These healthy, moist, and delicious Molasses Raisin Muffins are a perfect way to start each morning.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 muffins
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups.

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  • Beat together the yogurt, egg, molasses, raisins, wheat germ, oats, and butter in a large bowl until evenly mixed. Sift the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and salt on top of the molasses mixture. Fold the flour mixture into the molasses until a batter has formed. Pour batter into muffin cups, filling to the top.

  • Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the middle of a muffin comes out clean, about 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

214 calories; protein 7.1g 14% DV; carbohydrates 37.5g 12% DV; fat 5.2g 8% DV; cholesterol 25.6mg 9% DV; sodium 289.4mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2009
I made these into mini muffins and they went fast! I used currants instead of raisins to keep with the mini idea. I used baking powder instead of baking soda due to personal preference and it worked out great. The spices and wholesome ingredients have given me another recipe to make again! Thanks! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/14/2007
They are decent muffins. I would probably make them again. I would add a half cup of brown sugar or at least double the molassas and raisins. Instead of the yogurt I used half sour cream and half evap milk. Also I added 2t. vital gluten. Read More
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18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
09/14/2007
They are decent muffins. I would probably make them again. I would add a half cup of brown sugar or at least double the molassas and raisins. Instead of the yogurt I used half sour cream and half evap milk. Also I added 2t. vital gluten. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2008
Easy to make. The combination of these great spices gives the muffins a unique taste compared to the typical muffin recipe. Family loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2009
I made these into mini muffins and they went fast! I used currants instead of raisins to keep with the mini idea. I used baking powder instead of baking soda due to personal preference and it worked out great. The spices and wholesome ingredients have given me another recipe to make again! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2010
These muffins were fantastic! I was looking for something with great flavor without all the sugar. I used grape nuts cereal since I didn't have any wheat germ and it worked just fine. When I make them again I will probably add some chopped walnuts or pecans. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2011
Love these healthy muffins!! I left out the egg and used a single serving of applesauce because my son is allergic to eggs. I cut down the raisins to 1/2 cup and added 3/4 cup brown sugar. STUPENDOUS!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/04/2011
For me these turned out really.......wet. I mean they were moist but it wasn't as firm as most muffin recipes I make. They kind of fell apart really. I followed the recipe closely and made no changes other than adding a teaspoon of vanilla and a teaspoon of baking powder. There might be a little too much molasses and I'd cut back on the yogurt next time. I even "soaked" the wheat germ and oats in the wet ingredients before folding in the dry. Good starting point for me to play with and try again. I think it has potential. NOTE: For me this made more than twelve servings. I got 12 regular sized muffins and 12 mini muffins. Not a huge deal but when the recipe wasn't as successful it's a huge bummer. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2009
Very moist and tasty for such a healthy muffin! I didn't have any plain yogurt so I used vanilla instead. For my own taste I would add a bit of brown sugar (1/4-1/2 cup)... but I loved that there was no sugar since I made them mainly for my toddler who LOVED them as the recipe stated. Definitely a keeper of a recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/02/2012
These are delicious! I've been on a bit of a "healthy muffin" kick lately (they're great for a quick breakfast but I'd rather not be eating glorified cake every day) and these are among my favourites so far. The only changes I made were to replace the butter with applesauce use 1/2 cup raisins and 1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate chunks (SO GOOD) and because the batter tasted somewhat bitter to me when it was all mixed up I added 1/4 cup honey and 1/4 cup brown sugar based on suggestions from other reviewers. I will absolutely be making these again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2016
Overall these turn out good although you need honey or jam to make them tasty. What I like most is they are healthy high protein and low sugar. Because I used Greek yogurt the dough turned out really thick so I had to add half a cup of soy milk to make it workable. Which meant I then had to add 1/4 tsp baking powder too. The only other modification I made it was add half cup of raisins and half cup of walnuts instead of a full cup of raisins. Read More
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