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Raspberry Oat Muffins

Raspberry Oat Muffins on a white surface

Recently, I was looking through past BoB photos for a little project and happened upon photos of these muffins. I quickly realized that I had never shared the recipe with you. And, believe me, these muffins want nothing more than to be shared with you!

This recipe is a bit different than the traditional muffin. I added oats to them to give them a little extra flavor and a hint of chewiness. I adore raspberries, but feel free to use your favorite berry to make these your own.

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The sanding sugar is optional, but it adds just a touch of sweetness. And, well, it just looks pretty. While it’s not an item you’ll normally find on your local supermarket shelves, I can usually find it at Williams-Sonoma. It’s also available at a couple of my favorite online shops – and King Arthur Flour.

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Raspberry Oat Muffins

Yield 12 standard-size muffins
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes

Raspberries add a burst of flavor to these moist oat muffins!

Raspberry Oat Muffins on a white surface


  • 1 & 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 6 ounces (3/4 cup) raspberries, chopped
  • sanding sugar, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Grease a 12-cup standard muffin pan.
  2. Whisk together flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar. Stir in eggs and vanilla.
  4. Stir in flour mixture, stirring until almost combined. Stir in sour cream. Gently stir in raspberries, making sure not to overmix.
  5. Fill muffin pan with about 1/4 cup batter per cup. Sprinkle tops with sanding sugar, if desired.
  6. Bake 18- 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.

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    33 Comments on “Raspberry Oat Muffins”

  1. Looks delicious! I love the red too, looks pretty.

  2. I LOVE raspberries and can never have too many recipes using them! I will definitely be baking these this weekend. Thanks!

  3. They look wonderul! I save this link and I will try it, sure. Thanks for showing them 🙂

  4. A batch just out of the oven. My house smells AMAZING! I can’t wait to try these. I made sure to leave plenty of scrapes in the bowl – the mixture is delicious. 😀

  5. I have some blueberries that will be making their way into these muffins! Yum!

  6. They looks delicious. I like Raspberry in any form, i mean ice-cream & all. This is something nice & easy to do. I am going to try this weekends. Thanks for sharing this.

  7. this look likes such a tasty recipe! I love the bright red veins of colours it’s so beautiful!

  8. The pockets of juicy raspberries are a scrumptious pairing with oatmeal in these comforting muffins. What a tempting treat for breakfast!

  9. I am all about texture so know the added oats will be a bonus for any muffin that I can vary the berry.

  10. ummm… Just making these now, thought the absence of milk was a bit strange, perhaps edit the recipe as not nearly enough liquid in just the butter and eggs… Hoping these work out with a late addition of milk…

  11. Guestimating 3/4 cup of milk…

  12. I also added milk, otherwise the batter was the consistency of cookie dough. I am guessing I added about 1/2 cup, maybe a little more.

  13. I double checked recipe to be sure I had not omitted milk by mistake. Added a half to three quarters of a cup. There is no way these would have turned out without it. Cookie yes – not muffins. Delicious though.

  14. Just made them, the batter was to dry; I added sour cream, enough to make it a muffin batter.
    My husband is a fan of raspberry coconut combinations so I added shredded coconut. As I write this they are being sampled and the recipe is a huge success. I doubt there will be any left for breakfast.

  15. For those of you asking about milk, there should be 1/2 cup sour cream in the recipe. If you’d prefer to use milk, you can certainly do that and leave out the baking soda. The recipe has been corrected.

  16. These were good! I somehow ovrbaked these the first time – not like me at all. I tried them again but instead of sour cream I used blueberry yogurt. My kids and I liked this variation! My hubby has yet to eat any – hopefully he makes it back from work before these all get gobbled up haha!

  17. Just bumped into this recipe in a link. My fresh raspberries are close to ripening. These will be perfect!!!

  18. Followed the recipe to the letter, and, WOW, they are great!

  19. Made them last night and my husband & I loved them! I had to add 1/2 cup of milk and I used non-fat organic greek yogurt instead of sour cream. Plus, I doubled the raspberries. Also, I recommend baking at 350 or 375 instead of 400.

  20. Gorgeous muffins! I made them this morning for a special treat. I also read some of the reviews, and reduced the oven temperature to 350ºF. My batter was also quite thick, even with the sour cream. I think I might reduce the amount of flour the next time. Bet they’ll be fantastic with strawberries, too.

  21. These are delicious. The only changes I made were the addition of a couple of tablespoons of plain Greek yogurt and a tablespoon or two of molasses. I always add these to any muffin recipe without altering the stated liquid ingredients. Makes the muffins moist and more flavorful. I am so happy to add this recipe to my muffin recipe collection. 

  22. I just made these muffins and I realized it doesn’t say in the recipe where to put the baking soda in. I went out to get baking soda just so I could make these. By the time I realized it didn’t say anything about the baking soda it was to late and they were already in the oven. I hope they will still turn out good.

  23. Pretty thick dough. I added half cup of buttermilk. I might try a whole cup next time. They are in the oven now. Hope they are ok.

  24. Made these muffins but did not have raspberries.  I used raspberry Jan.  Dolloped jam on top of muffin, gave few swirls with a knife and baked as per the recipe.  Delicious!  Will make again using a different flavor of jam.  Love  to bake and therefore love your site..  It has become my go to place  for baking.

  25. Great recipe! Lightly sweet and nice texture.

  26. Can I use yogurt instead of sour cream?

  27. Recipe is just what I am looking for. Will try it this weekend. You mentioned an update of this recipe. I can not find it.

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