Mini Blueberry Mascarpone Muffins

Do you need a recipe the kids can make dad for Father’s Day? This is an easy homemade blueberry muffin recipe that uses mascarpone cheese for extra creaminess. I also had mascarpone in the fridge and needed to use it; so why not make muffins. If you do not have mascarpone, you can also use cream cheese. (See below)

I first made these muffins for my daughters soccer team, a few weeks back.Mini Blueberry Mascarpone Muffins

On tournament weekends we usually bring breakfast for the kids and the parents. The girls took second place in the tournament. Maybe my mini muffins slowed them down.Mini Blueberry Mascarpone Muffins

Dad will love these muffins for his Fathers Day breakfast and kids will love the chance to show off their cooking skills.

I will being bringing this recipe to Fiesta Friday hosted by Angie @ The Novice Gardner and your co-hosts, Michelle @Giraffes Can Bake and Juju @ cookingwithauntjuju. Come join the fun and meet new bloggers.

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Total Time: 30-35 min        Prep Time: 20 min          Cook Time: 9-13 min

Servings: 36 mini muffins / 12 regular muffins


Ingredients:

  • 6 tbsp butter, softened
  • 6 tbsp mascarpone cheese, softened (Can substitute Philadelphia cream cheese. Here is a guide form Ifood.tv)
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • t tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Rodelle vanilla
  • 2 cups King Arthur All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, drained

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F
  2. Line a 36 cup mini muffin pan with paper liners. If making regular size muffins, line a 12 cup muffin pan.
  3. Lightly spray the liners and the top of the pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  4. Add butter and mascarpone cheese to mixing bowl. Beat on high until combined. Scrape sides and add lemon zest and salt.
  5. Beat until creamy.
  6. Add the sugar in slowly, and beat well. Scrape down the sides of bowl as needed.
  7. Beat until creamy.
  8. Add and beat in eggs, one at a time.
  9. In a small bowl whisk together the lemon juice, sour cream and vanilla. Add slowly to mixing bowl. Beat until combined
  10. Sift flour, baking powder and baking soda in a separate bowl.
  11. Slowly add flour to mixing bowl, (reserving about 1/4 cup). Mix on slow to combine. Do not over-mix.
  12. Toss blueberries with reserved 1/4 cup flour mix.
  13. Gently fold in blueberries into muffin batter.Mini Blueberry Mascarpone Muffins
  14. Fill each baking cup to 2/3 full.
  15. Bake for 9 -13 minutes until muffins turn brown and a tooth pick inserted into center of muffin comes out clean. (If making regular size muffins bake for 15-20 minutes)
  16. Cool 5 minutes in the pan before turning out muffins on a cooling rack.Mini Blueberry Mascarpone Muffins

Store leftover muffins in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 3 days.

Enjoy and Happy Fathers Day.Mini Blueberry Mascarpone Muffins

24 thoughts on “Mini Blueberry Mascarpone Muffins”

  1. Congrats on the second place! I love how you can make these muffins for Father’s Day too. What a sweet idea. Happy FF, and have such a fun weekend.

  2. Congrats for being the second place. 🙂 These muffins look amazing, Quinn. I haven’t tried baking muffins with mascarpone. Happy FF.

  3. Great idea to use mascarpone in your muffins – I just happen to have an extra container (left over from my Tiramisu). Looks like a soccer tournament – congrats to your daughter. I attended many games… Happy Fiesta Friday – I will take at least two 🙂

      1. For Father’s Day my kids leave me to go to camp for a week. Hopefully I get to watch the US Open on Sunday. My Father’s Day treat to myself. Hopefully I will not have to cook. :))))

  4. These look awesome! I love mascarpone in just about anything, not tried it in muffins though – definitely gonna have to try these ones! I think the mini muffins must have been perfect fuel for the kids, congrats on their second place!

    Thanks so much for sharing these with us at Fiesta Friday!

    1. Thanks Julie.. Yeah I wish I would shown a few more blueberries in the pic, but they turned out good for being a mini muffin. Not a lot of real estate in the little treats. :))

  5. Congratulations to you and the girls🎊🎇🎆🎉 Your delicious muffins should inspire them to get the first place next time.👍

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