Trying out a new muffin recipe a and it’s taste-test-kitchen approved! . Best p…

Trying out a new muffin recipe a tasteofhome and it’s taste-test-kitchen approved! 👍🏻. Best part? The lovemyphilly cream cheese filling, of course! I used the recommended pomegranate seeds, but would assume any berry would be delicious! 👩🏻‍🍳
Pomegranate Cream Cheese Surprise Muffins


1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
1 cup 2% milk
1/4 cup butter, melted
1-1/4 cups pomegranate seeds
2 teaspoons coarse sugar

Preheat oven to 400°. For filling, mix first four ingredients until blended.
In a large bowl, whisk together first five muffin ingredients. In another bowl, whisk together egg, milk and melted butter. Add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened. Fold in pomegranate seeds.
Fill paper-lined muffin cups one-third full with batter. Drop filling by tablespoonfuls into center of each muffin; cover with remaining batter. Sprinkle with coarse sugar.
Bake until top springs back when lightly touched, 18-22 minutes. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers.

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