Oatmeal Raisin Muffins

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Oatmeal Raisin Muffins in black cooling rack

Who doesn’t love a good Classic Oatmeal Raisin Muffin? These Classic Oatmeal Raisin Muffins were a request from my smallest. The picky eater, hater of all things flavourful, you know, that kid of mine. She’s lucky she’s so adorable because feeding her sometimes makes me pull out my hair.

While classic oatmeal raisin muffins aren’t really the most spectacular muffins flavor-wise, my favorite daughter (read: only daughter, but I’m sure if I had more, she’d still be the favorite) raised a good point in asking me to make these. The classics – while not always spectacular or worthy of a billion re-pins on Pinterest- are the bomb.

Oatmeal Raisin Muffins in black cooling rack

These are that type of classic. Plain, simple, Oatmeal Raisin Muffins.

Oatmeal Raisin Muffins in muffin tins on wood background

They are just good. They’re not super-sweet or loaded with sugar and they have a taste that really brings me back to my own childhood, before the days when muffins all of a sudden had 10 teaspoons of sugar in each one and were actually cupcakes in disguise.

Classic Oatmeal Raisin Muffins on white background

The crunch of the muffin tops with these really made me happy. I love a good muffin top (don’t even go there, I’m talking about muffins, not spare tires) that gets a fabulous crispy edge. If you bake these without liners, you’re going to get that great crisp as well.

You know what? I think bran muffins should be next. The good old kind that has a batter that sits in the fridge for a week, those ones, know what I mean?

I’m sure my mom has that recipe floating around somewhere…

Happy Baking everyone!



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Oatmeal Raisin Muffins

Fast, simple and delicious oatmeal raisin muffins. Sometimes the simplest flavours are still the best!
4.80 from 91 votes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Breakfast Meals
Karlynn Johnston


  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup sour milk add a splash of vinegar to normal milk
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup of oatmeal rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup of raisins plumped by boiling in water for a few minutes


  • Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease or line 12 muffins tins, set aside.
  • Whisk eggs, brown sugar, oil and milk together until smooth.
  • Mix in the flour,oatmeal,baking powder and soda and salt until combined. Stir in the raisins until they are mixed through evenly.
  • Divide the batter evenly between the 12 muffin tins.
  • Bake in the pre-heated oven until the muffin tops are light brown and a cake tester/toothpick inserted comes out clean, about 17-20 minutes.
  • Remove and cool.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 260kcal, Carbohydrates: 38g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 28mg, Sodium: 139mg, Potassium: 222mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 12g, Vitamin A: 55IU, Vitamin C: 0.7mg, Calcium: 53mg, Iron: 1.6mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Classic Oatmeal Raisin Muffins

Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Judy says

    Can I whip this up at night and bake in the morning

  2. Wendie Ross says

    My husband came home form the nursing home January 29th and hasn’t had much of an appetite. I made your recipe this morning using zero added sugar Craisins and he asked for seconds!
    Thanks very much for the recipe.
    Wendie5 stars

  3. Terri says

    Excellent! A few minutes in the kitchen
    ( this is a very easy recipe)
    and a couple dishes to wash
    = homemade goodness raisin muffins,
    filled with rolled oat
    These blow away any supermarket raisin muffin
    Also, homemade baking… makes the family feel so loved!
    TIP * to purchase oats that have been tested, organic
    and gmo free.
    We go to…Healthy
    Thank you Karlynn5 stars

  4. Kathy Taylor says

    All worked as far as ingredients and directions. I doubled it and will add more oil next time as they were dry.

  5. Jennell Greer says

    Can the sour milk be substituted for buttermilk?

  6. Tanya Lagace says

    These are very nice. I’ve just made them and having two now with a cup of coffee. I followed the recipe, used silicone muffin trays, and took them out of the oven right on 17 minutes. My favourite thing is how none of the raisins got burnt! Not even on the bottoms! I’ll definitely be making these again 🙂5 stars

  7. John Charles Kennedy says

    I made the mistake of following (exactly) this recipe’s amounts of baking soda and baking powder and the amt suggested is TOO MUCH. Result: a sour tasking muffin that will go over like a screendoor in a submarine in my house.1 star

  8. Abbie G says

    I made these today, and they were wonderful. I live at high altitude, and didn’t make any changes, so the recipe is very forgiving. In addition, I used whole wheat flour for 1/3 of the flour, and it didn’t make a difference in texture or taste. – I always like a way to increase whole grains!

  9. Darlene FJ says

    I made these muffins tonight for an upcoming sister’s weekend. I allowed my husband to taste test one☺️. He said “these are so good!” I have emailed the recipe to myself to remember how to make them. Absolutely delicious. Loved the crunch on the muffin top. Thank you❤️5 stars

  10. Mike McCully says

    I doubled the recipe and added extra raisins and chopped walnuts. They were floury and the oil was prevalent. I added cinnamon and nutmeg as well. They turned out too dry.

  11. Anna Richey says

    This is my favorite muffin recipe and I make it over and over. The basic recipe is just perfect but I often add variations by using half wheat white flour or adding cinnamon and vanilla last night. I added dried cherries with the raisins.5 stars

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