Raisin Chocolate Muffins

Today I baked muffins from an old recipe of my grandmother’s. Her original recipe only called for the raisins, but I added chocolate chips to kick it up a notch.  These muffins also contain apple sauce, which really makes these extra moist!  It yields 28 muffins, so you will have a few extra to share with coworkers or take to a party.

Raisin Chocolate Muffins
Here are the finished Chocolate Raisin Muffins. Delicious!!
Raisin Chocolate Muffin Ingredients
Here’s what your going to need. Well, this and apple sauce, I forgot to put it in the picture …
Creaming the butter and sugar

Start with creaming the butter and the sugar together. I use this aftermarket beater blade that scrapes the sides of the bowl as it spins, no scraping necessary! Such a time saver!Eggs

Next, grab a bowl and crack some eggs into it.Eggs added to creamed sugar

Add the eggs to the creamed sugar and mix well.


Measure the flour into a separate bowl.Adding cinnamon

Add the rest of the dry ingredients into the bowl containing the flour.Whisk the dry ingredients

Then, whisk the dry ingredients together, making sure they are well mixed.Mixing Muffin Batter

Now, slowly add the dry ingredients into the mix.Apple Sauce

Now, for the “secret” ingredient, apple sauce!  Alternate between 1 cup of dry ingredients and 1/2 cup of apple sauce. Otherwise, the mixture will get really thick and you might break your nice KitchenAid Mixer.
Finished Raisin Chocolate Muffin Batterr

Here’s the finished batter!Fold in the raisins

Next, add 1 cup raisins. The nice thing about this recipe is that you can really add anything to the base mixture and it’ll taste great!Fold in the chocolate

Like a 12oz bag of chocolate chips!Muffin tin with liners

Line a muffin pan with baking cups for easy cleanup.

Filled Muffin Liners

And then fill them with the batter. Fill to about 3/4ths of the cup.

Finished Raisin Chocolate Muffins

Bake at 350F for about 20-25 minutes until done. I stick a toothpick into a couple of the muffins and if it comes out clean, they’re ready to come out of the oven. I hope you enjoy these muffins as much as I do!

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Raisin Chocolate Muffins

Serves: 28

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  • 1 Stick Butter
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 4 Cups Flour
  • 3 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. Ground Cloves
  • 2 tsp. Allspice
  • 2 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 2 Cups Apple Sauce
  • 1 Cup Raisins
  • 12 Oz. Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips

  1. Mix butter and sugar until creamy
  2. Add in eggs and beat for 1-2 minutes
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, and spices, whisk together to combine
  4. Measure out 2 cups of apple sauce
  5. Alternate 1 cup of flour with ½ cup of apple sauce and mix into the batter
  6. Once all apple sauce and dry ingredients have been mixed, fold in extras like raisins and chocolate chips by hand
  7. Fill baking cups ¾ full with batter and bake 25 minutes at 350 degrees

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