Dukan Diet Recipes: Muffins, Cookies, Breads & Sweet Treats

In my humble opinion it is the oat bran which gives the Dukan Diet the edge as it just allows you to add so many different dishes to your diet.  The daily allowance of one tablespoon of wheat bran and cornflour/corn starch as a tolerated item also helps.  The oat bran and wheat bran really help to combat the most common side effect of following Dukan which is of course constipation.

Muffins are to die for and being able to eat two of them a day can really help you forget that you are on a diet at all.  But it isn’t just muffins that you can have there are also recipes that you can use to make Dukan bread and various biscuits too.  I’ve also included meringues in this list as they are a great sweet treat served with sweetened Greek yogurt and either goji berries or stewed rhubarb.

The difficulty is of course deciding how to use your daily serving of oat bran as you can only have up to 1.5 tablespoons each day in the Attack Phase and up to 2 tablespoons a day in Cruise.

If you have no oat bran left you can of course have

26 Responses to “Dukan Diet Recipes: Muffins, Cookies, Breads & Sweet Treats”

  • Brandi on September 17, 2015

    Hello, I recently found your site through some web surfing and I am trying Dukan again. I did pretty well the first go, but did not complete my cruise phase. It has been about 3 years, and all of the weight I fought so hard to lose the first time is back, and it brought some company with it! I am down 20+ from my heaviest (ever), and on day 4 of AP. I found your recipes, and a lot of others, but I’d really like to NOT include tolerated items. However, I was wondering if protein powders are allowed, I don’t remember seeing anything about them in the book, or on their website. I am thinking that maybe the carb content is too high, but wasn’t sure. I have seen several muffin recipes that use protein powder and claim to be Dukan friendly. So, I was just curious as to whether or not this is truly Dikan friendly.

    Thanks in advance for an answer, and even more for such a great resource!

    • Amber on September 25, 2015

      Hi Brandi

      Certainly Dr Dukan has very strong view against using Protein powder as a meal replacement but very occasionally Dr Dukan will use protein powder in one of his recipes so I can’t say it isn’t allowed but as you don’t want to use tolerated items I’d suggest skipping the protein powder too.

      Best wishes


  • Rebecca on August 13, 2015

    Could you substitute Wheat Germ for wheat bran? Not sure what the difference is?

    • Amber on August 16, 2015

      Hi Rebecca

      Sorry no. Wheat germ is the part of the seed that will sprout and grow, whereas the bran is the outer layer of the seed. The bran is very high in non-soluble fibre and this is why it makes a useful addition to the Dukan Diet.

      Best wishes


  • Eman on July 15, 2015

    hi Amber, thank you so much for the great advice. I am on the cruise phase now and I am no longer losing weight. Besides following all the rules, is there anything else to do. I am currently doing 2 day PV and 2 days PP.

    Also, I have been reading a lot lately about the health benefits of coconut oil and how it reduces belly fat especially if it consumed with a high protein diet. Is a table spoon of it a day ok while on the Dukan?

    • Amber on July 26, 2015

      Hi Eman

      The coconut oil isn’t an allowed food and as a tablespoon of this oil contains 117 calories adding it to your diet could actually prevent you losing weight unless you reduced the food you were eating to compensate.

      Best wishes


  • Miss James on February 5, 2015


    I’m on day two of this diet (attack phase). When looking for oat bran muffins recipes am I only allowed to have two (muffins) as the amount of bran I’m to use exceeds daily amount during this phase. Apologies if this is a repeated question

    • Amber on February 5, 2015

      Hi Miss James

      That’s right you limit the muffins or other baked goods to the amount of oat bran you are allowed. If each muffin contains 1 tablespoon of oat bran this would mean eating 1 and 1/2 muffins in the Attack Phase.

      Kind regards


  • Kathryn Kelly on August 29, 2014

    Hi Amber, I am on day 5 of the attack phase and let me tell you for someone who eats chicken or turkey once a week and the other 6 days vegetarian… this was very trying. I suffer from the 3 o clock sugar low haha and usually would turn to fruit or something Un healthy hence going on the diet. Typically when my suagr levels get low I get nauseous and dizzy. ( I’ve been tested for diabetes and the results are always neg.) What would you recommend having during this time to get over the low.
    Also at the age of 27 I had a dysfunctional gall bladder removed (not due to stones) this past January and I’m experiencing the opposite of the constipation related to the diet. I think I might wait to see if the non starchy veggies will help.
    Thank you so much and i look forward to your response!

    • Amber on August 29, 2014

      Hi Kathryn

      Have you considered following the vegetarian version of the Dukan?

      Kind regards


  • Yinka on August 16, 2014

    Hi Anna,

    I am in the Attack phase of Dukan and just bought a sweetner which contains Aspartame and maltodextrine. It contains 1.9 Kcal per serving.
    Is that an allowed sweetner to use?


    Kind Regards,


    • Amber on August 17, 2014

      Hi Yinka

      The sweeteners used should have zero calories.

      Kind regards


  • Artemisia on March 29, 2014

    hi. i d like to know at which phase we can it those sweets. thank you.

    • Amber on March 29, 2014

      Hi Artemisia

      If you are asking when you can eat these foods, most can be eaten from the Attack Phase but it does depend on the ingredients as for example the chocolate muffins contain cocoa powder which is a tolerated item that is only allowed from the Cruise Phase. Also the Carrot cake contains vegetables so can only be eaten on a PV day in Cruise.

      KInd regards


  • san on November 15, 2013

    Hi, I can’t find oat bran anywhere, what do I do?

