Spicy Cinnamon Raisin Muffins

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is a nice sweet and spicy treat to bake around Halloween. Very simple! 8)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2. Grease muffin tins.
  3. (This will make 8 medium muffins).
  4. Sift together flour with baking powder.
  5. In blender, drop egg, milk, shortening, cinnamon, sugar, and salt.
  6. Blend until mixture is smooth.
  7. Drop the raisins into blender.
  8. Blend only a few seconds.
  9. Pour over the flour mixture.
  10. Stir lightly.
  11. Pour batter into the muffin tins.
  12. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
Most Helpful

I doubled this recipe and made a few little changes. I used whole wheat pastry flour, and then increased the baking powder by just a dash. I used butter, as I do not use shortening or margarine for anything in order to avoid hydrogenated oil. I also used dark brown sugar to give a slighly richer flavor. Finally, I did not use a blender, and mixed everything in a bowl instead. This recipe is definitely a keeper. My family liked these and so did a group of ladies I had over.

fulltime_mom April 23, 2009

This recipe made 10 muffins for me. These taste like fall and are super amazing when warm. I did add a few tablespoons of butter to the recipe for some added richness. I did not use a blender, but mixed by hand. Your raisins will not sink to the bottom if you coat them in flour, shake off the excess in a colander or sieve, and then add them into the final batter.

996635 October 20, 2008

Woah! These guys rose sky-high! I used canola oil instead of the melted shortening and skipped mixing this in a blender and just mixed everything together by hand. Overall these turned out well. I gound them a tad dry and I thought they had a bit of a baking powdery flavor. The raisins settled at the bottoms, which wasn't really problematic, but I just thought I'd mention it. I was kind of surprised that, although these smelled wonderfully cinnamony when they came out of the oven, but after they cooled, it wasn't very strong. Quite subtle in fact. I got 7 muffins, but I see how you could get 8. Pretty good, though! Thanks Ocean~Ivy!!

Roosie December 23, 2004