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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

prep:
20 mins
cook:
25 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
1 hr 5 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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  • Mix together milk and vinegar in a large bowl. Stir in oats and allow mixture to soak for at least 15 minutes.

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  • 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
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Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2020
The muffins turned out great. Very moist and tasty. I used all purpose flour instead of wheat flour and only had raisins. I will make these again. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/09/2020
Not sweet enough. Very bland. Read More
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2020
The muffins turned out great. Very moist and tasty. I used all purpose flour instead of wheat flour and only had raisins. I will make these again. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
04/10/2020
Dry and there was nothing special about the taste Read More
Rating: 1 stars
04/11/2020
pretty bland and not even like its healthy. I sprinkled brown sugar on top too but still not very good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2020
Will absolutely bake again. What a fun recipe! I added chopped pecans, chopped dried cherries and cocoa nibs instead of walnuts and raisins. I also used an ancient grain flour mix instead. Though the brown butter was awesome, I’m going to try half the amount and add unsweetened applesauce for other half, as they came out a little greasy for my liking. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2020
What a fun recipe! I used what I had at the house, an ancient grain flour. Also instead of raisins and walnuts, I added chopped pecans, chopped cherries and cocoa nibs. Though the brown butter was awesome, next time o make these, I will do half as much butter and other half swap applesauce. I little too greasy for my liking. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
05/09/2020
Not sweet enough. Very bland. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2020
Wonderful. Moist. Hearty. I used 1/3 cup coconut flour with 1/4 cup coconut water instead of 1 cup whole wheat flour. Extra 5 minutes cook time to perfect the spring. I've never used that method before works great! Read More