A friend of mine who owns a bed and breakfast gave me this recipe, and these chocolate-ricotta cheese muffins are fantastic. Great for breakfast, a snack, and also great in lunch boxes.


Recipe Summary

10 mins
25 mins
35 mins
18 muffins


Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray 18 cups of a muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray that contains flour.

  • Mix flour, sugar, chocolate chips, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl.

  • Place ricotta cheese in a bowl and add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Whisk in milk and vanilla extract until blended.

  • Fold cheese mixture and canola oil into flour mixture until just blended. Spoon batter evenly into the prepared muffin cups.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean, 22 to 25 minutes. Remove muffins from the pan immediately and let cool on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

199 calories; protein 4.7g; carbohydrates 29.6g; fat 7.3g; cholesterol 26mg; sodium 183.2mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
7.17.20 I was out of milk, so I used buttermilk which worked out fine. I baked for 26 minutes before a toothpick came out pretty clean. I could see the muffin sides were getting pretty brown, so I took them out of the oven. The center was just slightly underdone, but that really wasn’t a major issue. They taste very chocolatey, I just wish they looked more chocolatey (eye appeal not great IMO). Texture is somewhere between a muffin and cup cake, and they are very moist, tender, and most important, tasty. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
Texture wasn't what I expected. Thought the cheese would have been a little chunkier making the batter thicker. It turned to liquid when mixed with the milk. I might add a little more cheese or combine ingredients differently next time. Also the recipe called for lightly beaten eggs been then read to add one at a time. Little difficult to separate when already beaten. I will try again, but with adjustments. Thinking I might add some cinnamon to enhance the flavor a bit as all I could taste was the chocolate chips. Read More