Lemon, Almond & Ricotta Mini Muffins2013-02-27
- Course: Snack
- Servings : 24
- Prep Time : 15m
- Cook Time : 15m
- Ready In : 30m
Right now, George is in bed and I’m enjoying one of these moist little lemon, almond & ricotta muffins with a cup of tea. Having a baby and raising George has so far been the best job I’ve ever had (at times it is also the hardest – hence the need for muffins and cups of tea!). One of the many delightful things about becoming a mum is making new friends. I feel extremely lucky to have been grouped in with the best mothers group ever! We were all very sad to say farewell to the lovely Lizzie and her gorgeous little girl, Edie, when they recently moved to Melbourne. A keen baker, Lizzie arrived at her last mothers group catch up with some pantry staples she was keen to offload before her move. I was quick to bag the baking ingredients – flour, almond meal and sugar – inspiration for these mini muffins. Yum – thanks Lizzie!
Nutrition Note: Using mini muffin trays are a great way to keep control of portion sizes, especially when making muffins for the kids.
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- 1 cup almond meal
- 1 1/4 cup plain flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup raw sugar
- pinch of sea salt
- 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup water
- zest and juice from 2 lemons
Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Grease and line two x 12 case mini muffin trays. (You can do 2 batches if you only have one mini muffin tray)
In a large bowl add the almond meal, plain flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Stir to combine.
In a separate bowl mix together the ricotta, eggs, coconut oil, water, lemon zest and lemon juice.
Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir to combine being careful not to overmix.
Fill the muffin cases to 3/4 full and bake for 12-15 minutes. Cool muffins in the tray for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
(Note: If you want to make larger muffins, these will take slightly longer, approx 18 - 20 minutes and will make 12.)