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Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Muffins

Hi πŸ™‚

Thank you for all the sweet comments about my new job!

Everything is going well so far! I’m way busier doing this than my job at work… go figure πŸ˜‰

Ok… I have a question for you…

What decade were you born in?

I was born in the mid seventies… graduated high school in the early nineties, then graduated college in the late nineties…

And yes… I’m aware that I’m aging myself right now πŸ˜‰

The eighties were a huge part of my life.

I am a true product of the eighties!

I love the music, the movies, everything!

I have the Sirius Eighties music channel programmed in my car.

Growing up… I wanted to be Molly Ringrald (specifically in the movie “Pretty in Pink”.)

I can do the same dance routine that Kevin Bacon does in Footloose…

….. Did I just admitted that?!?!! …..

My favorite song from the eighties is “Into the groove” by Madonna. I can’t get enough of that song.

I loved Madonna in her eighties days…

I even have pictures of me and my friends all dressed up with our lace gloves, tulle skirts, and big bows in our hair… and no… it was not halloween.

Over the weekend I was reminiscing…

Growing up in the eighties, my mom ALWAYS had Little Debbie Oatmeal Cream Pies and Little Debbie Star Crunch in the house.

This led to an intense craving for Oatmeal Cream Pies…

Insert Oatmeal Raisin Muffins πŸ™‚


These completely cured my craving!!!

They are so moist and taste just like an oatmeal raisin cookie… but in a dense muffin form.


I’m sure you’ve noticed that the cream filling is missing.

You see… when I was little, I would take one bite of the oatmeal cream pie, then just eat the cookie part…. not the filling…

Weird… I know…


I actually considered making a glaze to go on top… but decided these were perfect as is!


  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2/3 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup raisins


Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda, oats, cinnamon, and sugar. Mix until blended… set aside.

In a separate bowl, combine canola oil, apple sauce, and vanilla extract. Mix well.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Stir until combined.

Add raisins to mixture and gently fold in.

Line muffin tin with liners.

Using an ice cream scoop, fill each muffin cup… will make about 7 muffins.

Bake for 23 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.



Question of the Day?

What’s your favorite decade? Mine is totally the eighties πŸ˜‰

19 Responses

  1. Jessica @ How Sweet said on March 16, 2010 at 7:45 am

    I was born in 82 so the 80s still played a part in my life! These muffins look delish!

  2. Joanna Sutter (Fitness & Spice) said on March 16, 2010 at 7:58 am

    sounds like we are about the same age…I might have a year or two on you, but who’s counting!? πŸ˜‰

    I, too, loved the 80’s. The 90’s? Kind of a blur! Let’s make the ’10’s the best yet!

  3. Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday said on March 16, 2010 at 8:35 am

    Yeah I think a cream cheese frosting would be awesome. Those muffins look so moist! It must be the oil.

  4. Ange said on March 16, 2010 at 8:49 am

    First of all – I’m a new follower and just wanted to say hello! Congrats on the new job! I’m in a similar dilemma – I am due back to my regional mgr corporate job in June, and my heart is at home! We’ll see…..

    These look scrumptious! I was born in 1980 and loved the lil Debbies!!!

  5. Nicole, RD said on March 16, 2010 at 8:59 am

    Yummm! I love your vegan baked good! Lots of raisins….mmm!

  6. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman said on March 16, 2010 at 9:01 am

    I was born in ’82, so I may have been really young in the 80s but somehow I remember that decade well. I am thankful I was never old enough to wear anything with shoulder pads, though. Those muffins look so moist!

  7. Gelareh @ Nutritious Foodie said on March 16, 2010 at 10:40 am

    yum the muffins look good.

    I was born in 1980 and can remembr a lot of things about the 80’s… but since i grew up in a different country (didn’t move to the states till 94) I have different likes

  8. Heather (Heather's Dish) said on March 16, 2010 at 10:42 am

    i was born in 83, so grew up in the 90’s and graduated high school and college in the 2000’s…but i DO love the 80’s! i don’t know if i could pick a favorite, mainly because I love them all!

  9. Ameena said on March 16, 2010 at 11:06 am

    I was born in the mid seventies so I know all about the 80s! Loved Madonna and Wham and Little Debbie too. πŸ™‚ I can relate about being SO busy at home too…staying home is harder than going to an office for sure.

  10. Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) said on March 16, 2010 at 11:46 am

    I am totally an ’80s girl!!! My favorite song was Madonna’s “Crazy For You”! I do miss the Little Debbie Oatmeal Cream pies too. These sound delicious!!! I hope you feel better…fight the sore throat!

  11. Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly said on March 16, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    The 90’s!! Mainly because they were when I was the age 9-18 and that was a fun time in my life! Not that the 2000’s were fanatastic too…married, job, independence…hum…don’t make me choose! πŸ™‚

  12. Stef said on March 16, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    omggggg those muffins! i don’t remember much of the 80s, since i was only in it for 2 years lol so i guess the current decade we’re in is my fave, whatever you want to call it.

  13. Mo@MommyRD said on March 16, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    The muffins look so good!
    I think we are close in age – I might have a couple of years on you, but who’s counting? πŸ™‚
    I loved the 90’s, I had a blast finding myself, and moving across country.

  14. Marisa (Loser for Life) said on March 16, 2010 at 9:55 pm


    I want the 80’s to come back in the worst way so that I can sport my BIG HAIR again!!!! Yay for AQUANET πŸ˜‰

  15. Jocelyn @ Peace.Love.Nutrition said on March 17, 2010 at 12:46 am

    Glad the job is going well! I would have to say 90s because that’s when I grew up!

  16. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said on March 17, 2010 at 4:11 am

    i havent thought of a star crunch or an OCPie since 1987. And now i want them both!!!!

    “I’m way busier doing this than my job at work… go figure “–story of my life too girl!

  17. Jess (Fit Chick in the City) said on March 17, 2010 at 7:39 am

    We must be about the same age! The 80’s totally and completely rocked!

  18. Chef Aimee said on March 17, 2010 at 7:56 am

    Oh wow these are so moist! I love baking with applesauce – thanks so much for sharing this recipe!

  19. Simply Life said on March 17, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    YUM! Great looking muffins!