Apple Oat Muffins, Vegan! \\ Muffins aux pommes et à l’avoine véganes!

(Version française plus bas!)

Tonight, I was meal planning and prepping food with my boyfriend, and I realized that we did not have any more quick oats, my usual breakfast option. We still had rolled oats, but these take ages to cook… unless you use them to make yummy muffins! Here we go!

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Here is what you need:

  • 1 1/2 apple sauce
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup quick oats (I still had some in the back of my pantry!)
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 tbs peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbs maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup almonds
  • coconut oil for the muffin tins

Here is what you do:

  1. Preheat your oven at 350F.
  2. Quickly mash the banana in a large bowl and add the rest of the ingredients. Mix well. The mixture should be thick, but not soggy.
  3. Oil the muffin tins with some coconut oil. Fill the tins to the rim as the muffins will not rise much.
  4. Bake for 17 minutes. Let the muffins cool in the tin. Keep them in an airtight container and grab one in the morning!

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These are really great if you know that you will not have time to have breakfast at home in the next few days. They are filling, slightly sweet and deliciously chewy. Give them a try and let me know what you think!


Ce soir, alors que nous préparions nos repas pour la semaine, j’ai réalisé que je n’avais plus de flocons d’avoine pour mes petits déjeuners! Par contre, il me restait des flocons d’avoine entiers qui prennent tellement de temps à cuire… sauf si on les transforme en de délicieux muffins aux pommes! C’est parti!

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Voici ce dont vous aurez besoin:

  • 1 ½ tasse de compote de pommes
  • 1 banane mûre
  • 1 tasse de flocons d’avoine rapides (il m’en restait un peu finalement!)
  • 2 tasses de flocons d’avoine entiers
  • 2 c. à soupe de beurre d’arachides
  • 1 c. à thé d’extrait de vanille
  • 1 c. à thé de cannelle en poudre
  • 1 c. à table the sirop d’érable
  • ½ tasse de lait d’amandes
  • 1 tasse d’amandes
  • Huile de coco pour le moule
  1. Préchauffer votre four à 350F.
  2. Écraser la banane avec une fourchette dans un grand bol et y ajouter le reste des ingrédients. Bien mélanger. Le mélange devrait être épais et tout le liquide devrait être absorbé.
  3. Huiler le moule à muffins avec l’huile de coco. Remplir jusqu’au bord du moule car les muffins ne vont pas lever.
  4. Cuire pendant 17 minutes. Retirer du four et laisser refroidir dans le moule. Conserver dans une boîte hermétique et prenez-en un en partant!

Ces muffins sont délicieux! Ils remplacent facilement un bol de gruau lorsque le temps ne permet pas de déjeuner à la maison. Ils sont nourrissants, légèrement sucrés et tendres! Dites-moi si vous les essayez et ce que vous en pensez!

My favourite oatmeal toppings \\ Deux options gruau!

I love oatmeal! It’s so comforting and easy to eat in the morning, it’s like you’re easing into the day. Plus, I love that I can eat it warm if I have time to prepare it or prepare it the night before and enjoy it on the go. How versatile! It’s also amazing because it keeps me fuller longer which is always good as I become mean when I’m hungry. Finally, I love it because I can top my oatmeal with seasonal fruits, nuts and seeds. As I have been trying to reduce my sugar intake, toppings are really important. Here are my current favourite toppings.

  • Peach Dream
    • peach slices
    • peanut butter
    • coconut chips
      • Cut the peaches in nice slices. Spread fancily on your oatmeal. Garnish with some coconut chips and drizzle some peanut butter over everything. Yum!

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  • Apple Sauce Wonder (This is the recipe for the apple sauce that I prepare weekly and that I use with my oatmeal and all over really.)
    • 4 apples
    • juice of 2 oranges
    • pinch of cinnamon
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
      • Cut and core the apples and place them in a saucepan. Add the orange juice, cinnamon and vanilla extract. Place on medium heat and let bubble. Once the apples are completely cooked and mushy, transfer your apple sauce in your food processor and process until everything is extra smooth. Keep this in the fridge and enjoy all week long!
    • Garnish: coconut chips, sesame seeds, hemp seeds

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I’m completely obsessed with these two new oat flavours. If you want to check out more, I have 3 more options for overnight oats. Yum! What do you put on your oatmeal?


