Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal Muffins (Gluten-Free)


Who wants cinnamon raisin oatmeal muffins? me, me, me, me! 🙋🏽‍♀️

Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal Muffins

Instead of telling you about how great these gluten-free cinnamon raisin oatmeal muffins are – I’m going to do something a little different for today’s blog post! I’ve decided to interview my husband, Roby about this recipe. Just to give you some background on Roby – all you really need to know is that he thinks he’s really funny, likes to pull my leg and enjoys telling/hearing dad jokes.

Bold = me (Ashley) Italics = Roby.

How often would you eat these muffins?  I could eat this every other day.

Do you want to expand on that?  No.

Well, why could you eat it every other day and not like every day?  I said I didn’t want to expand on that… 

Okay… describe this muffin: [Roby takes me by surprise and I can’t keep up. He says something about the muffins having some type of undertone which is punctuated by the cinnamon? I try to repeat his answer to him and this is what happens:]

So you said it has a sweet cinnamon flavor and the raisins have kind of a caramel-y flavor? Right?  No, you messed up what I said. I was saying that overall there’s a sweet cinnamon flavor and every now and then when you bite into a raisin you get a burst of caramel sweetness. This is all tied together nicely with the chewy goodness from the oatmeal.”

Wow, maybe you should have been a food blogger… I think you describe food better than I do.  Nah. [he winks]

Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal Muffins

Would you consider this a dessert: Raisins in desserts are a travesty. This is a happy breakfast. Especially when it’s warmed. It is not a dessert.

(side note from Ashley: Roby and I disagree – I do think this would make for a good dessert).

How would you suggest that someone eat these muffins? Warm them up, spread some butter on them and serve them with a cold glass of milk. Okay, Ash, I have a lot to do, are you done?


[Roby picks up another muffin, kisses my cheek and then walks out of the room.] 

Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal Muffins

Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal Muffins

Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal Muffins

Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal Muffins

4.25 from 4 reviews
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  • 2 cups gluten-free rolled oats I get mine at Trader Joes
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup canned coconut milk or milk of choice
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup raisins


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Add all the ingredients except for the raisins into a blender and blend until smooth. Fold in the raisins.
  • Pour batter into a lined muffin tin.
  • Bake at 350F for 12-14 minutes if you’re making mini muffins or for 15-18 minutes for regular muffins (do a toothpick test - make sure it comes out clean).
  • Allow the muffins to cool on a wire rack.
  • Store the muffins in the fridge for 4-5 days.


  • If making this for a new mama, add 1 tablespoon brewers yeast to make these lactation muffins!
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  1. Rose says

    5 stars
    I made these and found them to be the easiest muffin recipe ever and great for when I need last minute muffins.
    They were very tasty and had a nice texture. That said I was a bit apprehensive during prep as I found the batter to be very liquid and needed to bake an additional 10 minutes to get a cake tester come out clean. They were perfectly done at 24 minutes, not overdone or dry.

    I reviewed the ingredients list twice and am pretty sure I followed the recipe exactly with exception of using soy milk instead of coconut milk. I don’t see anyone else reporting this so I’m not eliminating the possibility that I made an error in measuring the ingredients. I will definitely make again. Something I would like to try is making batter night before to let raisins soak up some of the liquid.

  2. mary says

    5 stars
    These were delicious! Since some of the reviews said they weren’t sweet, I made a few adjustments: used 1/4 cup honey+1/4 cup maple syrup, added 1/2 tsp vanilla, 1/8tsp nutmeg, 1/8tsp allspice, and 3tbsp of erythritol sweetener. They just came out of the oven and they are the perfect consistency and definitely sweet enough for my sweet tooth!

  3. Katie says

    5 stars
    I love that these are so quick and easy to make. I cut the maple syrup in half and used a 1/4 brown sugar because I didn’t have enough syrup, and added in about a 1/8 tsp cloves and 1/8 tsp nutmeg and I think the flavors will come out even a little more tomorrow. Thank you for sharing us wonderful gluten free option!

  4. Avery says

    2 stars
    If you want tasty cinnamon sugar oatmeal muffins, look elsewhere. The worst part about this muffin is that it tried so hard to be tasty. There was just enough sweetness to trick you into thinking it would be more than bland. It was not. The sweetest part of this recipe were the blueberries I added.

    This recipe might be saveable if you add sugar. Emphasis on might. I appreciate the effort to make a healthy treat, but good healthy food should also be tasty, and this was not that.

  5. Maneesha says

    5 stars
    I tried this recipe, and it was amazing! I love the cinnamon raisin combo, and I used honey instead of maple syrup (cuz I didn’t have any maple syrup at home), and it turned out very well! Great recipe! I’m definitely making these again!

  6. Heenal says

    Could I sub the Eggs for an egg substitute like Flax seed meal mixed with water (1blsp Flax meal + 1tbsp water = 1egg) ??

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