Moist and delicious Orange Oatmeal Raisin Muffins: An easy, no-fail recipe that both the kids and the grownups will love.
Mmmm! Oranges, oatmeal and raisins! What a great combo! I make these muffins a LOT here because my family loves them, and my daycare hooligans do too! They’re heavenly when they’re warm and steamy out of the oven, and they’re nutritious and delicious for a snack or to pop into a lunch bag.
How to make your delicious Oatmeal Orange Raisin Muffins:
- 1 c. Quick Oats
- 1/2 cup orange juice (from the jug in your fridge – not fresh squeezed, although that might work too… I’m not sure)
- 1/2 cup boiling water
Mix the 3 ingredients above in a small bowl, and let sit 15 minutes
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
In medium size bowl, cream butter and sugars. Beat in eggs and vanilla. (I do it all with a wooden spoon). Add raisins and dump in oatmeal mixture. Stir together.
Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Gently stir into the powders into the butter/sugar/oatmeal batter. (do not over stir).
The key to a light, fluffy muffin is to mix the ingredients gently until everything is just moist. Don’t beat the lumps out of the batter. If you over-beat your mixture, you’ll end up with a tough muffin.
Pour into muffin tin (I use paper liners, but I guess if you don’t you’d want to grease your muffin tin).
Bake 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Oven temps may vary, but they’re done when you stick a knife in, and the knife comes out clean.
Enjoy! (makes 12 muffins)