Dukan Diet Recipes – Chocolate and Cinnamon Oat Bran Muffins

In this post I’m going to give you two slightly different muffin recipes, one for Chocolate Oat Bran Muffins and the other for Cinnamon Oat Bran Muffins as I have to make sure those of you who don’t like chocolate or who like a little variety are also catered for! The great thing about muffins is that you can have them for breakfast, as a snack at any time of day or eat one to round off your lunch or dinner. The best thing about the Dukan Diet for me is that it allows me to feel that I’m not on a diet at all, having a chocolate muffin with my coffee is a well deserved reward rather than a diet breaker.


Chocolate Oat Bran Muffins

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons of oat bran
  • 4 teaspoons of reduced fat, no sugar added cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 tablespoons of zero fat yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • Sweetener to taste

Method

  1. Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Add the yogurt and eggs and whisk until smooth.
  3. Add sweetener to taste.
  4. Divide the mixture equally between 6 paper muffin cases in a muffin tray.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F for 15 to 18 minutes.

Cinnamon Oat Bran Muffins

Use the recipe above but

  1. Omit the cocoa powder and instead add 1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon.
  2. Reduce the quantity of yogurt to 5 tablespoons.

If you are looking for other ideas on how to incorporate oat bran in to your diet you might like to read my post How Can I Eat Oat Bran on the Dukan Diet, which gives 10 ideas and suggestions for eating oat bran with links to recipes.

112 Responses to “Dukan Diet Recipes – Chocolate and Cinnamon Oat Bran Muffins”

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  • su on April 23, 2014

    Hi Amber
    Greatr website. I make these muffins but use 1.5 teaspoons of oatbran, 1/2 tea spoon of wheatbran. A small pot of fat free yoghurt. Caramel flavouring (no alcohol type) teaspoon of baking powder, sweetner to taste. 1 whole egg and 3 egg whites.
    It makes 6 muffins. Am I allowed to eat them all in one day as somehow it just feels wrong as they are so delicious.
    Thanks

    Su x

    • Amber on April 23, 2014

      Hi Su

      Based on the ingredients used you really are Ok to enjoy all of the recipe in one day.

      Best wishes

      Amber:)

  • Lainey on March 23, 2014

    Hi,
    I am on the cruise phase and love the cinnamon and chocolate muffins. Should I have one per day or two? Thank you!
    Lainey

    • Amber on March 24, 2014

      Hi Lainey

      Assuming you made 6 muffins with the mixture you could have 2 per day but this uses all of your daily serving of oat bran.

      Kind regards

      Amber:)

  • Maninalee on March 8, 2014

    How much stevia is allowed per day?

    • Amber on March 9, 2014

      Hi Maninalee

      Try to stay under 12 teaspoons a day.

      Kind regards

      Amber:)

  • Maninalee on March 8, 2014

    Thanks for these receipts.
    I have been on and off Dukan for 3 years now. I know it works to get the weight off, but I never managed to get to phase 3. As a result I go back to binging and end up gaining 10 kilos in 3 months. How healthy is this? Now I need to lose 15 kilos again! Any thoughts?

    • Amber on March 9, 2014

      Hi Maninalee

      Yo-yo dieting is not good for your health but neither is being over weight. You really need to seek professional help and advice as to be successful you will need to tackle the underlying problems that are causing you to binge.

      Kind regards

      Amber:)

  • Laverna on February 21, 2014

    i didn’t know we could eat these muffins on the attack phase??? is that right?>

    • Amber on February 21, 2014

      Hi Laverna

      You can eat the cinnamon but not the chocolate as the cocoa is a tolerated food that is added in the Cruise phase.

      Kind regards

      Amber:)

      • Jen on April 22, 2014

        I have just started attack phase so its great to hear we can make those muffins in cinnamon

        • Amber on April 22, 2014

          Hi Jen

          Being able to eat a muffin makes you feel as if you’re not dieting:)

          Kind regards

          Amber:)

  • Kaajal on February 1, 2014

    Just tried a vegan version of the cinnamon (soy milk and cider vinegar instead of the yoghurt, plus a touch of baking soda), they didn’t rise quite so much but they tasted yum!

