Blueberry and Ricotta Muffins

Blueberry muffins
Blueberry muffins made with ricotta

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 35 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Yield: 12 muffins
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
199 Calories
8g Fat
28g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 199
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 194mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 100mg 8%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 61mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Fresh blueberries and ricotta cheese come together to make wonderfully moist muffins. This blueberry ricotta muffin recipe is simple and quick and will have piping hot, delicious muffins ready to eat within an hour.

Ricotta is an essential ingredient in many Italian dishes, including lasagna. It's not an inexpensive cheese, and you'll often end up with excess, especially when you make small versions of a recipe. A recipe like these blueberry ricotta muffins is a delicious way to use that leftover ricotta up.

The muffins are best with full-fat ricotta and fresh blueberries, which are a summer treat and at their best from July through August. Frozen blueberries straight out of the freezer are a great alternative in the off-season, and there's no need to thaw the fruit.

As with any muffin that uses baking powder, be sure to preheat the oven and have the muffin tin greased. Don't mix the dry and wet ingredients until everything's ready for baking because liquids activate the baking powder. Once the batter's mixed, work quickly for the best results.

These blueberry ricotta muffins have a good shelf life and are easy to store. They'll last two days on the counter when covered with a lint-free towel or up to four days in an airtight container lined with a paper towel to prevent a soggy bottom. You can also freeze the muffins wrapped in paper towels and sealed in a freezer bag for a few months.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 3/4 cup sugar

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

  • 3/4 cup ricotta cheese

  • 1/3 cup canola oil

  • 5 tablespoons whole milk

  • 1 large egg

  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

  • 1 cup fresh blueberries

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients. Preheat the oven to 375 F and spray a standard 12-cup muffin pan with cooking oil.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the ricotta, oil, milk, egg, and vanilla.

  4. Using a spatula, stir the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients. Be careful not to over mix.

  5. Fold in the blueberries, then fill muffin cups three-quarters of the way full.

  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of one muffin comes out clean.

  7. Cool the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Turn the pan upside down and the muffins will slide out when you are ready to serve.