These are very quick and easy to throw together, and they have really nice flavor! I used fresh fruit instead of dried (we skipped the raisins based on preference) so I was able to skip the soaking step. The only comment I have is that for some reason they spread out quite a bit and the texture was more like that of a muffin top. That garnered no complaints from the peanut gallery, though, and we enjoyed them very much :). Thanks for posting! Made for ZWT 8: The Wild Bunch.