It’s your favorite quick bread reinvented for bright summer mornings. Baking blogger Shiran Dickman—the brains behind baking blog Pretty. Simple. Sweet.—helps you get your summer lovin’ straight out of the oven with bright muffins bursting with fresh fruity flavor.
Ricotta cheese gives these delicate muffins an ultra-moist texture and richer taste. The touch of tang balances out the sweetness from the fresh bits of strawberry.
Inspired by your favorite childhood treat, these sweet and salty muffins are incredibly fluffy (thanks to the peanut butter), but the oozy jam surprise at the muffin’s the center is the real game changer. We used strawberry, but you can use any flavor jam you like.
Fresh raspberries bring a surge of summertime to the classic lemon-poppy seed combo. When folding the berries into the batter, be gentle so as not to crush them. Otherwise, you won’t get those concentrated bursts of red in the final muffin. With yogurt used in place of milk, these muffins offer a super-tender texture layered with just the right amount of crunch from the poppy seeds.
These indulgent muffins are a guaranteed win for your next potluck brunch. The key? A double dose of white chocolate—both in the batter and drizzled on top post-bake—enhanced by the subtle citrus punch from a touch of lemon zest. If you like your muffins sweet, these are for you.
This epic flavor profile translates beautifully into muffin form. The batter is strong enough to hold an ample amount of fresh, diced peaches. Heavy cream keeps the crumb light and tender, and you still get a burst of juicy peach in every bite.