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Whole Wheat Lemony Ricotta Muffins

 
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These deliciously moist and lemony ricotta muffins are made with most whole wheat flour and olive oil, which adds health benefits to your diet without losing any great flavor and texture.

Yield

12

servings

Prep

10

min

Cook

20

min

Ready

40

min

Trans-fat Free, Low Sodium
 

Ingredients

1 ½ cups whole-wheat flour
or whole wheat pastry, or white whole wheat flour
½ cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
¾ cup brown sugar
plus extra for sprinkling
*
2 tablespoons butter, unsalted
melted
cup olive oil
or canola oil, or light olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon zest
finely grated, from 2 medium sized lemons
1 cup ricotta cheese
low-fat or whole fat
1 large eggs
1 tablespoon lemon juice
fresh
¼ teaspoon lemon extract
optional
*
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon almond extract
*
½ cup almonds
thinly sliced

Directions

Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners or coat with cooking spray or grease with butter.

Preheat the oven to 350℉ (180℃).

Sift or whisk together the flours, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl, and mix well.

In another medium bowl, whisk together the sugar, butter, olive oil, lemon zest, ricotta, egg, lemon juice, lemon extract if using, vanilla extract and almond extract until well blended.

Pour the liquid mixture into the flour mixture, and stir with a wooden spatular until just moistened and incorporated (the batter will be thick and fluffy).

Spoon the batter evenly among the prepared muffin cups.

Sprinkle the sliced almonds and the extra brown sugar or turbinado sugar over the muffins.

Bake until the muffins just become slightly golden on top, about 20 minutes.

Let cool in the muffin pan on the wire rack for about 15 minutes, remove muffins from the tin and place on a wire rack.

Serve warm or at room temperature.

Store at an air-tight container in the fridge for a few days or they can be frozen well.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 49g (1.7 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 25143% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 88mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 10%
Sugars g
Protein 10g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 4% Iron 6%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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