Sunday, December 6, 2009
Berry Ricotta Muffins
Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour muffin tin or line with paper cups.
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup oatmeal
1/4 cup wheat or oat bran
2 tbls ground flax seed (optional)
1 tbls baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
In a large mixing bowl, mix dry ingredients and create a well in the middle.
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup ricotta cheese
1/2 cup milk
1 cup frozen berries
In a separate bowl, mix brown sugar & soft butter. Add eggs one by one, mixing thoroughly after each. Add ricotta & milk, and mix.
Pour liquid mix gradually into dry preparation, mixing with a fork to ensure a homogenous texture. Add fruit and mix again.
Spread dough into muffin tin and bake in oven 15 to 20 min. or until golden and a toothpick comes out of muffin clean.
Makes 24 muffins.
Optional topping spread (I haven't tried it, but it does look good)
1 cup ricotta
2 tbls honey
cinnamon to taste (optional)
Serve muffins warm or at room temperature, topped with spread and sprinkled with cinnamon.
originally found in the 'all you need is cheese' magazine. (click here)