NuNaturals Stevia Giveaway and Springtime Lavender Lime Muffins

I recently was sent a ‘sweet’ package from NuNaturals Stevia filled with stevia baking powder, stevia liquid and stevia packets.  Needless to say, I’ve been quite a busy bee in my tiny Manhattan apartment whipping up delicious and decadent goodies.  Here is one of my newest creations…

Springtime Lavender Lime Muffins

This is a fabulous muffin recipe just in time for spring and the upcoming Easter holiday.  I created these delicious muffins last week and I cannot wait to make them again for my family over Easter vacation.  These muffins have the perfect hint of sweetness from the dried lavender and lime…they’ll surely be hard to pass up for a tasty and healthy treat…Enjoy!



  • 2/3 cup NuNaturals Stevia Baking Blend
  • 1 tsp. dried lavender buds
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2/3 cup rice milk
  • 4 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 3 tsp. lime zest
  • Egg substitute for 1 large egg
  • 5 Tbsp. canned pumpkin


  • 1/2 cup stevia
  • 1 tsp. lime zest
  • 1/3 cup Greek plain yogurt


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Spray muffin cups with baking spray.
  • In a food processor, combine stevia and dried lavender; pulse for 1 minute.  Sift through a strainer into a large bowl to remove large pieces of lavender.  Whisk in flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; blend well.
  • In a separate small bowl, whisk rice milk, lime juice and 3 tsp. lime peel.
  • In a separate medium bowl, beat egg substitute with pumpkin puree and rice milk mixture.
  • Create a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in egg mixture; mix to blend.
  • Divide among muffin cups and bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  • For topping, combine stevia and lime peel in a small bowl.  Dip the top of each cooled muffin in Greek plain yogurt, then sprinkle with stevia mixture.
  • Enjoy!

And now for the Giveaway!

NuNaturals Stevia has offered to send 4 of my readers one box of our NuStevia packets, plus one bottle of our new Alcohol Free Vanilla Stevia liquid.

Here are 3 ways you can enter to win:

  • Leave me a comment on this post telling me your favorite way to use NuNaturals Stevia.
  • Link back to this contest on your blog.
  • Tweet: @Thehealthyapple is hosting a NuNaturals Stevia giveaway.

All entrants must reside in the U.S.

I will pick 4 random winners on Friday, March the 26th at 5:00 PM EST.

Good Luck!


24 Responses

  1. Yummy recipe, am I missing the amt of dried lavender though? I use stevia to sweeten my oatmeal, I use it in my Greek yogurt with cinnamon and blueberries, in coffee…I’ve not used it in baking yet.

    • Thanks Heather, hehe…key ingredient!

    • Congrats darling; you are one of my winners!!!! Have a fabulous day! Best, Amie

      On Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 6:18 PM, Amie Valpone wrote:

      > Thanks Heather, hehe…key ingredient! >

  2. looks great – thanks for sharing!!!

  3. i love stevia mixed in with plain yogurt and pumpkin. yum!

  4. i keep little packets in my purse all the time so i don’t have to resort to refined sugar and other substitutes at coffee shops! 🙂

  5. I put it in dessert teas like Vanilla or Chai.

  6. Oh, I’d love to use it to make some yummy pancakes!! 🙂

  7. I just wrote a post about Steaz, sparkling green tea made with stevia. So good!

  8. I use stevia in just about anything I would typically put sugar in… Although I have yet to bake with it! I love it in coffee, tea, oatmeal, plain yogurt… I suppose I could keep going, but I’m sure you get the jist 🙂

  9. I’ve never used stevia, but I think it would be great to use it in cakes and muffins instead of white sugar.

  10. I’ve just started using stevia in my tea and love it. I want to play with it some more in dished though.

  11. I love it in my morning breakfast drink and protein brownies!:-)CC

  12. I use it to make sweet snacks for my kids! They love them and I love that they are not getting any sugar!

  13. I like to use it in chai lattes

  14. I love the vanilla stevia and regular stevia in my coffee and tea! I tweeted about your giveaway and am going to link back to my blog as well! 😀 Great giveaway!!

  15. In my tea!!! I also add it to my smoothies and oats depending on what flavor I’m going for. This is a great giveaway! I love the idea for these muffins, I think it’s time to do some baking.

  16. In my tea and my coffee:)

  17. The vanila drops are AMAZING in plain greek yogurt- really they change the whole taste 🙂

  18. I tweeted it (@kimmyjahnke)

  19. Tweeted! (@annewing)

  20. I have never tried it, but I would definitely use it as a substitute in my coffee, oatmeal, and smoothies in place of my favorite cancer-causing fake sugar (hides face in shame)

  21. Did you already choose the winners for this giveaway?

    • Yes, I chose the 4 winners on Friday evening at 5PM EST…Be sure to keep checking in as I have more giveaways soon to come! Have a great night, Annie!

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