Banana date oatmeal cookiesOh, my bad. I meant free as in allergen-free. Sorry to get your hopes up!!!

These banana date oatmeal cookies are 1) sugar-free, 2) dairy-free, 3) egg-free, 4) nut-free, 5) gluten-free, 6) soy-free and oh, 7) vegan. It doesn’t sound appetizing to you, does it? My sister would probably comment on me being “hipster” again but hey, they’re actually not bad at all! Plus, it’s got all these amazing superfoods mixed in which makes it even BETTER for you.

Are you ready for the recipe yet!?!
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Muffins vs. cupcakes.

Superfood muffinsNow this is a topic I am truly passionate about and since I own a cupcake business, I get asked this question all the time. But let me set the record straight: MUFFINS ARE NOT THE SAME AS CUPCAKES. Allow me to elaborate.

Muffins are denser and heavier than cupcakes. They are also most commonly made with oil yet they can be made “healthy” quite often. Cupcakes, on the other hand, are lighter, fluffier, and most importantly, wear a hat. A buttercream, cream cheese, salted caramel, chocolate ganache type of hat aka frosting. Cupcakes are incomplete without their icing counterpart. Otherwise, they’d just be a very fluffy muffin. So no, they are not the same thing.

And as much as I dislike muffins, I do make them occasionally…like these delicious whole wheat superfood applesauce oatmeal muffins.

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