Super Easy Ricotta Muffins

PhotoRecipe: Ricotta Muffins

Baked goods are some of my favorite things but I am not a good baker… I think living in Italy kind of spoiled it for me as they have this pre-mixed baking powder called “Lievito Pane Degli Angeli”. You open the little pouch, dump the baking powder in the bowl, mix and you are done. Your baked goods come out perfect! So when I moved to America and decided to share my recipes there was a lot of research regarding leavening agents because there is nothing quite like the Italian one. If you go to an Italian grocery store I strongly recommend that you get yourself a box of it and try it next time you bake because it is going to rock your world.

This recipe is inspired by the traditional yogurt cake Italian moms make all the time for their kids. I am trying to improve my baking skills because I know Baby Lemonade will want some baked goods at some point and I want to feed her something yummy! So, after some trial and error I came up with this very easy and straightforward recipe. From raw ingredients to final product in less than 1 hour.

Word to the wise: they will go in the blink of an eye especially when they are warm. But if you rescue a couple they will keep in a ziplock for about 4 days.

  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups of AP flour
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup of grape seed oil
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • zest of a lemon (optional)
  • 1 tbsp of vanilla extract (optional)
  • 2 tsp of baking powder
  • a pinch of kosher salt

SPECIAL EQUIPMENT: 12 Muffin liners, I got mine at a baking supply store and I don’t even have to use a baking mold, just a regular baking sheet.

Pre-heat the over at 375F.

In a large bowl combine all the ingredients. Mix until they are well combined but be careful not to over mix.

Using a spoon or an ice-cream scoop, fill the muffin liners and pop them in the oven until golden brown.


  • Giuliana

    Devono essere davvero buoni! Ma i pirottini dei muffins che io trovo in commercio sono made in China. Secondo te, mi posso fidare? Bacio