Raisin Tea Muffins

For dessert, Minoo prepared a Raisin Tea Muffin recipe.  Muffin is great for breakfast, lunch box, after school snack or tea time.  It is easy to make, easy to transport and quick to bake.  All you have to remember is to combine all the dry ingredients in one bowl, the wet ingredients in another bowl and combine them without over mixing.  Over mixing will yield tough muffin.


This Raisin Tea Muffin has just the right sweetness and has a mild tea flavour with hint of spices.  Perfect with a cup of chai tea.



  • 1 teabag
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • a pinch of cinnamon, nutneg, cardamon and cloves.

This recipe yields 6 muffins.


Raisin-Tea-Muffin-12-300x200Preheat the oven to 350F.  Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamon and cloves in a bowl and mix well.
Raisin-Tea-Muffin-11-300x200Combine the teabag, raisns, brown sugar, lemon juice and boiling water and let sit for five minutes.  Remove the teabag and mix in the egg.
Raisin-Tea-Muffin-13-300x200Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix to combine.  Do not over mix.
Raisin-Tea-Muffin-14-300x200Prepare a muffin tin by greasing and dusting with flour.  Spoon batter into a prepared muffin tin and bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out dry.Knock out the muffin immediately and let cool on a rack.

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  1. lululu

    wonderful idea of using tea bags for bake goods!
    i’m gonna try to make this. does any kind of tea do the trick?

    1. Suanne

      Hi lululu, you can use any kind of tea, but black tea will impart a darker color to the muffin.

  2. Chris

    I see a lime in the pic…can that sub for the lemon juice? Very interesting recipe..will definitely try it soon!

    1. Suanne

      Hi Chris, yes, you can substitute lime juice for the lemon juice.

  3. HE

    Hi Chris, yes, you can substitute lime juice for the lemon juice.

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