Orange and Ricotta Muffins

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Orange and Ricotta Muffins
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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." 

10
Servings
210
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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
  • 1 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
9g
13%
Sugar
10g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Protein
5g
10%
Carbs
28g
9%
Vitamin A
30µg
3%
Vitamin B12
0.1µg
1.7%
Vitamin C
4mg
7%
Vitamin D
0.1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
1mg
7%
Vitamin K
0.3µg
0.4%
Calcium
132mg
13%
Fiber
0.7g
2.9%
Folate (food)
12µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
70µg
17%
Folic acid
34µg
N/A
Iron
1mg
7%
Magnesium
9mg
2%
Monounsaturated
5g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
7%
Phosphorus
177mg
25%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
61mg
2%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
9.9%
Sodium
172mg
7%
Sugars, added
10g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
12.1%
Zinc
0.4mg
2.9%

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