We got the recipe for what I’m calling “the Magical Disappearing Muffin” from Fox ‘N’ Hounds Sunrise Orange Muffin. The batter is lovely and holds up well in the refrigerator, and many of the flavors can be swapped for your favorites.

Our ingredients are as follows:

1/2 Cup Unsalted, sweet butter

1 Cup sugar

2 Large eggs

2 Cups all-purpose flour

1 Tsp. baking soda

1 (8 oz) container plain yogurt

1/4 Cup chopped (and toasted) pecans

The grated rind of one lemon (or 1 tsp. grated orange rind)

1 Tbs. Cooking Lavender


1 Tbs. sugar

The juice of 1 lemon

1/4 Cup chopped pecans


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Mix the lemon rind and the yogurt together.

Beat butter at a medium speed until creamy; gradually add the sugar, beating well.

Add eggs, one at a time beating until blended.

Combine flour and baking soda, add to butter mixture alternating with yogurt, beginning and ending with flour mixture.

Beat at a low speed until blended after each addition.

Stir in pecans. Crush the lavender by rubbing it between your palms (to release the essential oils) and stir into the mix.

Fill a greased muffin pan or paper baking cups about 3/4 full.

Mix the tablespoon of sugar with the lemon juice.

Spoon mixture onto muffins, then sprinkle with the chopped pecans.

Bake for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown.

This recipe makes about 12 muffins.

Once done they’re nearly impossible to resist with the sweet-tart-crunchy topping, and innkeeper Lacey couldn’t wait to get a bite. We garnished with a sprig of fresh lavender from our garden, but you can also use dried lavender, chopped pecans, or a lemon wedge.

That first bite is soooo good, this muffin will disappear right before your eyes!

Mmmmmm… I just couldn’t resist this muffin for a second longer!

It’s almost gone already?!

Saving the best bite for last!

This muffin is delicious to the very last bite. Enjoy!