Review: Lakanto Blueberry Muffin Mix
I happened to win a voucher for $20 from the Lakanto Recipe Sharing Group on facebook as part of a marketing campaign they launched to introduce one of their new keto-friendly products: Blueberry Muffin Mix. They chose random winners from the comments on their post, and I was one of them! (I so rarely win that kind of stuff!) Their hope was that the winners would buy their new product(s) and post a review in the group or via Messenger. So here's mine! (Which I'll post as a link in their group.)
Ingredients: Almond Flour, Fiber Blend (Oat Fiber, Tapioca Fiber, Cellulose, Psyllium, and Sugarcane Fiber), Tapioca Starch, Non-GMO Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener (Erythritol and Monk Fruit Extract), Coconut Flour, Blueberry Flavored Bits (Erythritol, Degermed Corn Grits, Corn Fiber, Chicory Root Inulin, Natural Flavor, Sunflower Oil, Fruit and Vegetable Extracts [color], Citric Acid, Monk Fruit Extract), Fava Bean Protein, Natural Flavors, Baking Powder, Sea Salt, Baking Soda, Sunflower Lecithin, Natural Mixed Tocopherols.
Not 100% clean keto due to the bolded ingredients! Net carbs appear to be 1g, but total carbs would be 8g, so that may be prohibitive if you're strict on total carbs. (Only one muffin per serving!)
Prep: Super easy! Mix your favorite oil (I used melted butter) with water and egg, stir in mix, pour in muffin tin. I recommend using silicone muffin tin liners - super slick! Takes about 12-15 minutes to cook.
Taste: Very good! The mix even smelled like the muffin mixes from my childhood and the raw batter was nearly spot on! (I'm not afraid of consuming raw egg.) I noticed only a mild cooling effect at the very end, and barely, at that. Texture was pretty good, though I think I will cook them just a bit longer to get an even crunchier top next time. Fairly moist - though I forgot to taste one 'naked' before I slathered on the butter. 😋
Value: The current price on their website is $10.99 for one bag which is $0.92 per muffin. Seems pricey, but when you consider that a mini keto cupcake is $2.50 at Nadia Cakes it feels like a steal! (Those cupcakes are pretty tasty though....) The nice thing about Lakanto is that they often have discounts and specials AND they have so many tasty products that it's easy to buy enough to get free shipping! (I often buy stuff for my friends and family when I place an order.)
Final analysis: This is a very tasty mix and is worth the price - especially if you purchase it during one of their sales. These kinds of mixes in general are great for getting kids (or adults!) to see that keto versions of their favorite foods can still be tasty! It opens the door for you to have them try (and maybe even help you make) homemade keto versions that may cost a bit less. Super convenient to have on hand in case you need to whip something up quick or to take on your travels to help you stay keto. Next time I may make mini muffins so they are more like sweet bite-sized treats than full on breakfast muffins (since I rarely eat breakfast anyway).
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(out of 5)