    • Amber on November 15, 2013

      Hi San

      Don’t worry you can follow the Dukan Diet without using oat bran. The oat bran is a fairly recent addition to the Dukam and it was added by Dr Dukan mainly due to the health benefits it provides.

      Best wishes


    • Rebecca on August 13, 2015

      Amazon has it :-)

  • lia on October 4, 2013

    Hi Amber,

    i am on day 4 of the attack phase. i have just delivered via c-section. it has been a month now. becaus i was so enthusiatic to lose the weight, i didnt consult my doctor first. Just fyi, i am not bretfeeding.

    second question, is it ok to use a little bit of fish saucebin the cooking?

    thanks in advance!

  • Meghan on October 2, 2013

    Hi Amber!

    thank you for your fantastic website. I have just made the oat bran cinnamon muffins…oh my they are amazing! But I have also just found the dukan oat bran biscuits at my local health shop. Obviously oat bran is so versatile and you can add so many nice things to your day by having it. However, I am a bit confused on the actual daily intake. Technically each muffin contains one tablespoon as there are 6 muffins made and 6 tablespoons of oat bran in the recipe. So the most I could eat is 2 per day (cruise phase). but what about the dukan biscuits? It says on the box that one pack of 3 biscuits equals 2 tolerated foods. So would i be allowed to have the muffins AND the oat bran biscuits? I didn’t think so because in essence that would be too much oat bran in one day, even if I havent had any other ‘tolerated’ items?? Hope you can help!

    • Amber on October 2, 2013

      Hi Meghan

      You need to be really careful when buying Dukan foods as some of them are only allowed in the Consolidation Phase such as Chocolate Chips Oat Bran Biscuits http://www.mydukandietshop.co.uk/en/product/Chocolate-Chips-Oat-Bran-Biscuits,13987.html but others are allowed from the Cruise Phase. Judging from what you’ve said I think you’ve got ones which can be eaten from Cruise.

      You can have the muffins and the oat bran biscuits provided you don’t use any tolerated items making the muffins such as cocoa powder or have any other tolerated items in the day.

      Best wishes


  • Anna on August 24, 2013

    Thanks for this Amber! I had to read it a couple of times, but I think I get it now;) Did you mean the third link with 24 cakes? So yeah, basically it looks like I need to replace a cup of self-raising flour with baking powder + cornflour (tolerated item 1), as chocolate is tolerated item 2. Forget about icing then!

    The bit that I don’t quite get is how did you end up with 2 cakes per day? If 1tbs = 3ts (or 4ts in Australia) and you’re allowed either 1 or 2 ts (depends on your source) of chocolate powder a day, than it looks like you’d be able to eat half of the cakes (12?!), provided you could make up a cup worth of self-raising flour with corn flower, oat bran and wheat bran… Which, I guess, is impossible. A cup is 16 tbs, right? So 1tbs corn flower + 2 oat bran + 1tbs wheat bran = 4tbs x 4 days = 16. It seems that theses cakes could be eaten across 4 days? 24/4 = 6. Or if oat bran is eliminated, then more corn flour is needed, meaning less cakes per day. Am I on the right path here with this logic?;)))

    Or the second recipe is a flourless cake, but has oil. If rapseed oil is replaced by olive oil (tolerated item), it looks like a frosting can be added and the cake should be eaten across as many days as the amount of teaspoons it takes to make half a cup of both oil and choc powder.


    • Amber on August 24, 2013

      Hi Anna

      LOL! That’s what happens when you don’t use your glasses!

      The amount of oil in the first two recipes put me off. 1/2 cup = 8 tablespoons = 32 teaspoons.

      You are on exactly the right lines. The mix of cocoa powder/corn flour/oat bran/wheat bran used has to be accounted for from your daily allowances. If you used 16 tablespoons of cornflour plus 4 teaspoons of cocoa powder you would use 10 days tolerated items, replacing 7 tablespoons of cornflour with wheat bran would use 6.5 days tolerated items and 7 days of wheat bran and still leave you with all your oat bran.

      Best wishes


      • Anna on August 24, 2013

        Yeah, you’re right with the oil, I’d have to it for a month… Thank you so much for your help! I might attempt it after I try your carrot cake first;)

  • Anna on August 24, 2013

    Can someone please adapt this http://thesaffrongirl.com/paleo-beetroot-cake/, this http://www.elanaspantry.com/purple-velvet-torte/ and this http://ironmumkarla.com.au/2013/07/low-fat-chocolate-beetroot-mini-cakes.html into a Dukan Beetroot & chocolate cake / cupcakes, kind of like a carrot cake above? I imagine it might not necessarily have bran in it, to ‘save’ the allowance for something else. Would be amazing with fat-free cream cheese, a bit of lemon juice or vanilla and stevia frosting for PV days!

    • Amber on August 24, 2013

      Hi Anna

      I’m not a great beetroot eater so won’t be trying this one myself. I’ve looked at both recipes and the second one looks the easiest to change. As the recipe makes 14 you could have two a day on PV days and use your two daily tolerated items for how ever many days needed to replace the self raising flour with a small amount of baking powder and corn starch (corn flour)which is a tolerated item and to give you the cocoa powder. It is the cornstarch/corn flour and cocoa powder that are tolerated items. A lot of people use a tablespoon of wheat bran a day in addition to the daily serving of oat bran and don’t treat it as a tolerated item so you could use this to top up the amount to one cup without using your daily oat bran allowance (The wheat bran is an allowed addition to treat constipation). If you do use any bran oat or wheat it may soak up more liquid. The honey will need to be replaced with a sweetener of your choice.

      Hope this is helpful.

      Kind regards


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