Thursday, July 29, 2010

Oatmeal Raisin Muffins

I was looking for a muffin recipe that would be really quick to make and came across these oatmeal muffins. While I wouldn't call them healthy (as I prefer most of the muffins I bake to be), they do fall somewhere between cupcake style "muffins" and healthy actual muffins. (Speaking of delicious unhealthy muffins, why haven't I made Peabody's peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip muffins yet?!) They're 2/3 oats and 1/3 whole wheat flour, and nice and soft, especially for a whole grain muffin. They do have 1/2 cup of melted butter but hey butter is delicious! I added some raisins, as E thinks many baked goods are improved with them and he really liked them.

If this sounds good, you might also like:
Spiced Carrot Muffins
Maple Pecan Muffins
Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal Muffins
Whole Wheat Orange Spice Muffins

Oatmeal Raisin Muffins
Adapted from The Magnolia Bakery Cookbook

Makes 12 muffins

2 cups rolled oats (not quick cooking oats)
1 1/2 cups milk (I used 1%)
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 400F. Grease a 12 cup muffin tin.

In a medium size bowl, mix the oats and the milk and set aside for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients, making a well in the center. Stir in the liquid ingredients and the oatmeal mixture until just combined, being careful not to overmix. Fold in raisins. Batter may be lumpy.

Fill the muffin cups about three quarters full. Bake for 16-18 minutes until lightly golden or a toothpick inserted into center of muffin comes out with moist crumbs attached. Do not overbake.


Joanne said...

I love oatmeal raisin COOKIES so I know I would love oatmeal raisin MUFFINS. These sound like cinnamony sugary raisiny goodness. And why haven't I made peabody's muffins either? Craziness.

grace said...

indeed, this is like an oatmeal raisin cookie in cake form. in other words, this is awesome!

Chef Dennis said...

gorgeous muffins!! I love oats but have never used them in muffins, what a great idea!

Pam Walter said...

Oatmeal and raisins just sxeem tocomplement each other very well. These sound delicious!

Johanna GGG said...

hmm they look quite healthy - I get more worried about sugar than butter these days - and they don't seem to have as much sugar as a lot of baked goods

btw do you say that you "do a u-ey" when you are driving and do a u turn or a 180 degree turn? that's what the dog makes me think of!

eatme_delicious said...

Johanna: Haha yes I would say I did a "u-ey".

Helene said...

They look good and healthy. Thanks for sharing.

Hannah said...

Like earlier commenters, the first thing I thought when I saw these were "cookie muffins!" That alone has convinced me that these are winners. ;)

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

Mm I love muffins and love the health factor and chewiness these must get from the oats. What a classic pair oats and raisins make, too.

CCRecipe said...

These look so good. I want one right now for breakfast.

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Mmm.. I absolutely LOVE oatmeal raisin cookies. Nice adaptation!