Rating: 4 stars
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I made these muffins out of ingredients I usually have on hand in my pantry. The muffins can be customized to use whatever ingredients you have available to you. In addition to being easy to make, these humble muffins get an extra boost of flavor from browned butter.

Recipe Summary

20 mins
25 mins
20 mins
1 hr 5 mins
12 muffins


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


Instructions Checklist
  • Mix together milk and vinegar in a large bowl. Stir in oats and allow mixture to soak for at least 15 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, prepare brown butter. Add butter to a small, light-colored saucepan over medium heat. Cook, swirling pan constantly, until butter is melted and brown bits begin to form on the bottom of the pan, 7 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 12-cup muffin tin or line cups with paper liners.

  • Stir flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg together in a bowl. Set aside.

  • Add cooled browned butter, maple syrup, and vanilla to the soaked oats. Whisk until combined. Add in egg and mix until thoroughly combined. Mix in 1/2 of the flour mixture and stir until just combined. Mix in remaining flour mixture, stirring until just combined. Fold in raisins and walnuts.

  • Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling each 3/4 full.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until tops spring back when lightly pressed, 15 to 18 minutes. Cool in the tin for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Cook's Notes:

Have buttermilk in place of soured milk? Use it! No whole wheat flour? Try all-purpose. No maple syrup? Try brown sugar instead. You can use any spices, dried fruits, or nuts you prefer as well.

These muffins are only lightly sweet---so use up to a 1/2 cup maple syrup or brown sugar for more sweetness, if desired.

Substitute lemon juice for vinegar, if preferred.

Nutrition Facts

222 calories; protein 4.5g; carbohydrates 25.2g; fat 12.5g; cholesterol 37.5mg; sodium 280.6mg. Full Nutrition