Ricotta Muffins

Indulge in the moist and tender goodness of Ricotta Muffins with this delectable recipe. These muffins, enriched with creamy ricotta cheese, offer a delightful twist to the classic muffin experience. Perfect for breakfast, brunch, or as a sweet treat, these muffins are sure to become a favorite. Follow along for a simple and satisfying culinary adventure.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Optional: Fresh berries for topping

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a muffin tin with paper liners or grease the cups.
  2. Combine Dry Ingredients: In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Cream Butter and Sugar: In a separate large bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add Ricotta Cheese: Mix in the ricotta cheese until well combined.
  5. Add Eggs and Vanilla: Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  6. Add Lemon Zest: Mix in the lemon zest for a burst of citrus flavor.
  7. Alternate Adding Dry Ingredients and Milk: Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with the milk. Begin and end with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined.
  8. Scoop Batter into Muffin Cups: Using an ice cream scoop or spoon, divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups.
  9. Optional: Add Fresh Berries: If desired, press a few fresh berries gently into the top of each muffin.
  10. Bake: Bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  11. Cool: Allow the muffins to cool in the tin for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.


  • Do not overmix the batter to ensure tender muffins.
  • Use whole-milk ricotta for a richer texture.
  • Experiment with different berries or a sprinkle of powdered sugar on top for variety.

In conclusion, these Ricotta Muffins are a delightful blend of creamy richness and subtle citrus notes, making them a perfect addition to your baking repertoire. Whether enjoyed with your morning coffee or served as a sweet treat, these muffins are sure to bring smiles to those who indulge. Embrace the simplicity and elegance of this recipe, and share the joy of homemade goodness with friends and family. Enjoy the journey of baking and the delicious destination that awaits!

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