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LEMON RICOTTA MUFFINS/ Sweet Aroma



The summer is flying by and it’s been a time of fun, travel and relaxation. Work tends to slow in the summer including the time spent on my blog. This is only my second post in August but I’ve been working on some cookie and other sweet projects for future posts. Come September, things get back to a normal routine as everyone returns to their usual work and school schedules. My blog will resume more regularly scheduled posts too. Stay tuned and invite your friends to join in and visit the Clinic.


These Lemon Ricotta Muffins have the sweet aroma of fresh lemons and almonds while baking. They emerge from the oven with a pale yellow color and the ingredient of ricotta cheese makes for a moist muffin. Enjoy with morning coffee, midday pick-me-up or sweet something after dinner.


Lemon Ricotta Muffins
2 cups Flour
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt
1 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Butter (1 stick), softened
Zest of 2 Lemons (or 4 tbsp Lemon Juice)
1 cup Ricotta Cheese
1 Egg
1 tsp Fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 tsp Almond Extract
1/3 cup Sliced Almonds (optional)

Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners
In a separate bowl mix Flour, Baking Powder, Baking Soda and Salt. Set aside.
Blend Sugar, Butter, and Lemon Zest in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Mix in Ricotta Cheese.
Add Egg, Lemon Juice, and Almond Extract.
Add dry ingredients and stir just until blended.  Batter will be thick and fluffy.

Pour into muffin cups 2/3 full. Sprinkle with almonds and sugar.
Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes until the muffins are pale golden. Makes12-14 muffins.
[This is Nonna’s Lemon Ricotta Biscuits recipe by Giada De Laurentiis at Food Network]





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14 comments:

  1. Hi Joan, you're not alone on summer slow down. I spent a great deal of quality time with my kids during the break, and fall signals a return to the drill. You suggest three options for when to serve these lovely muffins...I'd have to choose all three!

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    1. Brooks, So glad to hear you're having a fun summer with the kids. I can't wait to see what lovely cakes you have in store for us on your blog. Thanks for stopping by the Clinic.

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  2. I love anything with lemons. These muffins look delicious and simple to make. The paper liners are so pretty. Where did you buy them? Abby

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    1. Thank you Abby. I couldn't pass up these floral cupcake liners in the $1 bin at Michael's. Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Blueberry muffins are my favorite but I'll have to try these lemon muffins. Thanks for the recipe. Becky

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    1. Becky, I think you will enjoy these muffins. They are very moist and the lemon & almond adds a nice flavor.

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  4. How is summer almost over? It seems like it was just May, like yesterday. These look wonderful, I love lemon anything. Thank you for joining us at Party in Your PJs, we have missed you

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    1. Kim, Thank you. If you like lemony sweet things you will surely enjoy these muffins. Thanks for hosting the weekly PYPJ party and I look forward to more parties.

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  5. Joan, these sound sooo good. Lemon and ricotta? YES, please! Thank you for sharing them with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- pinned! :)

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    1. Joy, Thank you! These muffins are good and so easy to make. Thanks too for the pin and I enjoy the weekly TBT link party. Thanks for hosting.

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  6. Hi Joan, you had me at aroma of lemons! I agree summer has flown by! I know you will be sharing some tasty treats with us - can't wait to see what you come up with!

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    1. Hi Deb, I know your love of lemons and thought these would grab your attention. My guess is these muffins may be added to your lemony recipes!

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  7. Sounds delicious! I'm saving this recipe for future use.

    Happy Thoughts of Home. We are so glad you joined us. :)

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    1. Hi Stacey, You will not be disappointed in these muffins. Thanks for stopping by and for hosting the weekly link party.

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