Oatmeal Buttermilk Muffins with Raisins
A soft oatmeal muffin, sweetened with brown sugar and raisins, with a light and crispy top
1 cup quick oats
1 cup buttermilk*
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup raisins
1. Combine oats and buttermilk in a small bowl. (Allow to stand for a few minutes while you mix the rest of your muffins.)
2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, stirring to mix.
3. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar. Add egg, mixing well. Add milk/oats mixture and mix well. Add the dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened. Fold in raisins.
4. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups and bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until muffins test done.
*If you don't have buttermilk, you can add 1 teaspoon lemon juice per cup of milk. Allow mixture to stand for a few minutes.
I've also used kefir in place of the buttermilk! :)
These muffins are delicious! They're not too sweet, but the flavor reminds me of an oatmeal cake or coffee cake. The muffins make a quick snack or breakfast item, or go well in sack lunches. They're very easy to make! My rating: 9/10