Heirloom Raisin Muffins
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This recipe is from my mom's recipe box collection.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Serves: 12
  • 1 cup fresh raisins
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup soft butter
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups sifted flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  1. Place 1 cup water in a 2 cup glass measuring cup. Add raisins until the liquid is up to the 2-cup line (or less if you don't like raisins as well). Place in microwave for 2.5 to 3 minutes on high. Set aside on counter to cool until you measure other ingredients.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease muffin pan with cooking spray or butter.
  3. Put ½ cup soft butter in mixing bowl. Beat with wooden spoon until fluffy...30 seconds or so.
  4. Add ¾ cup sugar and beat until well mixed.
  5. Add 2 eggs. Beat again until well mixed.
  6. Add flour, baking powder and salt and mix together, just until moistened.
  7. Pour the raisin liquid into a separate cup. Add the drained raisins to the muffin batter.
  8. Add a scant ¼ cup of raisin liquid to the batter and mix together. Do not over mix. This batter will be runnier than many other muffin recipes.
  9. Line a standard size muffin pan (12) with paper liners or grease each muffin cup.
  10. Spoon batter into each muffin cup, filling ¾ full.
  11. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve warm. Makes 12 raisin muffins.
Recipe by Vintage Cooking at https://www.vintagecooking.com/heirloom-raisin-muffins/