Orange and Ricotta Muffins

Orange and Ricotta Muffins
Staff Writer

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

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." 

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
10g
14%
Sugar
3g
3%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
28g
22%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
54µg
8%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
5µg
6%
Calcium, Ca
135mg
14%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
21µg
5%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
26mg
8%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
132mg
19%
Selenium, Se
4µg
7%
Sodium, Na
431mg
29%
Water
40g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Orange Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Orange Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.