RECIPES - NEWS FROM THE YOGA SANCTUARY
from Janine's Kitchen
~ October 2005 Recipe
Oat Bran Oatmeal Muffins - Vegan Sugar-Free
Difficulty - easy ~ Makes about 15 muffins
This great recipe is new to my collection I don't know where I clipped
it from. I wasn't totally keen on the texture of the muffins so add
oatmeal and more cinnamon. They are NOT very sweet so if you like things
a bit sweeter I would recommend you add 1/4-1/2 cup of sugar. My husband
thought they were sweet enough but I wanted them a bit sweeter!!! I'll
let you know where else you can play with the recipe more to fine tune
it to your liking.
3 large apples peeled and chopped (about 3 cups..if you like less apples
just use 2)
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup oatmeal flaked (try not to use instant, its just more processed
and less nutritious)
1 cup unbleached white flour
1 cup oat bran
(NB: total amount of dry is 4 cups. Play around if you like don't like
oatmeal or oat bran ..add more flour, wheat germ, spelt flour)
2 1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon or less
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 12oz of apple juice concentrate thawed
3 tbsp applesauce (if you don't have you can skip this)
1 cup water ..less depending on batter, could also add apple juice
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp cider vinegar
1. Heat oven 325 F. Lightly oil muffin tin.
2. Pour a bit of the apple juice concentrate onto the oatmeal and let
sit for a few minutes to soften.
3. Mix the rest of the dry ingredients together. Then add softened oatmeal
to the dry ingredients. (if you are adding sugar, do it here. If you
want to stick to a vegan recipe add any organic sugar you like)
4. Add apples to the dry mixture to coat (keeps them from sinking).
Mix it well because once you add the liquid you don't want to stir it
a lot otherwise you will have a less tender muffin. Then add the apple
juice concentrate mixed with the vinegar. If its still dry, add the
applesauce or add some water until batter forms. Fill muffin tins
5. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
all, my name is Janine and I'm excited to share with you recipes that
I've collected over the years. Maybe even your favourite recipe! I love
to cook and I love to eat. If you would like to share a recipe for consideration
into this column please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.