These oatmeal raisin cinnamon chip muffins are reminiscent of a classic oatmeal raisin cookie. I made sure each of these had a ton of cinnamon baking chips in them!
Guys, I’ve fallen off the muffin wagon lately. You know how I was *thisclose* to renaming my blog Eva Bakes Muffins (sarcasm)? Well, it’s literally been months since I baked muffins. I have a good reason, though. I’ve been so busy trying to recreate all the luscious pastries from our Europe trip (like mascarpone cream filled croissants) that I didn’t have the time to bake muffins! The horror!
Never fear, my friends. I am back with these oatmeal raisin cinnamon chip muffins.
My (skating) pairs partner went to Hershey (Pennsylvania) not too long ago for a performance of Stars on Ice. While he was there, he went to Chocolate World and picked up some limited edition baking items for me. He told me one evening at the rink that he placed the bag of goodies on top of my skating bag. When I finally went to my skating bag, I didn’t see the baking items. He was in utter shock when he realized that he placed my goody bag on top of the wrong skating bag! Some lucky skater got to take home all of my treats that evening.
A few months later, my pairs partner gifted me with some baking items from Hershey’s. He said that he went online to buy them since he felt bad about the first gifting incident. One of the ingredients was Hershey’s cinnamon chips, which I am a big fan of (and can never find in my grocery store any longer).
Because I had been behind on my muffin baking game, and because I love oatmeal raisin cookies, I combined the two together into these muffins. I made an oatmeal raisin muffin but added in tons of cinnamon baking chips. That way, these muffins have more cinnamon-y goodness and a fun textural contrast.
My family and I really enjoyed these muffins and they were a great snack during the day. Thanks again to my pairs partner for gifting me with these baking chips!
Oatmeal raisin cinnamon chip muffins
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 and 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 egg
- 1 cup buttermilk I used 1 cup milk plus 1 teaspoon vinegar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 cup cinnamon baking chips
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Generously grease or line a standard muffin pan and set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside.
- In a medium sized bowl, mix together the egg, buttermilk, vanilla and applesauce. Transfer this into the large bowl with the dry ingredients and mix until a few dry streaks remain. Fold in the raisins and cinnamon chips.
- Evenly distribute the batter into your muffin pan, filling each well about 3/4 full. Top with additional raisins and/or cinnamon chips if desired. Bake in your preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Allow the muffins to cool before serving.