Oatmeal Muffins Made Regular or Vegan or Gluten Free

Lady Beltane had a minor heart-attack a couple of months ago that finally woke her up to the fact that at 61 years she needed to quit eating like someone at least 30 years her junior. I go to a coffee house every week, usually Wednesday’s for what I call my Muffin Wednesday Walk, which Sliver Sage Witch thinks is a silly name but oh well, and their home made muffins are fantastic but with my slowly changing diet I cannot eat some of the ones they make. I have a grandson who has many food allergies including all dairy, wheat products, and eggs so I developed a recipe for vegan oatmeal cookies and also one for vegan oatmeal muffins sometimes with dried cranberries or very dark chocolate (95% Cocoa). When I created this recipe about 13 years ago I had never even heard the word “vegan” so had no idea that was the type of recipe I was making.

Side note for people making the in countries where the use Celsius instead of Fahrenheit double check the ingredient measurements and baking tempature as I may have converted something or everything wrong. I live in the Midwestern United States so don’t use C, gm, ml, etc. 

Vegetarian or Vegan Oatmeal Muffins

Bake st 350 F/180 C   For 18 to 20 REGULAR  9 TO 11 VEGAN and Gluten Free minutes  Makes 12 muffins

The measurements for all ingredients up to the Flax seed stay as does the extract and optional ingredients the same for regular muffins. The only change is a large egg for the flaxseed,

1 cup regular flour or 1 cup/240 Grams Oat Flour (to make your own oat flour use regular old fashion cooking oats not instant cooking oats. Start by placing the amount needed for the recipe into a food processor. Process the oats until they are a flour like consistency. Than remeasure or reweigh the oat flour you made need to make more or possibly have some left over)

1 cup/ 240 Grams Packed Light or Dark Brown Sugar

1 teaspoon/ 5 ml Baking Powder

1 teaspoon/ 5 ml Baking Soda

1/2 cup/ 120 ml Vegetable Oil

1 Large Egg or 2 Tablespoons/ 30 ml Ground Flax Seed or Pureed Prunes

1 teaspoon/ 5 ml Vanilla or Almond or Your Choice of Extract

1 cup/ 240 Grams Dried Cranberries or small to medium sized Dark Chocolate Chunks  or Fresh Blueberries OPTIONAL

1/4 cup/60 Grams Water (ONLY FOR VEGAN OR GLUTEN FREE)

In large bowl combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and baking soda (dried cranberries or small to medium size dark chocolate chunks . Mix thoroughly.

In another bowl combine vegetable oil, flak seed or pureed prunes, oatmeal and the flavored extract. Mix thoroughly.

Add second bowl into first bowl. (Add water if required.) Mix ONLY until the dry ingredients are moist. Over mixing can cause muffins to come out flat.

Vegan and Gluten Free muffin dough has a consistent chocolate chip cookie dough. Fill lightly greased muffin tin or paper liners 3/4 full. These muffins barely rise. They will be a med Brown on top when done. Place on cooling rack until completely cooled before putting them away.

Regular muffin batter will be slightly thin. Full lightly greased muffin tin or papers 1/2 full as they will rise. They will be a light to medium Brown when done. Place on a cooling rack until completely cool before putting them away.






How to make mulled wine | BBC Good Food by Natalie Hardwick

Nothing says winter like a steaming mug of spiced booze, whether it’s cider or the perfect mulled wine. We share our top tips on how to make a festive toddy.

Mulled wine in glass with spices

You know Christmas is on its way when you have your mitts wrapped around a mug of mulled wine. But while the comforting warmth and slightly stained lips are two happy by-products of supping this glowing ruby tipple, there are pitfalls. Insufficient sugar, a grainy texture and too much spice can all



11 Vegan Overnight Oats Recipes: Make Breakfast While You Sleep | LIVEKINDLY

Raise your hand if you have at least 20 minutes in the morning to make breakfast. Anyone? One person? Lucky you. For the rest of us dashing out the door with a coffee in one hand and a banana in the other, dedicating time to preparing a meal is out of the question. On most weekdays, even taking time to pour and consume cereal is a miracle in itself. However, there is another option. Oatmeal will keep you going for hours, and it’s far more comforting than a piece of fruit or that tired old granola bar. And no, you don’t have to spend 20 minutes over the stovetop – introducing overnight oats. Spend 5 minutes prepping the night before and you’ve got a portable mason jar breakfast good to go in the morning. And there’s more than one way to prepare it, so you’ll never get bored. Here are just 11 “oatsome



How to Make Dried Apple and Orange Slices | How to Make and Do

Here’s how to dry apple slices and orange slices for use in swags, wreaths and fragrant potpourri.

