So anyway, since changing into this new lifestyle and eating clean, baking has not happened at my house. My husband hasn't complained but believe me, if I go in there and start to bake he will NOT complain either!
I wanted something sweet but not overly so and I didn't want to break the bank on fat and calories either. So after skimming through my cookbooks, I found a few recipes I liked. Well, you know me, I had to combine a few of them and make my own.
Here is what I came up with:
And to make sure I was as healthy as possible I also used grape-seed oil from Pompeian. Grape-seed oil is very healthy and can be used in frying, saute, dressings and baking.
Meyer Lemon and Pecan Muffins
1 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 old fashioned rolled oats
1/3 cup Tagatose
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg, beaten
3/4 cup milk (use whatever you are used to. Almond, soy, coconut it doesn't matter)
1/4 cup grape seed oil (you could use vegetable or coconut)
juice of 3 Meyer lemons
1/3 cup chopped pecans
20-40 drops (you decide on the amount) lemon stevia drops
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a muffin tin with 12 holders.
Mix your dry ingredients in one bowl and beat your wet ingredients in another. Then combine the two. Allow this to sit for about 5 minutes. Then fold in the nuts.
Fill your muffin liners about half way and bake for 18 minutes.
When still hot, drizzle with topping...now this is NOT as healthy but added a little something :)
1 cup powdered sugar
juice and zest from 2 Meyer lemons
mix well and drizzle over muffins
Sweet and tangy!