Extra moist and soft, these strawberry ricotta muffins are the perfect breakfast treat. Filled with fresh strawberries and sweet ricotta cheese, these are good to the last crumb.
Loaded with fresh strawberries, these delicate, melt-in-your-mouth strawberry muffins have a secret ingredient to get the perfect moist texture: ricotta cheese. The ricotta cheese makes these muffins extra light and fluffy. It adds moisture, without making them dense or chewy.
This simple strawberry ricotta muffin recipe can be made in two bowls, no mixer required. In under 30 minutes, you’ll find yourself with a batch of warm muffins ready to be enjoyed.
How to Make Strawberry Ricotta Muffins
To start, whisk together your dry ingredients in a large bowl. Set this aside while you prepare the rest of the muffin batter.
In another bowl, whisk together the ricotta cheese until smooth. You want to lighten up the ricotta cheese and remove any lumps before adding the remaining ingredients. Doing this now helps reduce the amount you’ll need to mix the batter later – an important step in keeping these muffins light and fluffy!
Add the eggs and sour cream to the ricotta and whisk until smooth. Repeat with the oil and vanilla, mixing until combined. Add the ricotta mixture to the flour and fold with a spatula. Be careful not to overmix your strawberry ricotta muffin batter. It may have a few lumps, and that’s perfectly fine. Lastly, fold in the diced strawberries.
Divide the batter evenly between the muffin cups. Since muffin pans differ slightly, make sure to fill each cup no more than ¾ full with batter. Filling them up all the way actually causes them to collapse and not have that perfect domed top. Bake the strawberry ricotta muffins for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
These strawberry ricotta muffins are best the same day they are made, but they will stay moist for several days. Packed with berry flavor and incredibly moist and tender from the ricotta, each bite is unbelievably delicious!
Other ricotta recipes:
- 2 cups (280g) all-purpose flour, sifted
- 3/4 cup (150g) granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup (240 ml) ricotta cheese
- 2 large eggs
- 3/4 cup (180 ml) sour cream
- 1/4 cup (60 ml) canola or vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cups diced fresh strawberries
Preheat oven to 350ºF/180ºC. Spray muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray or line with cupcake liners. Set aside.
In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In a medium bowl, whisk ricotta cheese until smooth. Add eggs and sour cream and whisk until smooth. Add oil and vanilla extract, and mix until well combined. Add the ricotta mixture into the flour mixture and fold with a wooden spoon or a rubber spatula just until combined. Gently fold in diced strawberries.
Divide batter evenly between muffin cups. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Remove from oven. Allow to cool 10 minutes in pan, then gently transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Muffins are best the same day they are made, but can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. They can be frozen for up to 2 month and thawed overnight in the fridge.
sarahApril 19, 2020 at 10:05 am
can you use frozen strawberries? or other fruit? want to make muffins today and these look amazing but out of fresh strawbs!
ShiranApril 20, 2020 at 2:44 am
You can use other berries or cherries. Generally frozen fruit work well in muffins, but these muffins are so soft that I don’t know how the extra water from the frozen strawberries would affect it.
Maryam PrendevilleJune 6, 2020 at 2:14 pm
Hi Shiran, I love your recipes. I made these muffins today but the strawberries made it hard to bake and I’ve had to leave them in the oven (on low heat) for most of the day in order for the inside to bake. Should I use dried strawberries instead or do you have any tips on how to avoid this in the future? Thanks!!
ShiranJune 10, 2020 at 2:25 am
Hi Maryam, can you explain why it was hard to bake? Did it stay raw in the middle? These muffins are very soft so they may look like they’re not baked enough although they are. Let me know how they turned out!
Patricia WyffelsJanuary 10, 2021 at 4:05 pm
Mine baked fine with fresh strawberries. — I dried them off after washing them.. Just seemed a little bland…. think they may just need a bit more sugar. If I make them again I think I might sprinkle some sugar on top before baking.
Terry LowellFebruary 20, 2021 at 4:14 pm
I reduced the sugar to half cup and sprinkled a little coconut on top, adds sweetness and a little crisp.
SandraJanuary 12, 2022 at 10:55 am
Just made these muffins, they are great, it’s January so didn’t use strawberries but chocolate chips, will try with strawberries later in the year. Thank you