Oatmeal raisin muffins make a wonderful breakfast treat or can be enjoyed any time of day. These oatmeal muffins are 'spiced' up with nuts, white chocolate, raisins and baking spices.
In the weeks leading up to our year-long traveling trip to Thailand and Southeast Asia, I was constantly looking for recipes to use up most of the staple foods in our pantry.
These muffins are the result of a whole wheat oatmeal muffin recipe I came across and modified to make it more interesting and to include more items from my pantry.
This recipe is very simple to modify to your taste and content of what you happen to have in your pantry.
If you decide to use this specific recipe or your experiment with random ingredients from your pantry please share your thoughts and results!
If you have overripe bananas to use up, I highly recommend these Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins.
Oatmeal Raisin Muffins Recipe
- ½ cup sugar
- ¾ cup almond milk
- ⅓ cup vegetable oil
- 1 egg
- 1 ½ cup whole wheat flour
- 3 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- ½ cup oats
- ¼ cup ground nuts I used hazelnut and almond
- ½ cup any combination of nuts dried fruit or chocolate chips
- I used:
- ⅛ cup chopped walnuts
- ⅛ cup sunflowers seeds
- ⅛ cup raisins
- ⅛ cup white chocolate chunks
- Preheat oven to 400F. Combine sugar, milk, oil, and egg in a large bowl. In another bowl sift together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir flour mixture into wet ingredients only until just combined. Add oats, ground nuts, and fruit/nut/chocolate mix and combine.
- Line or grease a muffin pan and fill cavities half full with the batter. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
I very much enjoyed these oatmeal raisin muffins warmed for breakfast with a little butter.
Oatmeal Raisin muffins can be a relatively healthy choice, especially if you use wholesome ingredients. Oats are a good source of dietary fiber, and raisins add natural sweetness. To make them healthier, consider using whole wheat flour, reducing sugar, and adding nuts for some healthy fats and protein.
The healthiest Oatmeal Raisin muffin would typically contain whole grain oats, whole wheat flour, a modest amount of natural sweeteners (like honey or pureed fruits), raisins for natural sweetness, and perhaps some nuts or seeds for added nutrition. By reducing refined sugars and incorporating whole ingredients, you can make a nutritious muffin.
Like any baked goods, Oatmeal Raisin muffins can go bad over time. They're best when consumed within a few days of baking. To extend their shelf life, you can store them in an airtight container at room temperature or refrigerate them. If stored properly, they should stay fresh for several days. You can also freeze them for longer-term storage; just make sure they're well-wrapped to prevent freezer burn.