Whole Wheat Oatmeal Raisin Muffins


On a recent trip to the local library I found a quaint recipe book from 1975.  I just knew the pages would be filled with simple dishes made with love.  I was right!  There are no colored photos here, no fancy, un-pronounceable ingredients, not a single celebrity chef.  JUST what I was looking for.  These muffins are a variation of Lorraine Boyce's submission for "Gram's Oatmeal Muffins".  I took the liberty of modifying the recipe a bit.  Hopefully Lorraine won't mind.  These turned out so moist and not too sweet.  If you are a nut fan I suggest throwing in a handful.  There are already variations of these developing in my head.

Muffins Muffins

  • 1 ½ cup water
  • 1 ½ cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • ¼ pound pastured butter
  •  2 pastured eggs, well beaten
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 325°.  Boil water.  Turn off heat and add oats.  Stir in and melt butter and let cool.  Add remaining ingredients.  Mix well.  Bake in greased muffin tin for 20 minutes at 325°.  Easy enough?!

  • Posted on   01/07/09 at 01:37:00 PM   by Emily  | 
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Tagged with Whole Wheat Muffins, Muffins, Oatmeal Muffins

Reader Comments (4)

Heather 03/05/09 02:12:54 PM

I, like you, like old-fashioned recipes with pure ingredients. These muffins look great and can't wait to make them as part of my weekly baking routine. Will definitely visit your blog often for ideas of healthy food and snacks to feed my family.

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Maris 03/05/09 02:12:54 PM

These sound delicious! I love grabbing a homemade muffin for breakfast in th emorning and hese sound like great ones that I wouldn't have to feel guilty about! :)

Heather 03/05/09 02:12:54 PM

Hi Emily,

I made an adaptation of your recipe on my blog and posted a link back to your blog. Thanks for sharing!


Glen 03/21/09 11:24:08 PM

I made these this morning. I thought i had raisins, but did not, so i used canned pineapple. Awesome! Thanks for such an easy and perfect recipe. It's my new go-to muffin.

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