Saturday, July 16, 2011

Dukan Chocolate Oat Bran Muffins

RECIPE RATING:
HE SAID: Not bad for healthy muffins, but I'm not a muffin guy
SHE SAID: Yum!

Dukan Chocolate Oat Bran Muffins
A couple weeks ago we came across a couple of recipes for Dukan muffins.  We tried the Vanilla Moist ones which are great, but we are chocolate lovers, so we had to try this recipe.  Oh heaven!  The female half of this couple has been eating them pretty much every day!

We tried adding raw cacao nibs (0 grams of sugar) which are great in smoothies, but seemed a little too bitter in these muffins - perhaps we need to add less nibs.  In smoothies, the nibs taste just like chocolate chips! The cinnamon version is also very delicious.

We've made these with all oat bran and with oat bran with wheat bran and both taste great.  The ones with wheat bran are a little more muffin like.  A great way to get your daily does of oat bran.

RECIPE
Makes 6 regular sized muffins
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 15-18 minutes (for our oven it usually takes 20 minutes)

1 t. baking powder
2 1/2 T. unsweetened cocoa powder
2 eggs
3-4 T. natural sweetener (REVISED - original recipe called for 6-8 T, but it was too sweet for us)
4 T. oat bran (fine)
2 T. wheat bran
6 T. plain Greek yogurt

Preheat oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit. Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl.  Add wet ingredients, stir well.  Pour batter into muffin pan (we use muffin liners for less clean up).   Bake for 15-18 minutes or until done.  Cool and enjoy.

These muffins make a great breakfast or snack.

3 comments:

  1. Hi. I tried to make these but they keep sticking. If I use the paper - they stick to the paper and I loose a lot of the muffin (oat bran). Any suggestions?
    My recipe is a little different though...
    http://me-on-dukan.blogspot.com/2012/02/recipe-chocolate-oatbran-muffins.html

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    1. Hi Athena Unbound, glad you got to try the recipe. Ours sticks to the paper also...we probably should have mentioned that. We always eat muffins and cupcakes with forks, so it wasn't too much of a problem since we just scrape it off with the form, although it's not as pretty. We would try making them in a nonstick muffin pan if you're ok with not using the liners. We use the liners because we don't have nonstick pans and less clean up. Thanks for sharing your recipe, we'll have to try it and it's great you have the grams of fat, sugar etc on your page!

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