Lemon. Ricotta. Cake. All so good, let’s combine them into super muffins.
I’m just gonna come right out and say it: these muffins are scrumptious. Super moist with a sponge-cakey texture. There’s no denying ricotta cake muffins would feel right at home on a dessert menu. Perfect for a festive brunch, too.
It’s that time of year again . . . Shirley at Gluten Free Easily is hosting everyone’s favorite sporting event – March Muffin Madness. How ’bout them brackets? Really wish I could drop some sports lingo into a conversation without feeling awkward. Anyway.
Twenty two bloggers are posting recipes for March Madness and if that weren’t enough to celebrate, Shirley is giving away loads of great prizes. To enter, leave a comment here, on GFE, or enter via the box below the recipe. I’d love to win a half gallon of maple syrup, an ice cream maker, and of course, the grand prize from Blendtec.
What are we waiting for?
Moist, tender, and so tasty. Perfect for brunch. Or, serve with fruit and whipped cream for dessert. The turmeric is optional: just a pinch will give the muffins a cheery yellow color without affecting the taste.
- 1 cup gluten free flour (I used Pamela's Artisan blend)
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons lemon zest, grated
- Pinch of turmeric, optional
- 1 cup ricotta
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1/3 cup olive oil or melted butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- Sliced almonds, optional garnish
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place 12 paper liners in a cupcake pan.
In a medium bowl, combine: gf flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, lemon zest, and turmeric.
In a separate bowl, blend ricotta, eggs, oil, vanilla, and almond extract. Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients and stir thoroughly.
Fill paper lined muffin tins with batter using a number 16 disher to scoop batter evenly. Sprinkle tops of muffins with almonds before baking if you like.
Bake for 23-24 minutes, until tester inserted remains mostly clean.
Don’t forget to head over to Gluten Free Easily and enter the daily prize giveaway. There will be over 75 winners, so be sure to enter both the grand prize giveaway above and the daily giveaway at GFE for a chance to win. Good luck!