    • Amber on February 2, 2014

      Hi Kaaj

      I’m glad it worked out!

      Best wishes

      Amber:)

  • Lisa on January 18, 2014

    Can I use 1% milk as it’s below the 2% dairy threshold? I hate the grey look of skimmed :-)

    • Amber on January 18, 2014

      Hi Lisa

      Yes you can use 1% milk if you prefer.

      Best wishes

      Amber:)

      • Lisa on January 18, 2014

        Thanks Amber,

        9lb loss in attack and starting cruise today :-)

        I have one other question. Are fresh chillis allowed as strictly speaking they’re a fruit?

        Thanks

        Lisa

        • Amber on January 18, 2014

          Hi Lisa

          So are tomatoes! But chillis and other peppers are fine to enjoy.

          Kind regards

          Amber:)

  • Lucy Caine on January 16, 2014

    Hi Amber,

    Thank you for that information. Yes it is the plain sweetener I’m using not the. Baking blend, maybe I will try an alternative and see how it goes.

    I don’t feel overly constipated or suffering from water retention, I certainly feel less bloated, I just wish the scales would move!

    Many thanks
    Lucy

    • Amber on January 16, 2014

      Hi Lucy

      If you are feeling bloated something isn’t quite right. Are you coming up to your time of the month?

      Best wishes

      Amber:)

  • Lucy on January 15, 2014

    Hi Amber,

    I have made both the Cinnamon and Chocolate Oatbran muffins, using Truvia which is a Silver Spoon product – ‘calorie free sweetener from the Stevia leaf’. It contains 0 calories but is 99.0g carbohydrates per 100g.
    I have not lost any weight for 4 days now, despite having stuck to the rules – could this sweetner be slowing down my weight loss do you think?
    I don’t like the galettes and I’m not keen on oatbran porridge!
    Many thanks
    Lucy

    • Amber on January 15, 2014

      There are two types of Truvia

      The plain sweetener and this is a quote from truvia.com/health “One of the most frequently asked questions by carb conscious consumers is whether they should count the grams of carbohydrate on the label. The answer is no. Labeling regulations require that all carbohydrates, both usable and non-usable, be listed on the label. Truvía® natural sweetener does not contain usable carbohydrates.”

      The baking blend and the official Truiva site says “The amount of Truvía® Baking Blend used in your patient’s recipes and the amount of sugar it provides to a serving of their recipe should be considered as your patient manages their carbohydrate intake. For example, a cup of sugar has about 190 grams of usable carbohydrate. An equal amount of sweetness from Truvía® Baking Blend (1/2 cup) contains about 47 grams of sugar or usable carbohydrate.”

      But as you say it has no calories I’m assuming you used the plain sweetener and this would be OK to use.

      When a person is following the diet correctly the two most likely reasons for weight loss stagnation are constipation and/or water retention. Do you think either of these apply to you?

      Kind regards

      Amber:)

  • Melinda on January 4, 2014

    Hi,
    I hate using artificial sweeteners, is there anything natural I can add in attack phase?

    • Amber on January 4, 2014

      Hi Melinda

      The Dukan Diet in general tries avoids sugar so there is no natural alternative to the sweeteners used.

      Stevia is extracted from a natural plant but it is highly processed.

      Kind regards

      Amber:)

    • Judy on January 15, 2014

      I love a new product called Habitall. It is all natural made with monkfruit. I buy it at Whole Foods. They have a website where I think you can buy it.
      HabitFoods.com

      • Amber on January 15, 2014

        Hi Judy

        One teaspoon of Habitall contains 1.7 calories and 4.9 grams of carbohydrates so I’m afraid it isn’t suitable to use on the Dukan Diet.

        Kind regards

        Amber:)

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