Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Tuscan Lemon Muffins

Fall and comfort food seem to go hand in hand.  This week has been the perfect time to break out all my favorite comfort dishes and desserts.  Lemon and cheese are 2 of my three comfort sweets, chocolate being the third.  Not to be a snob, but chocolate and lemon...  Not my thing.

These lemon muffins are so special.  Made with ricotta cheese and olive oil they have the perfect Tuscan flavor and the best texture.  My whole family raved over these.  So easy your kids could make these.  No blender, one bowl.  Whisk scoop and bake!  Perfect.


Check out our favorite lemon treats, you are sure to love these too!

Lemon Almond Crinkle Cookies are crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside. With the perfect lemon and almond flavor!

Lemon Curd Meringue Nests are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside, filled with an incredibly tangy lemon curd. The best ever!

The Best Ever! Lemon Curd is packed with the tangy zing of lemon wrapped in a velvety smooth lemon curd. So delicious you'll eat it with a spoon!
Lemon Ricotta Cookies with Lemon Glaze fantastic lemon zing that is "ridiculously delicious"!

Tuscan Lemon Muffins
makes 12 muffins

8 ounces all-purpose flour (1 3/4 cups)
¾ cup granulated sugar + 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
¾ cup whole ricotta cheese
½ cup water
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon zest
6 tablespoons lemon juice
1 large egg, lightly beaten

Preheat oven to 375°F.  Prepare a 12 cup muffin tin with liners.
Combine flour, ¾ cup sugar, baking powder and salt.  Whisk to combine.  Make a well in center. Add ricotta, water, oil, zest, lemon juice and egg. Whisk ingredients together until just combined.

Divide batter among muffin cups. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons sugar over muffins. Bake for 14-16 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes in pan on a wire rack.  Serve and enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Cooking Light May 2011

Click here for a printable version of this recipe - The Slow Roasted Italian.com

1 comment:

  1. Ricotta and lemon - utterly delicious combination, you can not go wrong with it. Love the recipe!


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