Oatmeal Raisin Muffins

Oatmeal Raisin Muffins are a wholesome snack, or breakfast on-the-go, made delicious with raisins, oats, buttermilk and brown sugar.   

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The other day after school, while Greta was napping, Adam presented me with a cookbook.  A cookbook that was all about muffins. That’s my kind of cookbook!  He proceeded to point out several recipes that we should make…now!  I was inspired by an Oatmeal Breakfast Muffin, but needed to switch up the ingredients to use up what we had on hand (no way am I waking the baby to go to the store!)   After a quick peek in the pantry, I found oatmeal, brown sugar, buttermilk and California Raisins.  Sounds like the makings of a tasty Oatmeal Raisin Muffin!

These Oatmeal Raisin Muffins taste like an oatmeal raisin cookie in muffin form. They are moist and delicious with sweet bursts of juicy raisins throughout. Per Adam’s recommendation, we added lots of raisins to the recipe, and their natural sweetness are what make the recipe extra good. Oatmeal Raisin Muffins are a great breakfast on-the-go or a tasty after school snack.

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Oatmeal Raisin Muffins
Yields: 12 muffins
  • 1½ cups quick oats
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour (or all-purpose flour)
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¾ cup raisins
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 12-cup standard muffin tin with cooking spray (or line with paper liners).
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together oats, flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together egg, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla. Add to oats mixture, folding until just combined. Gently fold in raisins.
  4. Divide batter into prepared muffin tin. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

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When it comes to after school snacks (or really any time of the day), California Raisins are always at the top of the list.  Adam especially loves raisins!  Whether they’re made into muffins, cookies or just straight from the bag, California Raisins are the natural dried-by-the-sun fruit that are a wholesome snack I feel good about sharing with my kids.  The ingredient list says it all: Raisins!

Visit www.loveyourraisins.com for more information about California Raisins and find out more here on Facebook at where you can sign up to receive a California Raisins prize pack! Limited supply; while quantities last.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.


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  1. Nice muffin recipe. Thank you Alida.

  2. Great muffins! Easy to make….