Rasberry oatmeal low-fat muffins

Two raspberry oatmeal muffins pictured from above with the text 'eat me' above them.

These muffins will work. They will be full or oatmeal and raspberries. They will have minimal calories and still be equal part moist and delicious.



No need to know where the life jackets are or the emergency exits. Everything is, and will be, just dandy.

Say it with me: raspberry oatmeal low fat muffins.

A raspberry oatmeal low fat muffin ripped in half showing the inside
This is my apple oatmeal low fat muffins rejigged with raspberries in it. But it is such a good adaption that merely adding a note of ‘you could swap out apples for raspberries’ would not suffice. It required as much time in the lime light.

The original recipe is good. The adaption is lovely.

This is the Qantas of muffins. Before that unfortunate Airbus 330 incident. Best not think about that. Here’s a picture of a kitten.

A kitten peeking out of a blanket.
Enjoy. Know these are safe, predicable muffins. After you eat one you may even want to go bungy jumping to restore the safety/risk taking balance in your life.

But that’s up to you.

A raspberry oatmeal low fat muffin

2 cups of frozen or fresh raspberries
1 1/2 cups plain flour
2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup quick oats
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup fat-free milk
2 tablespoons olive or canola oil
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup plain fat-free yoghurt
2 egg whites


  1. Preheat oven to 190 C. Grease a 12 cup muffin tin or line with patty cases and spray with cooking oil.
  2. Place flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl. Mix with a whisk.
  3. Combine milk, oil, vanilla, yoghurt and egg whites. Stirring until well blended. Add wet ingredients to flour bowl, add raspberries and mix with a wooden spoon until just combined.
  4. Spoon into the prepared muffin tin and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean and muffins are golden. Makes 12.

Healthy? Awesomely so, even ever so slightly more so than the apple version. 155 calories per muffin.

Gluten free? I have done this with the apple version no probs. Substitute the flour and oats with GF versions of each and it converts across really well.

Storage: They freeze well, otherwise best eaten within a couple of days.

28 Comments on Rasberry oatmeal low-fat muffins

  1. Sarah
    29 April 2012 at 1:19 pm (5 years ago)

    mmm, i love raspberry muffins!

  2. frugalfeeding
    29 April 2012 at 8:52 pm (5 years ago)

    They look great, Aimee. Nice and wholesome – I want :D.

  3. Kristy
    30 April 2012 at 7:37 am (5 years ago)

    Oh look at that little kitten! Too darn cute! And I’m all for raspberry muffins – that burst of raspberry goodness in that cake looks delicious. :) I’d go so far as to say they are my favorite fruit. :) I doubt they’d inspire me to go bungy jumping though. 😉

    • Aimee@clevermuffin
      30 April 2012 at 11:15 pm (5 years ago)

      I think they’re right up there with my favourite fruit too! Hard to come by fresh in Australia, but in the UK I lived off them!

  4. Just A Smidgen
    30 April 2012 at 10:57 am (5 years ago)

    This look to be the perfect sort of muffin for my weekend mornings, Aimee.. safe and excellent flavor.. ingredients I have on hand most times.

    • Aimee@clevermuffin
      30 April 2012 at 11:16 pm (5 years ago)

      Oh yea, nothing nicer than some hot baked goods on a weekend morning!

  5. Sawsan@ Chef in disguise
    30 April 2012 at 2:49 pm (5 years ago)

    Healthy, low calories and with rasberries and oats! what more could one ask for in a muffin?

  6. pencilkitchen
    30 April 2012 at 5:20 pm (5 years ago)

    I’m not doing the bungee jumping. Noo, way! but these muffins do look steady!

    • Aimee@clevermuffin
      30 April 2012 at 11:17 pm (5 years ago)

      I’m also not convinced on the the bungee jumping either :)

  7. Courtney
    1 May 2012 at 1:49 am (5 years ago)

    Wow, thank you for the kitten pic. I was feeling kind of sad there for a minute. 😉 Lovely delicious muffins, yes please!

  8. The Hook
    15 May 2012 at 7:31 am (5 years ago)

    I LOVE that pic – and caption!

  9. myhealthyohana
    19 May 2012 at 7:59 am (5 years ago)

    These look delicious, can’t wait to try them! I think my daughter will enjoy them too :)

  10. Blossom45
    25 October 2012 at 7:52 pm (5 years ago)

    Can’t wait to try these – my two fav ingredients! Why do most raspberry muffin recipes have white chocolate I wonder? Cute kitten!

    • Aimee@clevermuffin
      26 October 2012 at 10:01 am (5 years ago)

      Thanks, she’s a proper cat now though! I think white choc goes great with raspberries, but as a healthy alternative I don’t miss them in these muffins.

  11. Blossom45
    27 October 2012 at 9:13 pm (5 years ago)

    I made these today, and they’re really good! I used a cup of raspberries and one of blueberries as I didn’t have enough raspberries, it works. Plus I forgot the sugar ’till after it was all mixed so added that at the end – amazingly they still turned out well. A great morning snack. :)

    • Aimee@clevermuffin
      28 October 2012 at 11:09 am (5 years ago)

      That’s awesome! I love how fail safe this recipe can be!

  12. sweetinsomniac
    19 November 2012 at 5:35 pm (5 years ago)

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and liking my post. I love your blog and am bookmarking it for reference. I love the way these muffins look, will try them soon.

  13. Anna
    27 March 2013 at 4:33 pm (4 years ago)

    Just made these! used 1/3 cup brown sugar and 1/3 mashed banana. Activia vanilla yogurt- two four oz packs. They were delicious and I would gladly make again!! next time I would cut my berries in half.

    • Aimee@clevermuffin
      3 April 2013 at 9:00 pm (4 years ago)

      Great tips! The recipe is pretty diverse, and I love the idea of substituting out some of the yoghurt for banana. I think I might try that!

  14. Nicole
    3 May 2014 at 11:58 am (3 years ago)

    I just made these but instead of yogurt I used 2 containers of unsweetened applesauce I had on hand and 2 extra tablespoons of oil. I also pressed some oats on top before baking for decoration. Only 32 calories more than the original recipe and I won’t have to worry about removing the muffins from the wrappers! Thanks!

  15. Yence
    14 August 2014 at 5:54 pm (3 years ago)

    I made these and my 11 yo daughter begging for more

  16. TheAussieChef
    30 September 2014 at 6:59 pm (3 years ago)

    Wow,they look stunning..and low fat too..geez Aimee you must be the goddess of muffin baking..I have raspberries right now,might make some tomorrow…..Fab recipe..:-)

    • Aimee@clevermuffin
      2 October 2014 at 9:56 am (3 years ago)

      It’s about the most requested recipe I get. Fresh raspberries make it all the more special too :)

      • TheAussieChef
        2 October 2014 at 11:22 am (3 years ago)

        I’m not surprised,it’s a great recipe and I will be making it this afternoon,I’m looking forward to trying them.:-)

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