There’s nothing more comforting than coming home after a long, exhausting day to a plate of delicious oatmeal and raisin muffins, still warm from the oven…
These oatmeal and raisin muffins are not only simple to make but are also a mouthwateringly, healthy snack: moist on the inside and crunchy on the outside, these delights will put a smile on your face and brighten the rest of your day!
Note: Oatmeal, if consumed regularly and with a balanced, healthy diet, helps bring cholesterol levels down and prevents heart disease.
- 130g instant white-oats
- 200g flour
- 165g brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- A pinch of salt
- 1 large egg
- 170ml of milk
- 225ml of oil
- 1 teaspoon of natural vanilla essence
- 115g dried raisins (cut in half)
- + A pinch of brown sugar and oats for the top of each muffin
Preheat the oven to 185°C (365°F). Grease or line a muffin tin (Yields 14 muffins).
In a large bowl, pour the flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and ground cinnamon. Mix until well combined. Cut the dried raisins into small pieces, sprinkle the baking soda over them and let them sit for a few minutes. Meanwhile, in another bowl, whisk the egg, milk, oil and vanilla essence. Add to the “dry” mixture and fold in gently until fully incorporated. Finish up by adding the raisins.
Pour the mixture into each muffin cup until 3/4 full. Add a pinch of brown sugar and a few oats onto each muffin and bake for 20-30 minutes or until the tip of a knife comes out clean (Note: You can also try the simpler version by simply sprinkling a little brown sugar on top of each muffin, which will make the top of the muffins caramelize slightly. Both alternatives are as delicious as each other).
Serve these delicious muffins still warm from the oven and enjoy them along with a cup of raspberry tea. These muffins are also great for brunch or as a healthy mid-day snack.
I hope you enjoyed baking these muffins as much as I did, and hope to see you here again next time!