We use raisins primarily for desserts, giving the recipes a sweet taste and warm feeling. However, they sometimes have a slightly tart flavor. Consumption of raisins in an adequate amount is good for health. Soak them overnight and consume them early morning with other nuts for significant health benefits and stay strong. Have you ever tried to make anything else other than desserts with raisins? If not, you should try to make creative recipes including them, and you’ll be astonished by their flavor and taste. Let’s look at some refreshing recipes that can be readily served as a side dish or meal and enjoyed at leisure in the comfort of home.
1. Papaya And Raisin Salad
One of the unique ways to include raisins in your diet is by using them in various salads and enjoying their sweet flavor. To make this yummy salad, chop some ripe papaya and mix black pepper, salt, fresh mint leaves, raisins, and lemon juice. Add honey if you need more sweetness, and relish it with joy.
2. Pomegranate Raisin Cake
We primarily try to order cakes for occasions, but you can make this recipe and enjoy the party at home. Use pomegranate with the usual cake batter and some raisins for a distinctly sweet flavor; everyone will savor it with joy. You can layer the cake with dark chocolate for a contrasting taste.
3. Cashews And Raisins Cake
Kids love to eat cakes but constantly consuming them from shops packed in packets isn’t good for their health. Try to make cakes at home with this easy recipe and feed your children the nutrients their bodies need. With the usual cake batter, add some cashews and raisins to elevate the recipe’s nutritious values and taste and consume it for good health. You can readily serve slices of the cake with tea or coffee.
4. Crispy Nuts
Consuming nuts daily can become boring after some time, and if you’re looking for a refreshing recipe, then here’s the easiest one you can readily make with your choices of nuts and spices and relish at home. Toast some pistachios, cashews, sunflower seeds, caraway seeds, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, pine nuts, and peanuts, and sprinkle some raisins for the sweet flavor. Add brown salt and a bit of black pepper for spiciness.
5. Jaggery And Raisins
During religious festivals, we keep making the same pulao and alu dum all over again, but here’s a delicious recipe you should try to make at home. Use basmati rice, jaggery, sugar, cashews, raisins, and pinches of garam masala to elevate the taste and salt to make this recipe yummier. Readily serve it as a dessert or as a simple meal.
6. Banana Raisin Muffins
Kids love to eat muffins but buying them from shops isn’t an option for parents as they’re always concerned about their child’s health. Therefore, make them home with few ingredients and let them relish with joy in the comfort of home. Add some raisins and bananas with the usual cake batter and quickly make cute muffins at home.
7. Mango Custard
Raisins are a perfect combo with ripe mangoes, and sweet custard is all you need for a warm and refreshing feeling at home. This recipe uses milk, sugar, custard powder, and mangoes. Sprinkle some raisins and enjoy the goodness of raisins and mangoes. Try to make it with other fruits and reap their health benefits.
8. Carrot And Raisin Salad
Carrots are good for our overall health and skin health. Use some grated carrots, freshly chopped pineapple, raisins, and cream of mayonnaise to make this creamy recipe and enjoy the dish. Try this unique salad recipe at home, and you’ll gain health benefits from the fruits and raisins.
9. Cinnamon Bread
The easiest way to make your cinnamon bread yummier is to add some raisins for sweetness, and you can readily consume them with tea or coffee. Use refined flour, cinnamon, and raisins to make this recipe. You can even add some bananas to make the texture smooth and creamy. Bananas also add sweetness; therefore, keep this in mind while adding sugar to your recipe.
10. Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
We all love to snack on delicious cookies with tea or coffee, and sometimes we crave sweets. Use a plain flavor, rolled oats, brown sugar, raisins, and butter to make delicious cookies, and have them whenever you like, as they’re easy to store in air-tight containers. Readily make a batch of cookies, serve them with tea for a tea party, and relish them with joy.
11. Raisins Poha
Poha is a delicious dish we primarily prefer for breakfast with its goodness and nutritious values. Use poha, potatoes, peanuts, olive oil, and raisins for a healthy breakfast recipe. Readily serve it and enjoy it with your family. Take care of the nutritious values you include in your diet and avoid diseases.
12. Raisin Egg Curry
This is a creamy recipe you can readily savor with parathas or rotis. You can serve it for dinner at a get-together and enjoy it with your family and friends. Make this recipe with tomatoes, cashews, onions, ginger, garlic, turmeric, curd, and chilies. Use raisins and garam masala to flavor the dish.
13. Choco Pancakes
Pancakes are an excellent choice for breakfast, and with maple syrup and a topping of bananas, they’re what calls for a feast. To make this dish, use refined flour, dark chocolate, sugar, milk, and raisins. You can add eggs if you wish. Moreover, you can use almond or wheat flour for delicious and unique flavors.
14. Spicy Applesauce Cake
Cakes and spicy? That sounds fascinating. Applesauce is good for our health, and this recipe will give your child a reason to have apples indirectly and avoid unwanted diseases. Add dark chocolate, cocoa powder, raisins, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, allspice, walnuts, chocolate chips, and applesauce with your usual cake butter.
15. Rice Pudding
You’ll love to have and make this recipe in winter. You can readily top this with your favorite ice cream flavor and enjoy it at leisure. You need milk, raisins, vanilla extract, uncooked long rice, sugar, and salt to make this delicious dish. Add ground cinnamon to elevate the flavor of this recipe. You can readily serve it to guests arriving home after dinner as a dessert.
16. Sweet Potato Mini Cakes
This is a creamy and sweet dessert recipe you can easily make with sweet potatoes and enjoy at leisure. The usual cake batter uses pumpkin pie spice, sweet potatoes, rum extract, crushed pineapple, raisins, and walnuts. Add the frosting and enjoy it in the comfort of your home. This is a fantastic idea for packing lunch boxes with mini desserts.
17. Soft Ginger Puffs
Ginger has a strong smell and flavor, and with its medicinal and anti-bacterial properties, it is good for our health as it helps us avoid unnecessary foreign microbes. You can quickly make these ginger puffs and serve them with tea or coffee for a tea party. For this delicious dish, you’ll need flour, sugar, butter, eggs, sour cream, molasses, baking soda, ground ginger, raisins, walnuts, ground allspice, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
18. Frosted Spice Cookies
We love to snack on cookies whenever we feel hungry and crave something sweet, but this spicy cookie will give you a refreshing take on them, and you’ll keep making them till you’re satisfied. Use butter, sugar, raisins, molasses, eggs, flour, ground cinnamon, baking soda and powder, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, salt, walnuts, and dates to make this dish. You can readily use sugar, orange juice, and melted butter for frosting and enjoy the recipe.
19. Raisin Pecan Pie
Pies are one of our favorite desserts when we aren’t looking for cakes, cookies, or pastries. Use raisins, eggs, boiling water, pastry for a single pie, cider vinegar, sugar, melted butter, ground cinnamon, vanilla extract, chopped pecans, ground cloves, and nutmeg to make this delicious pie and serve as a dessert after meals.
20. Chicken Biriyani
Non-vegetarians are pretty aware of the flavor of raisins in chicken biriyani. The sweet taste of raisins elevates the dish, and you’ll keep eating till your stomach is filled. You can relish the dish with raita, cucumbers, and onions. Make your usual biriyani recipe but add coriander and mint leaves for a refreshing flavor and sprinkle some cashews and raisins over it before you serve the dish.