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!
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
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?
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
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)
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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