Lemon Scented Ricotta Muffins

by Kate on March 16, 2014

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These bright lemon muffins are light, fluffy, tender and the perfect thing to brighten those winter blues. A sprinkling of coarse turbinado sugar over these golden muffin tops add a sweet little satisfying crunch. Just taking a nibble of one of these happy citrus muffins will make you feel like spring has sprung! And I don’t know about you, but I’m oh so ready for spring.

Although, I’m sure a few months from now I’ll be complaining about the oppressive heat but for now a little warmth would be much appreciated. Since Mother Nature can’t make up her mind whether our days will be 60 degrees or 20 degrees in this crazy March, at least I’ll have these muffins to get me through. For some reason, citrus always reminds me of warmer days. I love making lemon desserts in these last few winter weeks as a precursor to the warmer days ahead. One can only hope, right?

Lemon Scented Ricotta Muffins - FoodBabbles.com

Adding ricotta to breakfast treats adds so much moisture and makes things fluffy. One of our favorite breakfasts are Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Fresh Blueberry Sauce so when it came to making these lemon muffins, the addition of ricotta was sure to be wonderful and it definitely didn’t disappoint. Want to read a little more about this Lemon Ricotta Muffins Recipe? You can find it over on Food Fanatic!

Enjoy!

~K

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suzanne March 16, 2014 at 8:17 am

The muffins are beautiful, I love using ricotta, makes the muffins very fluffy and light. Can’t ever get enough lemon!

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dina March 17, 2014 at 9:36 am

they look light and delicious!

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Kristine @ Kristine's Kitchen March 17, 2014 at 11:58 pm

Ricotta does amazing things for baked goods. I love the lemon-ricotta combination. Pinned!

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Kate March 23, 2014 at 8:26 pm

Thanks Kristine! And I agree, I love using ricotta in baked goods. It always makes everything so moist and fluffy.

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Nina August 31, 2015 at 7:30 pm

I think the recipe should have baking soda instead of baking powder? I made a lovely batch of lemon scented hockey pucks following the recipe as written.

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Kate September 1, 2015 at 9:30 pm

I’m so sorry you had trouble with this recipe. The recipe is written correctly with the baking powder. Perhaps your baking powder wasn’t fresh? I know I’ve baked up my fair share of hockey pucks over time if my baking powder or baking soda had been hanging around for a bit. I do hope you’ll give this recipe another try. It’s a favorite in our house!

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