Chocolate Chip Muffins with Ricotta Cheese

November 04, 2011
I was planning on blogging a recipe today for Peppermint Patty Brownies.  Well, this is how they turned out:

A messy, sugary, sloppy mess.  They also tasted not so great. 

So, I decided to share a simple favorite of ours, chocolate chip muffins. Now, these aren't just ordinary muffins.  This is another recipe I found on Skinny Taste, ( you may as know now, I am a bit obsessed with the Skinny Taste site) and they have ricotta cheese in them.   I was a bit unsure of these at first.  My 6 year old son loves chocolate chip muffins and was a real toughie to get him to like certain ones.  His favorite were the store-bakery brand, of course. 

Nothing to worry about, these were an instant hit. The ricotta cheese makes them very moist and they are full of chocolate chips without being too chocolaty ( is that possible?).

Chocolate Chip Muffins with Ricotta Cheese

by Table for Seven
Prep Time: 00:20
Cook Time: 00:15
Ingredients (12 muffins)
  • 2 cups self rising flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 8 oz fat free ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 tbsp vanilla
  • 9 tbsp mini chocolate chips
Instructions
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Spray 12 count muffin pan with non stick cooking spray or line with cupcake papers
Mix flour and baking soda in a bowl, set aside.
In another bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add in egg whites. Then, add ricotta cheese and vanilla. Add flour mixture in gradually.
Fold in chocolate chips.
Fill muffin tins and bake for 15 minutes

4 comments

  1. I can almost taste how rich and moist these muffins are! I've got some ricotta left over from making manicotti the other night - I think this is the perfect recipe for it :-) Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I have never used ricotta in a baked good, but this post tells me it is fine time that I did. Your description as well as picture does inspire-thanks for sharing!

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  3. Thank you Laura and Tina! If you try them out, let me know how they go!

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  4. Ooohh, I like this idea. Plus, I have some ricotta to use before it expires!

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