Raisin Walnut Spiced Muffins

Makes 8-10 small muffins

Baking time: about 20 minutes

Vegetarian; dairy-free


  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup whole grain spelt flour 
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup almond milk (or other dairy substitute)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup jumbo raisins tossed with a little flour
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves. 
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg and then combine with the wet ingredients (vanilla, almond milk, olive oil, maple syrup) and whisk together. 
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry, stirring to combine, but be careful not to over-beat the mixture. 
  5. Add the rasins and walnuts and fold them into the batter.
  6. Oil a muffin tin and then spoon the mixture into it, filling each spot. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the muffins are golden brown. Enjoy!