Easy Cinnamon Raisin Muffin Recipe

These Cinnamon Raisin Muffins are incredibly delicious and easy to make.  With plenty of brown sugar, cinnamon, and golden raisins, these homemade muffins are an easy breakfast the whole family will love.  

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Homemade muffins for the win!

If you have hungry kids to feed, you understand how important breakfast is.  And how much food they can put away, whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or after soccer practice!

This cinnamon raisin muffin recipe is one of MANY baked goods I will be making in the coming months. In an effort to keep my grocery budget under control, I need to start doing quite a bit of baking. Homemade muffins are a lot cheaper and healthier than the ones you buy at the store. 

My teens are active and hungry and can go through a box of organic snack food in about 30 seconds. A nice batch of homemade muffins will last 2 days if I’m lucky. But, I guess as long as they aren’t filling up on soda and candy I shouldn’t complain, right? They definitely seemed happy to wake up to homemade muffins instead of a bowl of cereal!

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Making Muffins for Breakfast 

When I went looking for a muffin recipe to try, I realized that I had very few options to choose from. I had no carrots to make carrot muffins or blueberries to make blueberry muffins.

I didn’t really do a lot of PLANNING before making this cinnamon raisin muffin recipe. However, the one thing I always have in the house is a huge box of raisins. They go in overnight oatmeal and homemade trail mix.

We even put them on cold cereal or use them for ants on a log. We prefer the golden raisins but any variety will work for this muffin recipe.

When making homemade muffins, use an ice cream scoop with trigger to fill the cups for less mess! I prefer the unbleached muffin cups and the muffins just pop right out of them.

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Tips for Making Homemade Muffins

Homemade muffins are the perfect breakfast or snack. They’re quick and easy to make, and you can customize them to your own taste. Whether you like your muffins sweet or savory, with fruit or nuts, there’s a recipe out there for you.

But if you’re new to baking, you might be wondering how to get started. Here are three tips for making perfect homemade muffins every time.

When it comes to baking, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind in order to get the perfect results.

The first is to make sure that all of your ingredients are at room temperature before you start baking. This includes milk, eggs, butter, and anything else that you might be using in your recipe. Room temperature ingredients mix together more easily and produce a more consistent result.

The second tip is to be careful not to overmix your batter. Overmixing can result in tough, dry muffins. So once you’ve combined all of your ingredients, mix just until they’re combined—no more, no less.

The third and final tip is to make sure that you fill your muffin tins all the way to the top. This may seem like common sense, but it’s important! If you don’t fill the tins all the way, your muffins will be smaller and won’t have that nice, rounded top. So go ahead and fill ’em up!

Easy Cinnamon Raisin Muffin Recipe

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Easy Cinnamon Raisin Muffin Recipe

Easy Cinnamon Raisin Muffin Recipe

Looking for a simple muffin recipe for a healthy breakfast? Try this easy cinnamon raisin muffin recipe. A quick and easy way to start your day!

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Easy Cinnamon Raisin Muffin Recipe to Start Your Morning Off Right!

Easy Cinnamon Raisin Muffin Recipe to Start Your Morning Off Right!


  • 2 cups all purpose four
  • 1 TBSP baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (plus more for topping)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup sugar (plus more for topping)
  • 4 TBSP grape seed oil (or vegetable oil or melted butter)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped nuts (I used hazelnuts)
  • Cinnamon sugar mixture for topping : Approximately 2 TBSP sugar mixed with 1 tsp cinnamon.


  1. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, and oil/butter. Whisk until blended.
  3. Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Stir just enough to mix. There will be a few lumps. Don't overmix.
  4. Gently stir in the raisins and nuts.
  5. scoop batter into muffin cups that are greased or lined with paper cups.
  6. Sprinkle each muffin with a little bit of the cinnamon/sugar mixture
  7. Bake in an oven preheated to 400 degrees F for 15 to 18 minutes or until knife inserted into center comes out clean.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool before eating.

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 297Total Fat: 16gCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 3g


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