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Blackberry Orange Ricotta Muffins

Blackberry Orange Ricotta Muffins

The addition of ricotta cheese makes these muffins moist and delicious.

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20 min
Prep Time
45 min
Total Time


1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup blackberries, coarsely chopped

1 1/3 cups ricotta cheese

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Half & Half

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon freshly grated orange zest

Coarse grain sugar

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 400°F. Place paper baking cups into 12 muffin pan cups or grease cups. Set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Place 2 tablespoons flour and blackberries into bowl; toss lightly to coat. Set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine ricotta cheese, butter, half & half, egg and vanilla in another bowl; mix well.

  4. STEP 4

    Combine remaining flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in another bowl; mix well. Add flour mixture to butter mixture; stir just until moistened. Carefully stir blackberries and orange zest into batter.

  5. STEP 5

    Spoon batter evenly into prepared muffin pan cups. Sprinkle tops with coarse grain sugar.

  6. STEP 6

    Bake 15-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes in pan; remove to cooling rack.

Nutrition (1 serving)

260 Calories
12 Fat (g)
50 Cholesterol (mg)
250 Sodium (mg)
33 Carbohydrates (g)
1 Dietary Fiber
6 Protein (g)
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