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Raisins – love them or hate them?

This is the question I asked on my Facebook page the other day. (BTW – are you following? I love to ask random questions sometimes over there and I love to hear from you all!!) Honestly – the answers surprised me. I thought it was going to be an overwhelming HATE THEM, but in actuality, there were way more loves than hates. I’m not sure why, but raisins seem to be one of those things that people freak out about. Picking the plain cinnamon rolls over the ones with raisins, or only eating oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips instead of raisins.

But me? I love them. And usually, the more the better. I love them in my cookies, in my cinnamon rolls, and a love a good slice of cinnamon raisin bread.

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So of course, when I saw these muffins, (on Pinterest, of course!), that were originally made with chocolate chips, I had to change it back to raisins. Within minutes of seeing these online, I knew I had to make them. I was seriously tempted to get up right then and bake up a batch! Luckily, a couple of days later, I was asked to bring some muffins to a little breakfast, and so I had the perfect excuse to bake these up.

If you like oatmeal raisin cookies, you will love these muffins. And I like to think that they are a little healthier than cookies, because they are made with half whole wheat flour. That makes them healthy, right??? :) But really, I will take advantage of anytime I can eat something for breakfast that tastes like dessert. And if you do hate raisins and the whole idea of them there in your muffin, you can swap them out for chocolate chips. Because really, chocolate is good, too!

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Muffins

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 18 minutes

Total Time: 33 minutes

Yield: 12 muffins

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Muffins

adapted from How Sweet It Is

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 1/4 cups milk, divided*
  • 1 cup raisins*
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • raw turbinado sugar, for sprinkling
  • *If substituting chocolate chips, omit the 1/4 cup milk that the raisins are soaked in.

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Line 12 muffin tins with paper liners or spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the oats with 1/2 cup of the milk. Let soak for 5-10 minutes.
  3. In another small bowl, combine the raisins with 1/4 cup of milk and let soak while the oats are soaking.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the egg and brown sugar and whisk until smooth. Add in the vanilla and the butter, whisking until it is smooth. (You may still have a few small lumps of butter, but it should be mostly smooth.) Add in the flours, oat mixture, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Add in the remaining milk and stir to combine. Fold in the raisins along with any remaining milk in the bowl.
  5. Divide the batter evenly between the 12 muffin cups. Sprinkle with raw turbinado sugar. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
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More Oatmeal Raisin Inspiration:

Oatmeal Raisinet Cookies from Munchin with Munchkin
Oatmeal Raisin Bars from Savoring the Thyme
Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Stuffed Cinnamon Rolls with Caramel Glaze from Culinary Concoctions by Peabody
Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Coffee Cake from Always with Butter

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25 Responses to Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Muffins

  1. I love them… husband hates them. So normally I use craisins instead…. if he had it his way I’d use chocolate chips in all of my oatmeal cookie/bar recipes.

  2. Rosa says:

    So delicious! That is a combination I find hard to resist.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  3. Tasha says:

    My favorite cookie in the form of my favorite thing to bake- definitely making these soon!

  4. These look fabulous! Love any muffin that has the word “cookie” in the title! :)

  5. Kalyn says:

    I don’t like cooked raisins (weird, I know) but I do love the sound of your muffins. I think I’d swap pecans for the raisins!

  6. Muffins are really an excuse to eat cake for breakfast, so introducing a cookie into breakfast is just the next logical step :)

  7. Kate says:

    Are the oats here the old-fashioned or the instant type? I want to make these when I get home tonight, but need to figure out if I have to make a stop at the store!

  8. Joanne says:

    I always had highly mixed feelings about raisins as a kid but now I’m safely in the LOVE category! Oatmeal raisin cookies are actually my favorites. Though these muffins could give them a run for their money!

  9. These look delicious! Now if I could get all of my kids to eat raisins…oh well, I guess that means more for me :)

  10. What a great muffin! Love muffins, and the idea of turning cookies into muffins is so great!

  11. Kristy says:

    I’m one of those raisin haters. ;) I do think that my kids would love these though. I have two raisin lovin’ kids.

  12. OMG I can’t believe I missed these over on Jessica’s blog! I absolutely love oatmeal cookies! And my oatmeal cookies MUST have raisins!

  13. We’re huge oatmeal raisin cookie lovers. I need to give these muffins a try.

  14. Kim says:

    I don’t eat raisins on their own, but I do love them in baked goods. An oatmeal raisin cookie is probably my favorite type of cookie to eat. I definitely have to pin these!

  15. We love raisins and oatmeal ;-) Those are perfect for breakfast or as a snack.

  16. Lauren B. says:

    I’m kind of on the fence. I like raisins in things, but not on their own.

  17. Katrina says:

    Cookie muffins?? ’nuff said!

  18. these are RIGHT up my alley! yum! and happy birthday!! :)

  19. grace says:

    i think i’m an odd duck–i LOVE golden raisins and abhor red raisins, yet i love red grapes and hate white ones! what’s more, i love both regular and white grape juice. so i’m a freak. but i love the idea of these muffins!

  20. Berna says:

    I am just about to try this.. the batter didnt work our for cookies so I have decided to make muffins instead.. one trick that I have learned to use that I find really works is instead of just pouring the raisins in there, PUREE THEM. throw them into a food processor with some water (i like to use some orange juice, it tastes DIVINE) and make a raisin puree then add them into the mix, you wont have to bite into a hard raisin, while still knowing they are there! :)

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