About this recipe: Try these healthy raisin muffins. Made from 100% wholemeal flour, containing loads of fibre but with no added sugar or salt. They get all the sweetness they need from the raisins, along with the nutrients and fibre contained in the fruit. You can substitute chopped dates, figs or other dried fruits or fresh fruits for some of the raisins for variety. If you use fresh fruit you will need to use less water. Goes well with a pot of tea or coffee.
These muffins have been made as healthful as possible and contain lots of fibre but no added sugar or salt, apart from the natural sugar in the raisins. They are neither rich nor cloying on the palate and much lower in calories than normal muffins. This is my style of cooking. A little honey could be added to the mix if you prefer them sweeter.
I use potassium rather than sodium bicarbonate (available on internet) to avoid adding any sodium or salt, but this is optional.
The sugar is definitely missing. They are rather untidy and not that appealing visually. The fruit soaking works well, but if I do again I will add at least 50g of sugar and probably sprinkle some on top as well. - 07 Aug 2016
Great recipe - surprisingly good given the lack of sugar. The raisins made up for it I perfectly. Instead of mixed spice I used cinnamon and ginger - a teaspoon each and I also left out vanilla or almond flavour. I'll definitely make it again - 05 Sep 2013