Raisin Oat Breakfast Muffins

Raisin oat breakfast muffins are a great grab and go breakfast. These healthy muffins are made with oats, orange juice, honey, Greek yogurt and raisins. A complete breakfast in one! 

Raisin oat breakfast muffins are a great grab and go breakfast. These healthy muffins are made with oats, orange juice, honey, Greek yogurt and raisins. A complete breakfast in one!

These raisin oat breakfast muffins are not only great for breakfast but they also make perfect healthy snacks.

Simple to make, they contain no refined sugar or butter.

Plus, because I made them with oats, you can bet these muffins are pretty filling too.

You won’t be tempted to reach for any unhealthy snacks once you’ve had one of these!

Raisin oat breakfast muffins are a great grab and go breakfast. These healthy muffins are made with oats, orange juice, honey, Greek yogurt and raisins. A complete breakfast in one!

Recently these muffins saved my life.

OK, so that’s a little bit extreme but let me explain. It happened just after the gym, early on a Tuesday morning a few weeks ago.

(Read the post how we follow the 80/20 rule for eating and you’ll get an idea of a typical week in our lives. My gym mornings during the week are Monday’s and Wednesday’s.)

It’s a short drive from the gym to my work in Glasgow City Centre, but it does involve negotiating one of Europe’s busiest Motorway bridges, The Kingston Bridge.

If anything happens on that bridge, traffic grinds to a halt.

Well guess what? That Tuesday morning something happened and traffic ground to a halt!

Raisin oat breakfast muffins are a great grab and go breakfast. These healthy muffins are made with oats, orange juice, honey, Greek yogurt and raisins. A complete breakfast in one!

Now, normally I’d just roll my eyes, sigh and turn up the radio.

But that particular Tuesday for some reason after my gym session I was starving.

Normally I can hold off my stomach grumbling for the 30 minutes it takes me to get from the gym to my work where I can heat up my morning porridge in the microwave.

Not this morning though.

As we all sat in the backed up traffic staring at the stationary cars in front of us my stomach shouted “Feed me. FEED ME NOW!”.

Raisin oat breakfast muffins are a great grab and go breakfast. These healthy muffins are made with oats, orange juice, honey, Greek yogurt and raisins. A complete breakfast in one!

Now, it just so happened that the previous evening I’d made a batch of these raisin oat breakfast muffins and I was taking them into work to trial them on out my work colleagues, as I do with most of my baked recipes.

In reaching round behind my chair I placed the plastic container containing these “life savers” onto the passenger chair and eagerly ripped off the paper case from a muffin, devouring it in practically one go.

Let me tell you, it was good. It was soon joined by another but, that was enough, because as I said these are pretty filling.

So that’s the story of how these breakfast muffins saved my life! 😉

Raisin oat breakfast muffins are a great grab and go breakfast. These healthy muffins are made with oats, orange juice, honey, Greek yogurt and raisins. A complete breakfast in one!

You know folks, even if I had made it halfway between the gym and my work, to that all famous green coffee shop to pick up my morning Americano, their store bought muffins wouldn’t have satiated me. Even the so called “skinny” ones are packed with more fat and calories than you really want to know about.

No, there is only one solution in order to have healthy breakfast muffins. You’ve got to make them yourself.

My breakfast muffins are relatively low in fat and calories, and are packed with goodness, fibre and healthy fats.

They’re also extremely filling and not full of air like those ones I’ve mentioned!

5 from 1 vote
Raisin oat breakfast muffins are a great grab and go breakfast. These healthy muffins are made with oats, orange juice, honey, Greek yogurt and raisins. A complete breakfast in one!
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Raisin Oat Breakfast Muffins
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Raisin oat breakfast muffins are a great grab and go breakfast. These healthy muffins are made with oats, orange juice, honey, Greek yogurt and raisins. A complete breakfast in one!
Course: Home Baking
Servings: 12 Muffins
Calories: 170 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
  • 160 ml orange juice
  • 80 g honey
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp low fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 medium eggs , lightly beaten
  • 250 g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 60 g porridge oats
  • 60 g raisins
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 180C fan and line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper cases.
  2. In a bowl combine the wet ingredients, the orange juice, honey, oil. yogurt and beaten eggs together.
  3. In a separate bowl combine the dry ingredients, the flour, baking powder, porridge oats and raisins together.
  4. Fold the contents of the wet bowl into the dry ingredient bowl.
  5. Spoon the muffin mixture into the muffin cases. Each muffin case should be about ¾ full of the mixture.
  6. Bake in the centre of the oven for about 20 – 25 minutes. Check they are cooked through by inserting a wooden skewer which should come out clean.
  7. Place on a wire rack to cool.
Recipe Notes

Even more delicious eaten with a spoonful of Greek yogurt.

