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Raisin Muffins - Orgran

  • Prep Time: 30m
  • Cook Time: 20m
  • Serves: 12



  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • finely chopped raisins
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 cup ORGRAN All Purpose Plain Flour
  • pumpkin seeds
  • 1 1/2 cups ORGRAN Self Raising Flour
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • butter or salt reduced monounsaturated margarine
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 ripe banana, finely chopped


  • Preheat oven to 160°C (325°F).
  • Prepare a 12-cup muffin tray by spraying with cooking spray.
  • Preparation time includes time to allow raisins to soften in boiling water and standing time before serving.
  • Pour water into a small saucepan. Add raisins and bring to the boil. Remove from heat. Stir in bicarbonate of soda. Allow to stand for 15 minutes.
  • OR
  • Pour water into a small microwave safe bowl. Add raisins. Microwave on high for 1 minute and stir. Microwave for another minute and stir.
  • Stir in bicarbonate of soda. Allow to stand for 15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes put raisins and water into an electric food processor or blender. Blend for a very short time to make sure raisins are very finely chopped. Do not over process. Remove from food processor. Wash and thoroughly dry food processor.
  • Put 1 cup plain flour into the bowl of an electric food processor or blender. Add pumpkin seeds. Process for a very short time to chop seeds. Do not over process.
  • Place self-raising flour into a medium sized bowl. Stir finely chopped pumpkin seeds and plain flour into self-raising flour.
  • Stir walnuts into flour mixture.
  • Cream butter, sugar and vanilla; add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Stir in raisin mixture and banana.
  • Sift flour mixture into creamed mixture.
  • ¾ fill each muffin cup in tray with muffin mixture.
  • Place into a moderate oven and bake for approximately 20 minutes or until muffins are cooked when tested.
  • When muffins are cooked, remove tray from oven. Allow muffins to stand in tray for 10 minutes. Turn muffins out onto a fine wire rack to cool.