Delicious Low-FODMAP Oatmeal Raisin Muffins; Gluten-free, Dairy-free

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Low-FODMAP Oatmeal Raisin Muffins are so delicious, you would never notice how healthy they are.  I love low-FODMAP recipes like this. No mixer required!

Delicious, chewy raisins in a moist, light crumb, flavored with cinnamon and orange zest.  My kids hate raisins, and they all had a second one 🙂

So, I hear you saying- I can’t have raisins!  Well, guess what?  While raisins are often perceived to be high in FODMAPs, it depends on the serving size.  One serving of raisins is plenty for making these muffins as delicious as can be.

FODMAP fact: If you stick to a portion of 13 grams (1 tablespoon) of raisins, you will be consuming one low-FODMAP serving.

Remember: the low-FODMAP diet is NOT a no-FODMAP diet.  Your goal is remain within a low-FODMAP portion, while still enjoying a variety of foods for optimal gut health.  Check out my low-FODMAP Top 11 tips and tricks for other pointers.

These delicious muffins remind me of my low-FODMAP certified Oatmeal Raisin Bliss Happy Bars!  So good and easy to grab on the go.  Feel free to adjust the mix-ins (chocolate chips are great too)!

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Be healthy and happy,

Rachel Pauls, MD

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Although this recipe has not been lab tested, a single serving should be low-FODMAP based on the ingredients *using available FODMAP data at time of posting

Yield: 12 muffins; Serving size 1 muffin

Prep time: 15 minutes

Bake time: 18-22 minutes (ovens vary, yours may need more or less time)

Total time: 32-37 minutes

Bake 350 F

Equipment:  muffin tin, paper liners


  • 1 and 1/2 cups Authentic Foods GF Classical Blend, or other all-purpose GF, low-FODMAP flour (check out my low-FODMAP bake off for the reason I love this brand)
  • 1/2 cup quick oats
    • If you don’t have quick oats, then you can use your food processor to pulse traditional rolled oats into smaller pieces for the same results
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, plus for sprinkling
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon xanthan gum, if not added to your flour choice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/ 2 cup (65 g) raisins
    • 13 g is one low-FODMAP serving due to fructans
  • 3/4 cup (100g) chopped walnuts (omit if nut-allergy)
    • 30 g is one low-FODMAP serving
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon low-FODMAP milk (such as lactose-free or almond milk)
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 & 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • Coarse raw sugar and traditional rolled oats for sprinkling on top


  • Preheat oven to 350ºF and position rack in center of oven
  • Grease 12 muffin cups with cooking spray, and line with liners
  • Place raisins in cup with the low-FODMAP milk and orange zest to soak for 5 minutes while prepping the other ingredients
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together your quick oats and brown sugar
  • To this mixture, stir the low-FODMAP flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, baking powder, xanthan gum, and salt
  • Add walnuts and mix again
  • In a separate medium bowl combine oil, eggs and vanilla and whisk until well combined. Stir in the milk and raisin mixture
  • Add the liquids to the flour mixture and stir until just blended by hand, it will be quite sticky
  • Fill all 12 of the muffin cups in your muffin pan evenly
    • I used a large cookie scoop, they should be about 3/4 full
  • Sprinkle with your choice of coarse sugar, cinnamon and/or traditional rolled oats
  • Bake about 18-22 minutes until muffins are light golden brown and springy to the touch
    • Tester should come out clean; as ovens vary yours may need more or less time
  • Cool in pan for 5 minutes and transfer to a rack to cool completely

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Comments Rating 4.67 (3 reviews)

6 Responses

  1. Perfectly soft

    These were easy and my husband loved them. Not too sweet, like a muffin should be! Thank you!

  2. Yummylicious

    Have not been baking for a while (kitchen renovation) and this was my first bake in my new kitchen. Must have lost my rhythm as I forgot to add Xanthum. Felt dismal and nervous about result.

    Well it wasn’t as bad as I thought because in spite of my oversight, it tasted delicious with a good balance of flavors. It was a little crumbly due to the omission but I know better next time. My daughter is coming home for Easter, and I don’t think she’ll notice any difference. Thank you, will certainly be making it again (with xanthum of course)!

    1. We have missed you!
      Welcome back and thank you so much for your comments. Glad they were delicious even without xanthan gum. Happy Easter!

  3. These were good but very dry and I have a standard muffin pan but got 18 instead of 12 muffins out of the recipe. I baked for 16 minutes and they were done (maybe because they were smaller than yours)? but will try for 15 minutes next time. I eat 1 muffin before long weekend workouts so I always appreciate new recipes. I froze most of these so these will get me through a couple of months of weekend workouts.

    1. Thanks for your comments!
      There should not have been that many, and suspect that your pan is smaller than ours. We agree they may have been overdone. Sorry that happened!

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