individual orange almond muffin & nunaturals giveaway.

Second only to cake batter recipes is my love for single-serving recipes. I just love the idea of only using ingredients as needed, and I’ll take a fresh-out-of-the-oven treat over an pre-made one any day of the week.

On this particular day, that looked a little bit like this.

ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup almond meal/flour (I used Trader Joe’s)
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 flax egg **
  • 1/2 teaspoon Orange NuStevia Liquid
  • 1 NuNaturals Stevia packet OR 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • “orange butter” for topping (optional – see below)

directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a bowl whisk together the butter, flax egg, sweetener, and Orange NuStevia Liquid. Add the almond flour, baking powder, and salt and mix until combined. Pour batter into a greased/lined muffin pan, and bake for 15 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes.

** To make flax egg, mix together 1 teaspoon ground flax and 3 teaspoons water in a cup and let sit for at least a minute. Using one egg white will work as well, but I prefer the consistency that the flax egg gives (using an egg white will lend to a fluffier, less dense muffin).

I took the muffin up a notch by topping it with an easy orange-flavored butter. To make the butter I combined 1/2 tablespoon of room temperature butter with 4-5 drops of the Orange NuStevia Liquid.

Uh, yum. The combination of the orange and almond flavors was unique but really delicious, and it made for a perfect addition to my breakfast. I’ll definitely be making this again soon!

Want to try this muffin recipe for yourself? NuNaturals is letting me give away one bottle of each of their new Lemon and Orange Flavored Stevia Liquids to FOUR readers!

three ways to enter:

  • Leave a comment on this post saying what your favorite single-serving recipe/meal is.
  • “Like” the NuNaturals Facebook page
  • tweet: “I entered @alagracie’s @NuNaturals giveaway! http://tinyurl.com/88ujxpw”

***You can enter once or all three times, but be sure to leave a comment for each entry so they can be counted accordingly.***

Rules: cannot be shipped to PO boxes. Must be able to provide your full name, specific address, and email address. Contest will end on Monday, 4/23 at 4pm EST.

If you’d like to place a NuNaturals order, head over to their website and enter discount code BLG0612 at checkout to receive a 15% DISCOUNT on your entire order, effective until 6/30/12. You can also receive free shipping in the Continental U.S. on all orders exceeding $35 after discounts.

Good luck! :)

***Winners have been chosen and emailed!***

Comments

  1. Alex says

    My favorite single serving meal has to be a protein cookie made in the microwave. Love it with some cottage cheese!

  2. Monica says

    I hope this is open to Canadians, too!
    I love any single serving cake, brownie, muffin, anything sweet honestly :)

  3. Jessica says

    Overnight oatmeal! I actually love adding nunaturals vanilla stevia drops to the oatmeal!

  4. alain says

    thanks for holding this awesome giveaway! I LOVE single serving oatmeal packets. I mix it up with whatever add ins I have lying around (e.g. dried cherries, shredded coconut, maple syrup, crumbs of a banana cake, etc)and it just makes my day :)

  5. 91% Chocolate Lover says

    My favorite single serving recipe: Lauren at Healthy Food for Living’s Zucchini Bread Pancakes For One.

  6. says

    Yum, this looks absolutely delicious! My favorite single serving recipe has got to be the baked oatmeal from chocolate covered katie. I definitely don’t make it often enough, but every time I do I love it :)

  7. Emily says

    I live alone, so technically everything I make is for a singleton. Right now, my favorite is mini quiche!

  8. says

    I’m in college, so I have to make most meals for one serving. However, my favorite new discovery is stuffed squash. I start with two yellow squashes and spoon out the insides. I saute an onion, add the insides, then add tomato sauce and italian spices. After the sauce cooks down, I let it cool, stir in an egg white, then fill the squash “bowls” with the mixture and bake until tender. So delicious!

  9. tracy s says

    I like single serving cookies, I definitely don’t need a few dozen of those laying around :)

  10. Erin says

    i use vanilla stevia in everything! i actually just ran out last night, really want to try the lemon one.
    i live alone so most of my recipes are single serving (or at least end up being that way). my favorite thing to make for myself is probably a big kale and avocado salad

  11. Kim says

    Sweet potato, Avocado, Black Beans, Whichever type of cheese all mixed together. YUM! perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!