Baking Muffins

Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Muffins

June 29, 2016

Gluten-Free Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Muffins have pockets of bursty sweet blueberries enclosed in a moist, lemony fresh muffin.

Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Muffins have pockets of bursty sweet blueberries enclosed in a moist, lemony fresh muffin. Bonus: They’re made with gluten-free flour!

Do you know one of my favourite things about summer? THE FRUIT.

I have a summer fruit addiction. I could consume my weight in fruit every day. My happiest moment this past week was finding a company who will ship me fresh stone fruits from the Okanagan (best fruit growing region out here on the west coast) straight to my door – today I received 10lbs of apricots! Mmmmm… now to decide what to do with them all.

I also just bought a giant box of blueberries from the market last weekend and have been devouring them all week – truly, there are only a handful left. I knew I had to whip up some blueberry muffins – because there’s nothing better than pockets of bursty sweet blueberries enclosed in a moist, lemony fresh muffin.

Gluten-Free Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Muffins have pockets of bursty sweet blueberries enclosed in a moist, lemony fresh muffin.

And yes, these Lemon Blueberry Muffins are GLUTEN-FREE!

I’ve spoken before about how I’m becoming more aware of my  grain/gluten intake (in addition to eating my weight of fruit every day, I could eat a loaf of bread every day!) and trying to reduce it. However, that’s not to say that you couldn’t substitute regular all-purpose flour for the gluten-free blend I’ve used here and the muffins would still turn out fabulously moist and fabulously blueberry-bursty.

A note about the gluten free flour blend – I’ve found an amazing blend by Cup4Cup (and no, this post is not sponsored). You just substitute the same amount of flour in a recipe for the Cup4Cup gluten-free flour and it yields amazing results. No messing around with xanthum gum or worrying about crumbly textures or throwing away an entire recipe. Cup4Cup is also GMO-free, which, hey, is also pretty sweet. You can find it at Whole Foods, or online.

Gluten-Free Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Muffins

Let me know if you make these muffins – I promise you will love them! Happy Canada Day tomorrow to all my Canadian friends, and a Happy 4th to all the US readers!

4.34 from 3 votes
Gluten-Free Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Muffins
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Pockets of bursting sweet blueberries are enclosed in a moist, lemony fresh muffin.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blueberry, gluten free, lemon, muffins
Servings: 12 muffins
Author: breakfast for dinner
  • 5 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • zest of 1 lemon (approx 2 tablespoons)
  • juice of 1 lemon (approx 2 tablespoons)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups Cup4Cup gluten-free flour blend
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries (use 1 1/2 cups for extra berry flavour!)
  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line 12 muffin cups with muffin liners.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together butter and sugar until creamy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until fully incorporated. Reduce the mixer speed to medium-low and beat in ricotta cheese, lemon zest, lemon juice, and vanilla.
  3. Stir in the gluten-free flour blend, baking powder, and salt, until wet ingredients are just moistened. Gently fold in blueberries.
  4. Drop batter into each muffin cup, filling 3/4 full. Bake for 20-23 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean and tops are springy to the touch.

  5. Let cool completely.


  • Reply
    Valentina | The Baking Fairy
    July 1, 2016 at 7:36 am

    These look fabulous! Yum!

  • Reply
    July 3, 2016 at 7:06 am

    All your food looks absolutely delicious Maresa! I have some gluten free flour sitting in my pantry waiting to be used, so I may just have to make these muffins with it!

  • Reply
    August 20, 2019 at 8:32 am

    These are wonderful! I even had to make some substitutions. Fat free Greek yogurt for half the butter; fat free cottage cheese for 1/3 of the ricotta, and used Stevia for half the sugar. Everything worked like a charm, and the muffins came out beautifully. I like that they aren’t super sweet like some. Thanks!

    • Reply
      August 20, 2019 at 9:11 am

      Those sound like great substitutions! Thanks for commenting and letting others know what works 🙂

  • Reply
    Shannon Marjorie Karen Brown
    December 26, 2019 at 9:27 am

    I made these muffins for Christmas brunch and they were a big hit. I love lemony baked goods so I might add more lemon zest next time, but the recipe is great as is. Thanks for the recipe!

  • Reply
    Terri B
    December 28, 2019 at 12:35 pm

    Do I need to put in the lemon/zest?

    • Reply
      March 19, 2020 at 8:57 am

      You could substitute 2 tbsp milk for the lemon juice and leave out the zest, but then they wouldn’t be Lemon Blueberry Muffins, just Blueberry Muffins 😉

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