Heard it through the Grapevine

Updated: Nov 11, 2019

Natures Candy : Raisins!

Some people hate them some people love them! I am a part of the latter. I could eat raisins forever and always.

For being dried up grapes, raisins do pack a good nutrition punch. Although high in carbohydrates, they are also high in dietary fibre, vitamins and minerals they can be a great addition to your diet.

Here are some other great things about raisins,

50 raisins, (about 2 handfuls) gives you:

  • 4% of your daily dietary fibre

  • 195mg of potassium - good for electrolytes

  • Anti-oxidants like resveratrol and anthocyanins

  • Copper and manganese, good for building internal antioxidant, Superoxide dismutase

  • Source of B-vitamins

Who knew little dried up fruit could pack such a punch??

Last week I was cleaning out my pantry and somehow had 3 bags of opened raisins! Yikes! I started brainstorming on all things raisins!



Carrot raisin salad?

...with chicken??

Raisin loaf???

I ended up this recipe for Applesauce Raisin Loaf, adapted from Helen Hanson.

1 1/2 cups gluten-free flour *

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking powder

2 tsp cinnamon

1 cup quick oats

1 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce

1/3 cup olive oil

2 eggs

1/4 cup milk

1/4 cup maple syrup

1 1/2 raisins

*You can use regular AP flour, I just had this on hand ;)

As with every baking recipe, mix the dry, mix the wet and then combine together.

Pour into a parchment lined loaf pan and bake in a pre-heated 375 oven for 50 minutes.

When your kitchen will start to smell like cinnamon raisin bread goodness, you know it is ready.

Slather with some butter and enjoy!

Do you like raisins?

What's your favourite way to eat them?

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