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A word of warning…
I originally posted this recipe on my old Paleo blog and shared the story of how I came to add what I thought was lavender to these muffins. The below photo was taken in downtown New Albany, not far from our home. We drive this route pretty much every day and, in the Spring, we have taken to picking a few of the purple flowers when we are stuck at the stop light. We usually just put it in a vase, but one day I decided to add them to a muffin recipe I’d been working on.
Well, after having the recipe up on my blog for a couple of years, a friendly commenter was nice enough to point out that this was indeed not lavender, but Russian sage. Russian sage looks deceptively like lavender and it even smells a bit like lavender. Luckily, it isn’t poisonous because I totally baked it into these muffins and we ate them all up. We probably even shared them with friends and family. Now that I think about it, never EVER use roadside lavender. Just go to the grocery store and purchase some culinary lavender. In general, I would just plain avoid using random roadside plants unless you can verify their origins.
These grain free muffins are bursting with flavor!
With that cautionary tale out of the way, these muffins are actually quite delicious! They are light and fluffy, but full of flavor. The lavender is subtle and the blueberry flavor bursts in your mouth. And they are grain free to boot! I’ll get on that train! Choo Choo!