Vegan Apple Oatmeal Muffins

Erin Chapman

Photo: Erin Chapman.

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!

Notes: 

  1. here: Rachel Connors, Bakerita, “Apple Oatmeal Muffins (Vegan),” accessed March 1, 2018, https://www.bakerita.com/apple-oatmeal-muffins-vegan/.
  2. Instagram account: Rachel Connors, Instagram, accessed March 1, 2018, https://www.instagram.com/bakeritablog/.
About Erin Chapman (35 Articles)
Erin is a writer and co-admin for the online vampire magazine Vamped. She is owner of Vampire Classifieds and Horror Classifieds. Her background is marketing and sales and has been in the industry for over 13 years. She lives in Vancouver, Canada. Due to food allergies, she has a very selective diet and group of foods she can eat.