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Orange-Raisin Muffins

Raisins and Grapes


A raisin is produced by drying grapes and the word ‘raisin’ actually means grape. They come in black, purple, brown, yellow and blue. Currants are dried black Corinth grapes and sultanas are dried golden grapes. They are high in B vitamins, Iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous and potassium. Raisins can be between 65-72% sugar.

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RECIPE:  Orange-Raisin Muffins

  • Prep Time:  10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15-20 Minutes
  • Yield:  12 Muffins
  • Difficulty Level:  Beginner, Easy

Lovely and delicate, these Orange Raisin Muffins are easy to make from scratch and with the delicate flavor of citrus, they are irresistibly scrumptious!


1 3/4 cups sifted unbleached flour

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

2 eggs

2 tablespoons butter (melted)

1/2 cup milk

1/4 cup orange juice

1/4 cup grated orange rind

1/2 cup raisins (soaked in warm water for 10 minutes and then drained)



1) Preheat 400°, grease or line 12 muffin tins, set aside.

2) In a large bowl sift together flour, salt, sugar and baking powder, set aside.

3) In a separate bowl beat eggs, add melted butter, milk and orange juice; add to dry ingredients and mix only enough to blend. Do not over mix.

4)  Fold in Add orange rind and raisins and mix lightly.

5)  Fill muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until they test done.

6) Remove from oven, transfer to cooling rack.

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Acknowledgement:  Home Baking Association
Cottage Core Home would like to thank and acknowledge The Home Baking Association (HBA) for being a valuable resource who supports home baking