I'm not a big fan of baking desserts. Unlike some of my friends, and my brother who whips up to-die-for cupcakes and pastries, I prefer to cook. I feel like the elements are more in my control. When you bake, you kinda leave the result of your masterpiece in the hands of the oven. And I don't trust things that emit that much heat [I don't trust our microwave either - I can't tell you how many times my dinner that blown up in that thing]. But today, out of sheer boredom and desperation, I fished out whatever we had in the fridge and whipped up some gluten-free applesauce oatmeal muffins with cinnamon.
What you need: 1 1/2 cups oats 1 1/4 cups soy flour 3/4 tablespoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon baking powder 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup unsweetened applesauce 3/4 cup skim milk 1/4 cup brown sugar 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 egg white
I'm not a big fan of sweet foods, so I put very little sugar, and added more cinnamon instead. If you like it sweeter, add more sugar. If you do not have a wheat allergy, you can stick to normal flour, but use 1/2 a cup of flour instead. Each muffin is about 228 calories.
And here's what you do:
- Heat oven to about 210 degrees Celsius
- Spray muffin tin with cooking spray
- Combine oats, flour, cinnamon, baking powder and baking soda
- Add applesauce, milk, brown sugar, oil and egg white
- Mix just until dry ingredients are moistened
- Fill muffin cups almost full
- Bake 20-22 minutes until deep golden brown
- Serve Warm.