Cinnamon-Raisin Bites Recipe
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Cinnamon-Raisin Bites Recipe

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These scone-like snacks are good right out of the oven, but they're great at room temperature when you're on the way to work or school. Hannah Barringer - Loudon, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 82 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 104mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the milk, oil and honey; add to the dry ingredients and stir just until moistened. Stir in raisins.
  3. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 425° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Cinnamon-Raisin Bites in Healthy Cooking February/March 2009, p18

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ShawnyD User ID: 7148608 177817
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2013

"I really enjoyed this recipe! Didn't have enough raisins so I added craisins. Soft and tasty. Perfect for when I want a not too sweet treat."

slosh29 User ID: 2793210 119139
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2010

"Um, these are alot healthier than alot of things one could eat. I would rather go hungry than use alot of the ingredients suggested. Anything is ok in moderation. I have tried using some of the suggested substitutions and have yet to have one end up edible."

AngryGood User ID: 4474001 165658
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2010

"Um, whoever said these were healthy? If you want them to be healthy, then change half or all of the all-purpose flour for whole wheat pastry flour, and use 1/4 cups unsweetened applesauce in the canola oil's stead. You should also reduce the salt to 1/4 teaspoons. If you want to make it a bit healthier or lighten it up a bit more, use unsweetened almond milk instead of the fat free milk and dried cranberries or chopped figs instead of the raisins. I'm sure that if you didn't care about the health or portion sizes, however, you could reduce the baking powder to 2-1/2 teaspoons of baking powder, add more honey/sugar, or use chocolate, peanut butter, mint, or butterscotch chips instead of the raisins. You could even add some nuts if you wanted to."

amber223 User ID: 4573757 164069
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2010

"This recipe was easy to make, and while it may be healthy, they do not taste very good, as healthy food usually doesn't!! I'll stick to my oatmeal raisin cookies. Also, these are NOTHING like scones!!"

momyee User ID: 1086153 143013
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2010

"Simple cookie with readily available ingredients. I subbed applesauce for the canola oil and don't know if that made the texture like biting into foam rubber. I liked it! It's different and almost addicting!"

marcelina1953 User ID: 3261007 164068
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2010

"Thank yuo for this recipe..

I used dried fruit.. what I lovely texture and very tasty.. Got milk??
Aloha From Hawaii Marcy"

connipayne User ID: 4904364 182225
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2010

"I switched the raisins out for mini chocolate chips. Taste great the next day."

maggieaw User ID: 4163584 178477
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2010

"These bites are good- I ran out of raisins but had some dried cranberries instead. I like the soft little scones that are not too sweet but I dont like the "baking Powder taste" Not sure if decreasing the amount to 2 teaspoons might work just as well."

tkarinas User ID: 4389335 177815
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2010

"Cinnamon raisin bites are delicious and so easy to make. The only part we'd leave out is the raisins, as my daughter is allergic to them. The recipe is a keeper though, and one we'd make many more times."

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