I made these and substituted with fat-free cream cheese, all egg whites, and applesauce instead of oil. They still turned out good, but healthier and probably didn't taste as good as the fattier version would...but still good enough for me. :-) Only thing I didn't like was that the cream cheese melted throughout the muffin and was hard to be found.
Honey- & Goat Cheese-Filled Fig Muffins
From EatingWell: January/February 2010
Sweet figs and a filling of tangy goat cheese give a surprising twist to these hearty breakfast muffins. Make a batch of these on the weekend and enjoy them for breakfast all week long. If you’re not a fan of goat cheese, try them with cream cheese instead.
49 Reviews for Honey- & Goat Cheese-Filled Fig Muffins
After following this recipe to a t, these muffins are okay. The goat cheese filling is not anywhere as creamy as the photo indicates, which was disappointing. Great concept, but not impressed with the end results.
These are my absolute favorite muffins. They turn out great every time and have a delicious combination of flavors. Trust me, the goat cheese brings it all together!
I have been wanting to try this recipe as soon as I read it, it looked so interesting & unusual. Well, it exceeded my expectations! The zesting and fig chopping were well worth the effort. I shared them with some friends and one reported, "I think this is the best muffin I've ever tasted!" I did mix whole wheat and unbleached, used the goat cheese and just 2 tablespoons of cream cheese to mellow the goaty flavor a bit. I also like the idea of adding walnuts, perhaps chopped & mixed with a little of the sugar on top!
I followed the recipe except that I did use a sweet creamy Vermont goat cheese instead of "crumbled" which almost implies feta. In any case these are excellent muffins. My only regret (gentle readers, do not make my mistake) was coating the muffin tin with cooking spray instead of using paper muffin cups. The soft cheese filling means that you cannot pull the muffins out without breaking them. I WILL use paper cups next time!