Thursday, March 1, 2012

Recipe Review - Ricotta Muffins

I thought every once in a while I'd make and review a recipe from the book so you could see how it would turn out.  For this review, I decided to make Ricotta Muffins - located on page 303 of the hardback edition The Perfect 10 Diet by Dr. Michael Aziz
When I saw that these were called 'muffins' I was hoping that they would have a muffin-like texture.  I think they named them muffins because you cook them in a muffin pan; they were really more like quiche in texture and flavor.  They were not hard to make and they had both a sweet and savory taste to them.  They would make a nice breakfast if served with a side of berries and some yogurt; otherwise, you could serve these as a warm savory side dish to a salad.

Ricotta Muffins
Sorry, it's not very pretty but it fell apart when
I removed it from the pan so this is the best pic
I could get.
Servings: 6
Preparation time: 30 min.

1 cup ricotta cheese
2 medium or large eggs
2 teaspoons agave
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 ounce pignoli nuts (I used sunflower kernels)

Softened butter (to coat the muffin pan)

Preheat the oven to 350F.

Combine the ricotta and eggs in a bowl and mix.

Add the agave, vanilla, cheese and nuts.

Pour into a non-stick muffin pan brushed with butter.

Bake for 15-20 minutes.  Remove from oven and serve.


  1. I really didn't care for them - there wasn't enough flavor to them. But then again, my tongue was expecting the texture of MUFFINS! Hahaha!

  2. I will probably not make them again myself.

  3. I just made this last night night and I was very unimpressed as well. I'd skip this recipe in the future.

  4. I cook down fresh blueberries with a little water and agave and serve over the top of these Ricotta Muffins. My husband and I love them as a sweet treat.

    1. That's a really good idea! Make them a sweet treat with a little fun topping. I never would have thought of that. Thanks for sharing that idea!

    2. Thanks for all of your recipes!!

    3. Thank you Kristal! I really appreciate the feedback and knowing that people are finding the recipes helpful!