Cannoli Muffins


This is a recipe for cannoli muffins that I've engineered from a combination of boredom and hubris with amazing results.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
18 muffins


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 3 large eggs

  • ½ cup fresh orange juice

  • 2 ½ tablespoons fresh orange juice

  • ½ cup ricotta cheese

  • 2 tablespoons ricotta cheese

  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • ½ cup milk

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 3 tablespoons finely grated orange zest

  • 2 ½ tablespoons sour cream

  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar

  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 18 muffin cups with paper liners.

  2. Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl.

  3. Whisk eggs, 1/2 cup plus 2 1/2 tablespoons orange juice, 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons ricotta, vegetable oil, milk, sugar, orange zest, sour cream, and vinegar in a medium bowl. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture; pour in egg mixture and chocolate chips. Stir until flour is just moistened. Be sure not to overmix to avoid overly tough muffins.

  4. Spoon about 1/4 cup batter into each muffin cup.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 18 to 20 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Cook's Notes:

Fresh orange juice works best, but store-bought works too.

Omit the chocolate chips and add a chocolate frosting for an easy cupcake.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

208 Calories
11g Fat
24g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 208
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 148mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 6mg 30%
Calcium 75mg 6%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 105mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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