Dried fruit slices and peels are a great way to give your home a country prim look. They are fragrant and can be added to potpourri blends, fixings blends, wreaths or swags. They also make pretty and fragrant gift package decorations. When they are placed around candles, especially bakery candles, they give a nice country prim look.

The picture shown at right is an orange fixings blend. It combines dried orange slices and orange peels with fragrant spices like cinnamon sticks, allspice, and cloves. The look and smell is very seasonal and makes a great addition to country prim home decor.

The easiest way to dry fruit slices is to use a dehydrator



21 Hot Fall Drink Recipes For Savoring The Best Flavors Of The Season By KIRSTEN NUNEZ

Happy Fall, Ya’ll!  These drinkies by Kirsten Nunez really look delicious.  After you try them, let me know what you think!

Enjoy this day.  Blessed Be.



Now that it is officially fall, it is time to start curling up with hot autumn drinks, blankets, and a good book. There is something so comforting about warm seasonal drinks, after all. And if you are anything like me, you love learning how to whip them up in the comfort of your own home.

One might argue that it is easier to buy ready-made beverages from stores or cafes. I mean, America is known for having a Starbucks or McDonald’s around every corner. It is not difficult to find a pumpkin spice latte when the craving hits. Yet, making your own drinks at home is so rewarding. You can customize the flavors and control the level of sweetness. To top it off, you can alter the recipe to fit a special diet. For example, coconut or soy milk can be used to create a vegan pumpkin spice latte. Yum.

Luckily, you do not have to be Rachael Ray or Martha Stewart to successfully make your own fancy fall drinks. And you definitely do not need to be a barista. All it takes is practice, patience, and a little guidance. To get started, check out this diverse list of 21 hot drink recipes for the beloved autumn season. Get ready to indulge, folks.

1. Hot Apple Cider Rum Punch

Hot apple cider and rum come together in this innovative punch recipe by Brown Eyed Baker. Thanks to the apple, orange, and ginger, you’ll be treated to a burst of seasonal flavors in the very first sip.

2. Warm Spicy Apple & Carrot Drink

Get those autumn vibes going with this warm apple and carrot drink by Green Kitchen Stories. This delicious beverage boasts intense flavors such as fresh ginger, rosemary, and cinnamon. It’s extremely good for you, too.

3. Mulled Wine

Wine lovers will swoon over this tutorial by How Sweet Eats. The recipe features two different ways to make mulled wine; you can even customize the ingredients to fit your preferences. Get ready for your kitchen to smell ah-mazing.

4. Dirty Chai Latte

READ MORE HERE:  https://www.bustle.com/articles/185537-21-hot-fall-drink-recipes-for-savoring-the-best-flavors-of-the-season








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The Raw Food Diet: A Beginner’s Guide and Review by Taylor Jones, RD

The raw food diet has been around since the 1800s, but has surged in popularity in recent years.

Its supporters believe that consuming mostly raw foods is ideal for human health and has many benefits, including weight loss and better overall health.

However, health experts warn that eating a mostly raw diet may lead to negative health consequences.

This article reviews the good and bad of the raw food diet, as well as how it works.

The raw food diet, often called raw foodism or raw veganism, is composed of mostly or completely raw and unprocessed foods.

A food is considered raw if it has never been heated over 104–118°F (40–48°C). It should also not be refined,



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How to make marmalade recipe – BBC Food

Seville oranges are much stronger and more sour than ordinary eating oranges, so they lend a fantastic flavour to this traditional English marmalade recipe.

Equipment: You will need eight 300ml/10fl oz clean jam jars with lids and a muslin bag.


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