Oats Banana Raisins Muffin

Cakes - done, cupcakes - done, roll- done, pizza - done, quiche - done, muffin - not done?? So I had to complete this beginner's baking check list. Right. and then you come across a "Oats, banana, raisin muffin" and you think time has come to complete the list. Too many things, you would say packed in a tiny muffin. Yes you are right, but then you can't have too much of a good thing!! So I didn't have to think too much before trying it out. And I'm sure even you wouldn't be in two minds about it.

Oats Banana Raisins Muffin Recipe

Recipe Source: Food-4tots (Do check out this blog for some great kid friendly recipes)


1/2 cup rolled oats (not flakes) plus 1 tbsp for garnishing

1/2 cup low-fat milk

1 1/2 cups all purpose plain flour

1/2 cup dark brown sugar

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup olive oil

1 medium egg (at room temperature)

1/2 cup raisins

2 over ripe bananas, mashed 
  • Soak raisins with 1 tbsp water in a ziplock or airtight container and keep in fridge for ideally 2-3 hours (I just did for an hour and it was fine). This way raisins will not absorb too much water while baking

  • Preheat oven to 200°C. Line the muffin tray

  • Mix oats with milk and set aside

  • Lightly beat the egg and mix it with oil. Add mashed banana to it and set aside

  • Mix flour, baking powder and baking soda in a large bowl. Add sugar and whisk it properly to ensure no lumps remain. Use fingertips to remove any lump

  • Make a well in the flour and add the egg-banana-oil mixture to it. Fold the dry ingredients with a spatula to cover all the flour

  • Remove the raisins from fridge. Drain any excess water. Pat dry with kitchen towel

  • Add oats-milk mixture and raisins to the batter. Fold it nicely

  • Now spoon the batter to the muffin cups, filling it to 80% (not more)

  • Sprinkle few oats on top of each cup

  • Bake for 15-18 minutes on 375F, or till skewer comes out clean

  • Let it cool for 5-10 minutes before taking it out

  1. Never over mix the batter. Else it will not remain soft

  2. While making banana cake, muffin or bread, always use really over ripe bananas to get a sweeter and better taste

And this too goes as my entry to "Drive me Nuts" event.

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