I'm not a big fan of baking desserts. Unlike some of my friends, and my brother who whips up to-die-for cupcakes and pastries, I prefer to cook. I feel like the elements are more in my control. When you bake, you kinda leave the result of your masterpiece in the hands of the oven. And I don't trust things that emit that much heat [I don't trust our microwave either - I can't tell you how many times my dinner that blown up in that thing]. But today, out of sheer boredom and desperation, I fished out whatever we had in the fridge and whipped up some gluten-free applesauce oatmeal muffins with cinnamon.

Here's how:

What you need: 1 1/2 cups oats 1 1/4 cups soy flour 3/4 tablespoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon baking powder 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup unsweetened applesauce 3/4 cup skim milk 1/4 cup brown sugar 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 egg white

I'm not a big fan of sweet foods, so I put very little sugar, and added more cinnamon instead. If you like it sweeter, add more sugar. If you do not have a wheat allergy, you can stick to normal flour, but use 1/2 a cup of flour instead. Each muffin is about 228 calories.

And here's what you do:

  • Heat oven to about 210 degrees Celsius
  • Spray muffin tin with cooking spray
  • Combine oats, flour, cinnamon, baking powder and baking soda
  • Add applesauce, milk, brown sugar, oil and egg white
  • Mix just until dry ingredients are moistened
  • Fill muffin cups almost full
  • Bake 20-22 minutes until deep golden brown
  • Serve Warm.