Oatmeal Raisin Muffins

Oatmeal Raisin Muffins

It actually feels like spring today! Wheeeeee!!!!! Of course, I heard we’re supposed to get more snow next week, but, that’s next week. Only worry about today, and let next week worry about itself. Or something. {My attempt at deep thought for the day.}

Oatmeal raisin muffins

Anyways. If you should ever need a ridiculously easy and delicious, grab-and-go breakfast in your arsenal of baking tricks, these are for you. They’re even pretty healthy! Definitely hearty and filling, so you won’t be hitting up the vending machines mid-morning. And the raisins give a perfect hint of sweetness. I enjoyed these so much, and you know I’m not even a big raisin person.

Oatmeal raisin muffins

And since I was so happy with how my pictures of these babies turned out, I’m going to shut up now and give you a few more photos. Enjoy! Though I feel I should give you a heads up regarding the recipe: you’ll need to soak the oats in the buttermilk overnight before making these, so plan accordingly.

oatmeal raisin muffin

Oatmeal raisin muffins

{One year ago: New Orleans Barbecued Shrimp}

Source: The King Arthur Flour Baker’s Companion

Ingredients:
1 cup quick-cooking or rolled oats
2 cups buttermilk
½ cup brown sugar
4 tbs unsalted butter, melted
1 large egg
1 tsp baking powder
¾ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp kosher salt
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 cup dark raisins

Directions:
In a bowl, combine the oats and buttermilk. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Preheat the oven to 425 F. In a large bowl, combine the buttermilk and oat mixture, brown sugar, butter, egg, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Gently stir in the flour and raisins.
Either grease a 12-cup standard muffin tin, or line it with muffin liners. Scoop the batter into the prepared tin and bake 20 minutes, until the tops are light golden brown and a cake tester inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Remove from the oven, let cool for 5 minutes, then turn out the muffins to continue cooling.

2 responses to “Oatmeal Raisin Muffins

  1. Julie,
    Lovely photos–nicely done!

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