..And then my dermatologist plants a bomb shell on me. "Ya know what Robin, maybe lessening your gluten intake will slow down the intensity of your Alopecia." "Wait? What? No. You're just making that up Doc." And maybe she is, but then I read articles about other people who decided to listen to the doctor and ditch that delicious gluten and noticed improvements. So, now since April...I've been riding the "almost" gluten free train. I admit to eating 3 delicious doughnuts and a bite here and there, but for the most part I've cut it out.
It hasn't been nearly as difficult as I thought it would be. The only thing that frustrates me is the $3 price increase on restaurant menus!
Anyways, what I'm getting at here...I've been making some gluten free goodies and I wanted to share.
-Also, i got health nut fancy and used chia seeds instead of eggs for this recipe, what have I become?
Gluten Free Oatmeal Apple Cinnamon Muffins
Ingredients to make 12 muffins:
- 2 cups rolled oats*
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 1/2 cup milk (feel free to use whichever kind of milk you'd like!)
- 1/4 cup applesauce (i used unsweetened)
- 1 apple, peeled and cut into tiny pieces
- 1/2 cup craisins (or regular raisins)
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds with 3 tablespoons water - grinded in a processor**
- 1 tablespoon honey
** - i used the chia seeds as a substitute for eggs. you can just use 1 egg if you'd like :)
- Preheat over to 350° F. Spray muffin pan with cooking spray and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, and baking powder.
- In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together milk, applesauce, and chia seeds.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry mixture and stir together.
- Fold in craisins and apple bits.
- Pour the mix into the muffin tin, do not overfill. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until browned.
- Let cool for 5-10 minutes and transfer to a cooling rack.
- Lightly drizzle honey over top the muffins.
- Indulge warm or cooled.