Nutrition Facts
Raisin Oat Breakfast Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 170 Calories from Fat 33
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.7g 6%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 3%
Cholesterol 27.4mg 9%
Sodium 43.1mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 30.4g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1.3g 5%
Sugars 9.8g
Protein 4.5g 9%
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 12%
Calcium 5%
Iron 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Raisin oat breakfast muffins are a great grab and go breakfast. These healthy muffins are made with oats, orange juice, honey, Greek yogurt and raisins. A complete breakfast in one!

If you enjoyed these then you’ll also love my banana blueberry breakfast muffins. Those would have been equally good “life savers” too!

Now just in case I should ever be faced with the same early morning situation on the Kingston Bridge that I mentioned above, I now have some “emergency” almonds in my gym bag because it’s not every morning I’m carrying a box of freshly baked muffins!!

Have a great weekend folks and I’ll catch you next Tuesday for the penultimate post of our trip to Hawaii and San Francisco, seeing San Francisco on foot and by bus..

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Raisin oat breakfast muffins are a great grab and go breakfast. These healthy muffins are made with oats, orange juice, honey, Greek yogurt and raisins. A complete breakfast in one!

Comments

  1. I love that you used orange juice in these! Can’t go wrong with some citrusy oatmeal raisin!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Fresh orange juice is all part of a healthy morning breakfast.

      I think I managed to pack it all into one? 🙂

  2. What?? You don’t carry a box of freshly baked muffins around at all times? Haha! So I loved this story, Neil. There is nothing worse then being hungry and not being able to do anything about it. That often leads to hangry, and things just go downhill from there. Lucky for you that you had these muffins on hand! I love a good muffin, but I don’t make them that often. I also love a good oat muffin, and these sound like my kind of weekday breakfast. (I say weekday because we try to eat smarter during the week so that we can cheat on the weekends!) I wonder if oat bran would be a good addition here? I love bran muffins!! Hope you have a great weekend, my friend!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Ha ha! Yeah that’s right David. Lynne tells me when I’ve gone and “hangry” and immediately insists that I get something to eat straight away!

      I’m terrible when I’m hangry. All bad tempered and grumpy, lol. I should think these could be made with oat bran too.

      Like yourselves we’re also healthy eaters during the week and enjoy ourselves with more indulgency during the weekend. All part of our 80:20.

      Hope you have a great weekend too. 🙂

  3. No raisins for me – never liked those weirdly shriveled up suckers. But everything else sounds good. If I could eat these – You’d see me picking out the raisins – LOL!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Poor little raisins! 😉

      Oh well for you, as you don’t like raisins, that would give me a “raisin” to have to make these without raisins. LOL! I’m so funny. 😀

  4. Oh my gosh! This will make the perfect breakfast solution in my home, because every morning is a crazy, busy start to the day. The kids and my husband grabbing toast, and me just a cup of coffee. This is great because I can make a batch during the weekend and save it for the mornings. Just checking, do you know whether these muffins freeze well?
    Thanks for the great recipe. Have a fantastic weekend!😃

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Hi Ashika, I haven’t tried to freeze these muffins yet (mainly because they haven’t lasted that long in our house 😉 ) but I think they should be fine for freezing, yes!

      They go well with a cup of coffee I can tell you that though!

      Glad to help out in any way I can in your busy household, it does sound crazy. LOL 😀

  5. These muffins look so good!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks Pamela. Taste really good too and would go great after your recent bagel recipe! 🙂

  6. Yummy! These muffins seem so mouth-watering! I can’t wait to start the day with them!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks so much Agness!

      These make great snacks for grabbing after a good run too! 🙂

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