Chocolate Ricotta Muffins

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Steve P.

These muffins are deeply chocolate flavored, and have the rich wholesomeness of the ricotta and the milk. Your taste buds will have a hard time believing they are low fat to

Top Review by Lynne G

These muffins were great. Mine were a bit overcooked because I left them for an extra 5 mins and then forgot them, but they were not ruined. I have never used ricotta cheese before, so this was a good opportunity and I will be using it again. Preparation was easy and your instructions very straight forward, so I was not going mad trying to figure it out. At first I thought the amount of cocoa was a bit much, but you could not have less or the flavour would not be the same. My verdict...lovely.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Lightly spray 12 standard-sized (2 1/2-inch-diameter) muffin cups with nonstick spray.
  3. Combine the flour, salt, baking powder, cocoa, and sugar in a medium-sized bowl.
  4. Place the ricotta in a second medium-sized bowl, and add the eggs one at a time, beating well with a medium-sized whisk after each addition.
  5. Add the milk and vanilla, and whisk until thoroughly blended.
  6. Pour the ricotta mixture, along with the melted butter, into the dry ingredients.
  7. Using a spoon or a rubber spatula, stir from the bottom of the bowl until the dry ingredients are all moistened.
  8. Fold in the chips, but don't overmix; a few lumps are okay.
  9. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups.
  10. For smaller muffins, fill the cups about 4/5 of the way.
  11. For larger muffins, fill them even with the top of the pan.
  12. If you have extra batter, spray one or two additional muffin cups with nonstick spray and put in as much batter as you have.
  13. Bake in the middle of the oven for to 20 to 25 minutes, or until lightly browned on top, and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  14. Remove the pan from the oven, then remove the muffins from the pan and place them on a rack to cool.
  15. Wait at least 30 minutes before serving.

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