Orange and Ricotta Muffins

Flickr/ Michael Osmenda


  • 1 3/4 Cup  all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 Cup  sugar
  • 2 1/2 Teaspoons  baking powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon  salt
  • 3/4 Cups  ricotta cheese, strained
  • 1/2 Cup  water
  • 1/4 Cup  vegetable oil
  • 2 Tablespoons  Cara Cara orange zest (or other sweet navel orange)
  • 3 Tablespoons  Cara Cara orange juice
  • egg

For your "beerunch," Chris Wade, executive chef at Public House in San Francisco, says: "The muffins pair well with a dark stout. At Beerunch we paired them with Russian Imperial Stout. In colder months, there are plenty of options, such as Magnolia Brewers Selection, North Coast Old Rasputin, Drake’s Drakonic or Stone Imperial Russian Stout." 


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In a smaller bowl, mix together ricotta cheese, egg, orange zest and juice, oil, and water.

Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour the wet mixture in. Fold together until smooth.

Spray a muffin tin with nonstick spray and evenly divide the batter into the wells. The batter should fill all of them about 3/4 of the way.

Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of the muffins comes out clean.

Allow to cool before removing from the muffin tin.


Calories per serving:

210 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Vegetarian, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 86g 133%
  • Carbs 284g 95%
  • Saturated 21g 104%
  • Fiber 7g 29%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 105g
  • Monounsaturated 48g
  • Polyunsaturated 12g
  • Protein 50g 100%
  • Cholesterol 280mg 93%
  • Sodium 1,726mg 72%
  • Calcium 1,319mg 132%
  • Magnesium 88mg 22%
  • Potassium 619mg 18%
  • Iron 13mg 74%
  • Zinc 4mg 29%
  • Phosphorus 1,778mg 254%
  • Vitamin A 309µg 34%
  • Vitamin C 40mg 67%
  • Thiamin (B1) 2mg 121%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 2mg 101%
  • Niacin (B3) 13mg 67%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 15%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 464µg 116%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 18%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 13mg 67%
  • Vitamin K 3µg 4%
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