Vegan Gluten-Free Lavender Blueberry Muffins

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Handpicked blueberries? Check. Homegrown lavender? Yes, please.

Show off your foraging and gardening skills to your co-workers with these tasty muffin morsels. Frozen bluebs and store-bought (or farmer’s market!) lavender work, too. Unless you live in the PNW. In that case, no excuses.

Ingredients:

2 c gluten-free flour (Nameste brand works great!), 1 1/2 c bluberries, 3/4 c almond milk, 1/2 c brown sugar, 1/2 c applesauce, 4 lavender flowers minced, 1 Tbsp flax seed (or Nutiva nut/seed mix), 1 Tbsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp salt, optional coconut oil for glazing

Makes: 12 muffins

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Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Mix the flour and sugar together. Add in the milk and applesauce and stir.

3. Add in remaining ingredients except for the blueberries (save those for last!). Mix evenly.

4. Stir in those tasty bluebs.

5. Coat a muffin pan with no-stick spray or coconut oil.

6. Fill the muffin cups evenly and bake for 30 minutes or until tops are golden brown.

7. Optional: glaze the tops with coconut oil and pop in the oven for 1-2 minutes more being careful  not to over-bake.

8. Cool on a wire rack.

9. Serve, eat, enjoy! Store in sealed container, in fridge if >3 days.

 

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3 thoughts on “Vegan Gluten-Free Lavender Blueberry Muffins”

  1.    Hi Stacey,This recipe looks like it would make fabulous muffins.  I can get the blueberries but don’t know how to get lavender.  Maybe spices at Publics or at the health food store in Marathon Peace, love & dolphins, Valerie

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    1. Hey, Val! You’d be surprised where you can find lavender! Publix has a lot of unique foods I wouldn’t expect. I would, however, anticipate the health food store having it in Marathon. If you can’t find the petals (or leaves work as well!), you can use lavender essential oil, but only 1-2 drops and it needs to be 100% pure and natural to be edible. and apparently pregnant and breastfeeding women aren’t supposed to consume essential oils, so if you’re sharing and use essential oils, be wary of that. hope this helps!!! 🙂

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