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Chocolate Ricotta Muffins with Walnuts & Chocolate Chips

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These chocolate ricotta muffins are the perfect excuse to eat chocolate for breakfast. Packed with intense chocolate flavour, it’s an awesome way to start the day, a great midday pick-me-up snack, a fantastic reward at day’s end. It’s a wonderful all-day treat!

Chocolate Ricotta Muffins

Ah chocolate. Something we can universally agree on. If you follow my blog you’d know I’m on Team Lemon but still love a good chocolate recipe.

And if you’ve ever baked with chocolate you’d know that very few things can beat the smell of chocolate goodies baking. Isn’t it wonderful? I just hate the clean-up (chocolate explosions, anyone?). I guess you can’t have everything!

Chocolate ricotta muffins

Chocolate Ricotta Muffins

On Monday, I shared a bright and vibrant lemon ricotta muffins recipe and I promised all you chocolate lovers a chocolate version. And here they are! Bursting with chocolate chips and walnuts too. If you ever needed an excuse to eat chocolate for breakfast, this is it.

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Chocolate for breakfast?

Chocolate Ricotta Muffins

I’m not saying you should. But you could. And who said we couldn’t anyway? We definitely should. Just one. Maybe two. With a perfect cup of coffee or tea. Because these chocolate muffins are amazing. I think ricotta cheese makes all the difference TBH.

Ricotta the magic ingredient

Chocolate Ricotta Muffins

I am becoming such a huge fan of ricotta cheese in baking. It has a very distinct yet subtle taste that makes it perfect to pair with a whole slew of ingredients. And it does wonders for the texture too.

More ricotta recipes are coming but for now let’s focus on these rich and decadent chocolate ricotta muffins. That you can eat for breakfast. Or not. But you should definitely bake some. That way you can grab one anytime of the day you like.

(Recipe adapted from Joy of Baking)

Happy baking!

Did you make chocolate ricotta muffins? Tell me about it in the comments section below. I’d love to hear all about it. What’s your favourite chocolate breakfast treat?

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Ivelisse

Monday 26th of September 2016

These looks so good! I wish I could eat it if I wasn't allergic to chocolate!!

Jolina

Monday 26th of September 2016

Oh that's too bad :( Thanks for your kind comments Ivelisse! Hope you find another recipe on the blog you're not allergic to.

Mary

Friday 23rd of September 2016

You can add chocolate to ricotta?! This just blew my mind. Growing up in an Italian home, it was only used for pasta, to eat right off of a spoon or in Italian cheesecake.

Jolina

Friday 23rd of September 2016

Hi Mary! Absolutely. You know what's weird, I haven't tried eating ricotta plain...just always baked with it. Now using it in a cheesecake sounds divine! Have a lovely weekend!

The Gifted Gabber

Monday 19th of September 2016

Oh, my word! These look delicious! I never thought of working with chocolate and ricotta together, but this sounds great!

Jolina

Tuesday 20th of September 2016

Thank you! They are great together, hope you try them soon.

Megan Ogden

Monday 19th of September 2016

I love those cupcake liners! Is that what you call them? Lol. I'm not much of a baker, you make it sound so easy! These look delicious by the way.

Jolina

Monday 19th of September 2016

Liners, cups, moulds....they're all the same :) It is easy Megan! Hope you try it, would love to hear how it goes.

Elizabeth O

Monday 19th of September 2016

This sounds so good, I can almost taste it. I love the combo of ricotta cheese and chocolate as it reminds me of chocolate cheese cake.