Sunday, September 25, 2011

Dukan Vanilla Lavender Oat Bran Muffins

Since the male half of this couple doesn't really care for muffins, etc...we're not requiring him to sample muffins :-)

These are our orange muffins, but the lavender ones look
the same except you can see the lavender in them.
These were great...if you like lavender that is.  Some people don't care for the taste of lavender.  Lavender buds are pretty expensive, but this recipe uses 1.5 to 2 tsp of lavender buds and the buds are very light in weight so it won't break the bank.

We used the same recipe we've been using for our oat bran muffins replacing the flavored extract with the lavender.  If you have an herb or coffee grinder, you may want to grind the lavender buds up to release more flavor.  We don't have a grinder, so we usually just rough chop the lavender buds.

RECIPE:
Makes 8-9 medium sized muffins
Prep Time: 10 minutes or less
Bake Time: 15-20 minutes (depending on your oven)

3/4 c. oat bran
1/4 c. wheat bran
2 t. baking powder
4 t. truvia or other natural sweetener
2 T. sugar free vanilla pudding mix (powder)
1.5 to 2 t. lavender buds (ground or rough chopped)
1 - 6 oz. nonfat vanilla yogurt
1 c. egg whites

Mix all dry ingredients together.  Add yogurt and egg whites and whisk.  Pour into muffin pan (we line ours with muffin liners).  Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-20 minutes or until done.

Enjoy!

3 comments:

  1. i would never have thought of putting lavender in any food!! these sound very interesting ....

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  2. Thank you!

    Me too on the lavender until I had a lavender scone on Maui, mmm.

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