I had a craving for oatmeal muffins the last couple of days. To be honest, I haven’t had a muffin in probably a couple of years now due to my food allergies. I can’t eat anything with eggs, dairy, nuts, or beans. I can tolerate a little bit of gluten and wheat if I have to, but try to make things gluten free if I can.
When I look for recipes now, my process is I find something that looks good in a photo and then I skim the ingredients list to see if I can eat everything the recipe needs. Somethings I know I can substitute, but other times it is too much effort if you have to augment the recipe too much, not to mention it wastes money when I have to toss something that didn’t turn out very well.
Based on my food allergies, I do best when I search for “vegan” recipes as right away I know the eggs or dairy won’t be an issue.
I went browsing online and came across a wonderful site, Bakerita! This was about the third site I checked out. The photo enticed me and right away I noticed I could eat all the ingredients, which meant this would be easy to make.
I didn’t want to check out the rest of her recipes until I sampled the muffin recipe I came looking for. You can get the recipe here.
It was easy to make, I didn’t even drag out the mixer and just made them old school with a spoon and bowl. I liked how she said to cook the chopped up apples first in cinnamon and brown sugar. They smelled so good and I wanted to just eat the apples by themselves.
The only augmentation I made to her recipe was due to what I had on hand in the cupboard. I substituted my strawberry applesauce for the regular applesauce it called for and instead of whole wheat flour, I used regular flour. Due to my allergies, I never keep whole wheat flour on hand. The only thing I might do different is sneak in some more apples.
I stuffed the muffin cups and ended up with ten little goodies and set the timer for twenty minutes. They turned out perfect and I sampled one while it was hot. Super yummy! You don’t realize how much you miss eating something, until you can’t. I ended up eating three in a row. Most people take for granted that they can just go into a store and pick something up and eat it.
I want to give a shout out to Rachel and her site. I loved this recipe and will definitely go back and try making something else! If you want to check out some mouthwatering photos, take a look at her Instagram account too and give her a follow. Happy baking everyone!
- here: Rachel Connors, Bakerita, “Apple Oatmeal Muffins (Vegan),” accessed March 1, 2018, https://www.bakerita.com/apple-oatmeal-muffins-vegan/.
- Instagram account: Rachel Connors, Instagram, accessed March 1, 2018, https://www.instagram.com/bakeritablog/.