Prep 13 mins
Cook 16 mins
From Cooking Light. These are moist, lemony and delicious! Note: you can use Greek yogurt in place of ricotta cheese.
- 1 3⁄4 cups flour
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 2 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 3⁄4 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 1⁄4 cup olive oil
- 1 teaspoon lemon rind, grated
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice, fresh
- 1 large egg, beaten
- Oven needs to be preheated to 375 degrees.
- Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt into a bowl and make a well in the center. In another bowl combine ricotta, water, olive oil, lemon juice & rind and the egg. Pour this mixture into the well. Stir until blended.
- In a muffin pan sheet, place liners in each slot and lightly spray with cooking oil. Divide batter into each slot equally.
- Bake for about 16 minutes. Test with a wooden tooth pick in the center, if it comes out clean, it is done cooking.
- Allow to cool for about 5 minutes before eating.
I too found this recipe on the Cooking Light website, and then when I tried to find it again the website took forever to load, so I came to my fav site, Food.Com. These muffins came out wonderfully! They were moist, light, and tasty. I topped them with some sanding sugar (didn't have turbinado or I'd have used that). I also used even lower fat ricotta that I found (half the fat of part skim ricotta) and it was still wonderful. I don't know if these are the Healthy-est muffins, but they are sure better than the ones that contain a cup of butter and several eggs! These could even have used MORE lemon, in my opinion, but the texture was super. They didn't brown much, and I had to give them about 18 minutes total in my old and clunky oven. My 4 and 6 year olds loved them, and the olive oil gave them a little tang... Thanks! I will try ricotta in other muffin recipes for an interesting twist (chocolate comes to mind).