moistened.
5. Spoon 1 large tablespoon of batter into each muffin cup (about 1/2 full) ; place 2 teaspoons cheese mixture over each; fill cups with remaining muffin batter.
6. Bake for 16 – 18 minutes or until center springs back when lightly touched. Cool in the pan 5 minutes before removing wire rack.
7. Dust with powdered sugar if desire

WW points = 3 points/muffin

The Review: Way Delicious! Hubby is requesting I double this recipe next time!


2 Responses to “Lemon Cheese Danish Muffins”

  1. jen_driessen January 1, 2009 at 7:41 pm #

    OMG i am totally going to love this blog w/ all the awesome recipes that you have on here WITH ww points! I’m excited!

  2. Nancy January 8, 2009 at 12:06 am #

    you know these all look delicious, but I dont do weight watchers so I have no idea what a point equals in calories fat and carbs and all that. Is it possible to put different values on these recipes or is this basically just for weight watchers?

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