Throwback Thursday Recipe – Oatmeal Raisin Muffins, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Today I’m starting a new feature calling Throwback Thursday Recipe. Actually there is a little blog background tied to the Throwback Thursday Recipe.

One day I had sat down to attend to some organizing of the bulging files and clippings of recipes I had accumulated over the many years of my culinary adventures – which dated back to and before I first married. Take into mind these files and clippings are in addition to the many cookbooks I have also collected. Actually, since I’ve married Tall & Handsome our cookbook collection has grown to become his, mine and ours. It’s like the Brady Bunch of cookbooks.

But, while organizing these recipes, I realized I had enough to share in a blog – probably for a long time, and thus, The BamaSteelMagnolia’s Bistro was born. Some of these recipes are truly “vintage” recipes. You can see how our way of thinking regarding food changes, then circles around and changes again.

Today’s Throwback Thursday Recipe is one I’ve had for over 30 years. I can honestly say I have no recollection where I first saw it or got it, and over time I’ve made a couple of changes like using low fat milk and adding vanilla flavoring. Oatmeal Raisin Muffins are a great start for your day. We know that oatmeal lowers cholesterol, but for several other wonderful health benefits, check out this article. And, raisins are like little powerhouses of health, full of energy, antioxidants and other good for you goodness.

These muffins have a wonderful rich, nutty flavor and are tasty on their on, but we love them with a tad of peach jam or seedless blackberry jam. We get an Amish sugarless peach jam at William’s Orchard in Springville that’s not too far from where we live. That and a cup of hot coffee or tea and your morning will look fantastic.

Oatmeal Raisin Muffins

1 cup all purpose flour

1 cup oats

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 cup butter

1 egg, beaten

1 cup lowfat milk (I used 2%)

1 teaspoon pure vanilla flavoring

1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

1/2 cup raisins


1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 cup sugar

Combine to make a cinnamon-sugar mixture.

1. In a bowl add dry ingredients flour, oats, baking powder, kosher salt. Using a whisk, combine the dry ingredients together.

2. Cut in the butter to the dry ingredients with a pastry cutter or two knives until the butter resembles pea size or smaller.

3. In another bowl combine milk, egg, brown sugar and vanilla flavoring. Combine well.

4. Pour into dry ingredients and combine just until dry ingredients are moist.

5. Fold in raisins.

6. Pour into muffin tins that have been prepared with cooking spray or lined with liners.

7. Sprinkle the tops of the muffins with cinnamon-sugar mixture.

8. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 – 20 minutes.


Oatmeal Raisin Muffins

© 2015 Beverly Hicks Burch All Rights Reserved.

Comments: 2

  1. mountainmode February 5, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    Man are they good with my morning cup of coffee. As Tony would say, “Hmmmm hmmmm good!!!”

    • bamasteelmagnolia@windstream.net February 6, 2015 at 1:40 pm

      Not only are they good, but they’re good for you, too. 🙂

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