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." 

10
Servings
232
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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
6g
9%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
6mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
38g
29%
Protein
6g
13%
Vitamin A, RAE
29µg
4%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
60mg
6%
Choline, total
7mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
76µg
19%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
14mg
4%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
78mg
11%
Selenium, Se
16µg
29%
Sodium, Na
42mg
3%
Water
28g
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.