J’adore le gruau le matin! C’est si réconfortant! Pour garder les choses intéréssantes, j’aime varier les saveurs et ajouter des fruits de saison et autres délicieusetés tous les matins. Voici mes deux dernières additions favorites, sans sucre!

  • Pêche Incroyable
    • Tranches de pêches
    • Beurre d’arachides
    • Flocons de coco
      • Couper la pêche en de belles tranches et les placer sur le gruau. Garnir des flocons de coco et laisser couler le beurre d’arachides de façon artistique. Miam!
  • Super Pomme: Voici ma recette de compote de pommes que j’aime garder dans mon frigo et utiliser toute la semaine.
    • 4 pommes
    • le jus de 2 oranges
    • une pincée de cannelle
    • 1 c.à café de vanille
      • Couper les pommes en morceaux et retirer les coeurs. Placer dans une casserole avec le jus d’oranges, la cannelle et la vanille. Faire cuire à feu doux jusqu’à ce que les pommes soient cuites et commencent à se défaire. Les transferer dans votre robot culinaire et mixer jusqu’à ce que le tout soit bien lisse. Garder au frigo et savourer toute le semaine!
    • pour garnir: flocons de coco, graines de sesame, graines de chanvre.

J’ai également partagé mes trois options préférés pour le gruau préparé la veille. Et chez vous, on trouve quoi sur le gruau?

Iron Fish’s Apple Sauce

Since my last post, I have been very impatient and excited to try my Lucky Iron Fish. I had been thinking about what recipe I would cook with it first. Originally, my plan was to try it out in vegetable soup, but as we are getting tired of soups, I crossed it out. Then I thought of incorporating it to cooking water for pastas. However, after some thought, I’m not sure this is the most efficient way to use it as most of the water is thrown away.

Comforting apple sauce for a long correction filled evening...

Comforting apple sauce for a long correction filled evening…

As I was pondering all this, I noticed that we only had access to three of our kitchen chairs because the fourth one was occupied by our remaining apples from a really nice apple picking outing and a bag of oranges. And there you go!

Apple sauce it is!

Here is what you will need:

  • 20 apples (I used medium sized McIntosh and Cortland apples)
  • 1 liter of water
  • juice of one lemon
  • 1 tsp of ground cinnamon or one cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • pinch of ground coriander seeds

Here is what you will do:

  1. Peel, core and roughly chop your apples and put them aside.
  2. Clean your iron fish.
  3. Place the water in a big pot and add your lucky iron fish.
  4. Add the lemon juice.
  5. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Using thongs, remove the iron fish and BE CAREFUL: this little guy is hot hot hot!
  7. Add the apples and put the heat to medium-high.
  8. Let reduce for around 15 minutes.
  9. Mix: the apples should start to break down as you are stirring.
  10. Add the spices and maple syrup and mix well.
  11. Let cook for another 30 minutes, or until the apples have completely broke down and you like the texture.

Now, the important information: Does it taste any different than iron-fish-free apple sauce? Well, the honest answer is yes. Especially while cooking this, I felt like the metallic taste was a little bit overwhelming. However, after adding the spices (especially the cinnamon) this robotic taste disappears and becomes an after taste.

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I really like the way maple syrup gives recipes a nice glossy look. What do you think?

Is this really an issue? For me, not really. Now, if I were to serve this apple sauce to the Queen of England, or any member of Downton Abbey, yes probably. But since I’m not waiting for any one royal any time soon, it’s not really an issue here.

Coriander really gives this apple sauce a special flavour that is quite refreshing.

Coriander really gives this apple sauce a special flavour that is quite refreshing.

I’m really curious to see how the iron fish does in other dishes and what spices help cover up the taste better. I’ll keep you posted, and share your thoughts in the comments!