Vanilla Chai Lemon Ricotta Muffins
Vanilla Chai Lemon Ricotta Muffins
  • prep: 15 min
  • cook: 25 min
  • total: 40 min
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  • Summary

    Extra light and moist, these whole wheat muffins are made with fresh Meyer lemons, ricotta cheese, and hinted with warming chai spices. Lightly sweetened with a touch of honey. You'd never guess these delicious muffins are made on the healthier side. 

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
    • 1/2 cup honey
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
    • 1 tablespoon Meyer lemon zest and 2 tablespoons juice (about 1 lemon)
    • 1 3/4 cups white whole wheat or whole wheat pastry flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
    • 1/4 teaspoon cardamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon all-spice
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 4 tablespoons salted butter at room temperature
    • 1 tablespoon honey
    • 1 tablespoon poppyseeds
    • 2 teaspoons lemon zest

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 1
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 3554 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 200 g 307.71%
    • Saturated Fat: 67 g 335.6%
    • Trans Fat: 2 g %
    • Cholesterol: 249 mg 82.85%
    • Sodium: 3007 mg 125.28%
    • Calcium: 976 mg 97.58%
    • Potassium: 1284 mg 36.67%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 16 mg 89.67%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 360 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 42 g 166.56%
    • Sugar: 151 g
    • Protein: 86 g
    • Alcohol: 3 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 14 g
    • Vitamin A 50.64%
    • Vitamin C 21.85%
    • Vitamin D 6.2%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat37
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs10
    • Exchange - Starch13
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat4
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total17 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy2 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total1 oz-eq