By Fauve on June 15, 2006
Photo by Troop Angel
Photo by Troop Angel
"The ricotta cheese in the mix makes these muffins especially moist."
Serving Size: 1 (1222 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"I really loved these! The key is the ricotta. I'm sure yogurt would provide a similar product, but I used ricotta and thought they were awesome. The lemon flavor is actually fairly mild. I actually even put some lemon extract in and the lemon flavor was still mild, which I liked. I didn't add the poppy seeds just because I didn't have any and didn't want to make a trip to the store to get them. I didn't figure they'd add all that much to the final product. I also didn't add the sugar on top prior to baking either so even without those two ingredients, I still thought these were awesome. They were moist and dense. As another reviewer said, they did remind me of Otis Spunkmeyer muffins. I will definitely be making again. <br/><br/>While mixing, I did find the dough to be rather sticky and I wouldn't recommend mixing by hand. This dough definitely requires a hand-mixer at the very least. It's very thick and using an ice cream scoop made filling the muffin tin very easy...I made mini muffins. I'd been looking for a good lemon muffin recipe and this is definitely it!"
"Oh my these are good. DD#2 took these on her camping trip and they were gobbled up. I added a bit more lemon zest to really add the lemon flavor to them. So good. I think the ricotta in these really makes them moist and flavorful. Thank you for this wonderful muffin recipe, that I will keep in my repeat recipe file."
"Absolutely wonderful even though I omitted the sugar on top, I felt they would be sweet enough. My entire family loved these, I personally think that these are right up there with the Otis Spunkmeyer muffins. I will definitely stock up on lemon cake mix for these! Next time I'm going to triple the recipe and put some in the freezer. Thanks so much for the recipe."
"These were fantastic-and so easy! I didn't put the sugar on the top-they were sweet enough without it. I will definately make these again."
"Man, these are good! I just made these for breakfast and they are a hit! I don't like a strong lemon flavor in dishes, but this one was just right. I left out the lemon zest and didn't put the sugar on top at the end. One of my kids doesn't like poppy seeds, so I just divided the batter. I put poppy seeds in one batch and left the other half plain. The batter was a little thick, but I wouldn't change a thing. They came out perfectly. I plan on making a batch of these for my oamc(freezer cooking). Thanks Fauve for the recipe. BTW, your instructions were written very well."
"Wow these are good! Even my lemon-hating DH liked them! The batter was a little thick and hard to work with, but other than that I didn't have a problem with them and they turned out gorgeous and oh so yummy! Thanks for the great recipe and congrats on your football pool win! I'm off to have another muffin now... :P"
"These taste totally awsome but I thought batter was too thick so I added milk. I used a mini loaf muffin tin instead of regular muffin tin and they look as good as they taste. Easy peasy."
"Yummy!! We loved these delicious, moist, lemony muffins. The addition of the ricotta cheese made them extra special. They go together very quickly and easily, so you are out of the kitchen in no time (my kind of recipe). I did cut the amount of poppy seeds in half, and left off the sugar topping. I baked them in my cast iron muffin pans (which are a little smaller), and got 24 muffins. Thank you Fauve for this wonderful recipe. Congrats again on your Football Pool win."