So, I made it.
|looks yummy, doesn't it?|
So, as my oatmeal was baking, I was busy cleaning my house. As the aroma filled my increasingly cleaner house, I was convincing myself that my attitudes about vegan baking were already changing. Now, I should preface this by saying that I fudged a little on the ingredients (using milk). Also, I'm pretty sure I have a sinus infection, so my smell and taste are a little off. After snapping a few quick picks, I covered my "almond joy oatmeal" with some milk and dug in. Not good my friends, not good at all.
It was okay - not the worst thing I've ever made, but I think I'll just stick with good "old-fashioned ingredients" (butter, sugar, dairy, unbleached all-purpose flour). We are very blessed to not suffer from any food allergies or digestive issues - so this makes my decision easier. I have tried [one too many times] to make our baked goods healthier. I'm sorry everyone - you will will not find beets, agave, semolina flour, or anything unusual hiding in my baking recipes. I feel like when I bake for my family, I want it to be a treat - a splurge, a reward for eating a healthy dinner.
I'm back off the bandwagon - that I was on for the 25 minutes my oatmeal was baking.