Gluten-free/Dairy Free Leftover-Oatmeal Muffins – Opening the door wide for health!

October 28, 2009 at 10:01 pm 4 comments

Organic oatmeal

Organic oatmeal served with strawberries, walnuts and raw honey.

Sunday morning a wonderful group of women ate organic oatmeal topped with fruit, nuts and raw honey instead of nutrient-void bagels and processed cream cheese.

Now, this might not seem like a big deal, but it is! It’s a huge deal when a room full of Jewish women leave the traditional white flour bagels and cream cheese virtually untouched and choose a nutrient-rich, whole grain, plant based breakfast.

I am pleased with myself because I opened the door wide for health. I brought this highly nutritious whole food to our “bagel brunch” and made it easy for these women to step into a healthier choice. This is one of the things that I love about my work. I love supporting people to walk into the health and well-being they deserve!

Now how do gluten-free leftover muffins connect to stepping into health? Well, being the Jewish mother that I am, when I made the yummy oatmeal for the women’s gathering, I made twice as much as we needed! (I wouldn’t want anyone to go hungry!)  So, what to do with all the leftover oatmeal?

I created these delicious gluten-free muffins. They don’t have to be gluten free if you don’t need them to be. You can replace the 1 cup of almond flour with any flour and I’m sure it would be very tasty.

Gluten Free/Dairy Free Leftover-Oatmeal Muffins

Gluten Free/Dairy Free Leftover-Oatmeal Muffins

Gluten-Free/ Dairy Free Leftover-Oatmeal Muffins

Mix  dry ingredients together:

  • 1 cup of almond flour (not almond meal) If gluten-free is not important to you, this can be any flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Mix wet ingredients together:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup cooked oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup raisins (if your oatmeal doesn’t already have them in)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup apple sauce
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla

Mix wet and dry together (it is quite gloopy because of the cooked oatmeal)

Spoon into greased muffin tins.

Bake at 350 for 25 – 30  minutes or browned on top. They are very moist muffins. Let them cool before you take them out of the tin.

They were a big hit in our house. We made them for a few days in a row (I had a lot of leftover oatmeal!) Here are some variations we did:

  • Add hemp seeds for more protein and good omega’s
  • Add walnuts for a nice crunch.
  • We even threw in some leftover fruit salad! It was yummy, but the grapes made it a bit too moist, however the blueberry bites were delicious.

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Experiment and enjoy!

Entry filed under: Busy life tips, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Kids Love It!, recipes, Sweet treats, What to do with Leftovers?.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. ayala  |  October 29, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    You are good! Winning over bagel – WOW!
    I understand Ruby helped you make the muffins. I’d love to see her making or eating them. Actually I would just love to see her.

  • 2. anniespickns  |  November 30, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    Tried these last week with walnuts and golden raisins and they were wonderful. Easy and delicious.

    • 3. ninamanolson  |  December 1, 2009 at 10:25 pm

      Yumm, I bet the golden raisins spark up these muffins nicely. I am delighted you made them and enjoyed them!

  • 4. wellfedpoet  |  December 14, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    Muffins look super! Great idea!. Remember to give gluten-sensitive folks a heads-up that they’ll need to get certified gluten-free oats for their oatmeal — most oats have a high probability for cross-contamination with gluten because of how they are processed. Lots of folks are ok with those small quantities, but some really aren’t.

    And for a vegan/egg-free option, ground flax instead of eggs!

    love ya & your care for eaters!


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