Sunday, April 17, 2011

Ricotta Honey Oatmeal Muffins.

These are light, springy muffins that go perfectly with tea or coffee for breakfast and brunch.  They reminded me of what graham crackers would taste like in muffin form, I suppose from the honey-oat combination, and they were delicious.

I hate to keep bringing up the weather but I wish it would just make up its mind already!  This past week had days near 60, but today it's been snowy and rainy.  But these muffins, warm from the oven, delivered just the right amount of comfort to help remind me that warmth will be here soon enough.  And only two weeks from now I'll be on my way to warm(er) North Carolina anyway :)

The original recipe for these gives 18 as the yield - I got 12 and I always get more cupcakes or muffins out of a recipe!  I also left out the orange zest because I didn't have any on hand, but feel free to add the zest of any citrus as well as any dried fruit or nut you'd like.

Ricotta Honey Oatmeal Muffins
Adapted from
1 large egg
1 cup ricotta cheese
1/3 cup (5 1/3 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup honey
1 cup quick-cooking oatmeal
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup self-rising flour

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. and grease a 12-cup muffin pan or line with papers and set aside.

In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and ricotta cheese.  In another bowl, whisk the softened butter with the honey  until creamy, then stir in the ricotta mixture, oatmeal, baking soda and flour and stir until everything is just combined.  Divide the batter among the muffin cups and bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown on top and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.  Let cool on a wire rack, then store airtight up to 3 days.


  1. Oh why haven't I thought of ricotta in muffins? Love the honey oatmeal flavors too :).

  2. These look delicious. I love the idea of those flavors together.

  3. What a lovely combination of flavors! Thanks for sharing this great recipe! The muffins look great... :)

  4. The flavours sound lovely! These muffins would definitely bring comfort to the coldest of days!

  5. Nothing wrong with a perfectly simple, delicious muffin! I tend to fall in love with the most basic things. :)

  6. these muffins look so beautiful :)

  7. Not only are your recipes awesome but your pictures are gorgeous!

  8. Growing up Italian, it never occurred to us that Ricotta cheese could be used in anything but lasagna! These look yummy!

  9. Love the combination of ricotta and honey - just perfect! Beautiful photos!!!

  10. I love the flavors in these muffins -- cheese and honey are brilliant together and with the addition of oats I'm completely sold!

  11. wow, i will definitively try this one. It looks so yummy and healthy ^_^