Last Updated on April 28, 2020 by Chef Mireille
Lavender Corn Muffins are delicious lightly sweetened muffins that can be as easily enjoyed for breakfast as a sweet treat.
So many of my tastes I get from my mother. I have always wondered how much of this is hereditary and how much is subconscious learned behavior. Neither of us are chocolate lovers. Raw onion and overpowering garlic are big turn offs for the both of us. We both love spicy food. Yet my sister is the opposite – she is a huge chocoholic and can’t tolerate spicy food. It’s similar to the whole nature vs. nurture argument. Who knows – one thing I do know is that chocolate never plays a part in any Mother’s Day sweets in my family. Instead, I thought of my Mom’s palate and came up with these Lavender Corn Muffins.
My Mom is from the Caribbean and cornmeal is a grain that we use in every part of our meals from beverages like Akasan to savory porridges like Tutu to desserts like Cornmeal Pudding. I grew up eating Cornmeal Porridge for breakfast, instead of oatmeal or cream of wheat. So when I decided to embrace the theme of Mother’s Day sweets for this week’s BM theme, I thought of foods and flavors that my Mom loves – cornmeal, coconut and lavender are a few of my mom’s favorite foods and so they were all put into these muffins.
If you love cornmeal as much as my Mom, try some of these:
Cornmeal Muffins & Quickbreads
- Southern Style Skillet Cornbread
- Paneer Tikka Cornbread
- Sopa Paraguaya – Paraguayan Cornbread
- Zambian Mealie Bread
- Rosemary Blueberry Corn Muffins
- Lemon Berry Corn Muffins
These muffins are perfect for your Mother’s Day Brunch or breakfast on any day!
I get my lavender from the lavender booth at the Union Square Farmer’s Market, but you can get it at any gourmet supermarket like Whole Foods or Fairway, as well as Amazon.
soft and fluffy…
Lavender Corn Muffins
- Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray silicone muffin cups or a muffin pan with non stick spray.
- In a large bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, coconut, baking powder, salt, baking soda, sugar and lavender. Stir to combine.
- In a small bowl, whisk eggs, coconut milk and oil. Whisk until thoroughly mixed and homogenous.
- Add wet ingredients to dry and mix until thoroughly incorporated.
- Fill muffin cups 3/4 full.
- Bake for 25 minutes until a toothpick or cake tester inserted comes out clean.
Sharmila - The Happie Friends Potpourri Corner
Awesome bake.. Lovely texture and it is to tempt for!!
So wonderful to read about your mom..and those corn muffins look so soft and wonderful texture!
thanks – yes they were very soft
looks so yum.
Wow these muffins look so soft and spongy – like mini sponge cakes.
thank you – yes they are quite light
What amazing flavours, your kitchen must have smelt heavenly whilst these were baking.
yes it did – these are definitely a great morning treat!
Mireille thank you so much for sharing this recipe for the Mother’s Day collection. What a lovely treat for mum.
thanks for the inspiration with the theme
Lovely write up. Muffins looks soft and yummy. Bookmarking it.
Wonderful bake !
That is a fantastic combination. I have never worked with lavender before. Sounds very interesting.
Ages i baked with lavender, those muffins looks absolutely soft and gorgeous Mireille.
The muffins look so good Mir. I think lavender adds a great aroma to them.
Lavender in corn muffins sounds like a great idea! I got to try this!
it is a great combination of flavors
Wow.. the muffins must be tasting so good
they are so delicious – A great way to start the day or as a snack!
I have never tried lavender in any bake or not much experimented with flowers. I would love to try this corn muffins with lavender. The texture has come out wonderful.
Lavender is one of my fave ingredients – I often use it in scones – Definitely you should try it!
I still have to try lavender in cooking,these muffins looks so delicious and well baked look so beautiful and inviting..
oh they were and yes I agree if you haven’t yet, you should try lavender in cooking!
Didn’t see in the recipe where you add the lavender. This recipe looks good.
WOW – you’re right. It’s mixed with all of the dry ingredients. I am editing it now. Thanks for pointing that out to me!