2 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup milk
1/2 cup light raisins
1/2 cup dark raisins
1/2 cup chopped almonds, walnuts, pecans,
cashews or macadamias
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter or butterscotch chips
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease muffin pans or line with paper liners.
In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
In another bowl, combine the melted butter, beaten eggs and milk. Stir wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, stirring only enough to moisten. Mix in the raisins, nuts and chips. Do not exceed a total of 2 1/2 cups added ingredients.
Fill each muffin cup about 3/4 full. Bake for about 18 to 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted into the center comes out clean and dry. Remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes before turning out of pan.
Yield: 12 muffins.