Buttermilk-Oatmeal-Raisin Muffins

This low-sugar, flavorful muffin recipe is from my friend Lee in Vermont. Start the muffin preparation the night before you plan to bake them.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 40 mins
1 dozen


  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • 1 cup rolled oats

  • ½ cup raisins

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 3 tablespoons wheat germ

  • cup butter

  • ¼ cup packed light brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 egg


  1. Combine buttermilk, rolled oats, and raisins in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours to overnight.

  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Liberally grease a 12-cup muffin tin.

  3. Remove buttermilk mixture from the refrigerator. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and wheat germ together in a bowl.

  4. Beat butter and brown sugar together in a large mixing bowl until light. Add honey and egg and mix well.

  5. Add flour mixture and buttermilk mixture in alternating batches to the mixing bowl with the butter mixture; stir until batter is evenly moistened.

  6. Divide batter evenly into the prepared muffin tin.

  7. Bake in the preheated oven until set and golden brown, 22 to 28 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

166 Calories
7g Fat
25g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 166
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 208mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 65mg 5%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 171mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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