Lemon Poppy Seed Surprise Snack Muffins

"These are perfect little treats for a midnight snack, breakfast, or anytime. They aren't overly sweet and go great with a cup of coffee or milk. Martha White Muffin Mixes are easy to experiment with by adding nuts, cream cheese, berries, raisins, etc. They serve six so you aren't left with a lot of leftovers, and they are very inexpensive."
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6 muffins




  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • Prepare the muffin mix (I used Lemon Poppy Seed Flavor for this recipe) with 1/2 cup of milk and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. Blend just until moist with a fork, leave lots of small lumps throughout the dough for best results.
  • In a separate bowl blend the cream cheese and sugar.
  • Spray a 6 cup muffin tin with non stick cooking spray.
  • Evenly distribute the dough into the six cups filling about 2/3's of the way full.
  • Gently press about a teaspoon of the cream cheese mixture onto each muffin. The cream cheese will fall into the center of each muffin as it bakes.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Can serve warm or freeze and serve later, but these are definitely better the next day.

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