Preheat oven to 400° F.
In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients (the first 7 ingredients) and make a well in the center.
In smaller bowl, combine wet ingredients (the next 6 ingredients).
Pour wet mixture into the "well" of the dry ingredients and stir just to combine - 10-15 strokes). Fold in raisins with as few strokes as possible.
Spoon batter into 12 muffin cups (if you don't use muffin liners, spray the pan with cooking spray).
Bake 20-25 minutes, until cake tester comes out clean. Remove muffin tin to cooling rack and cool 5 minutes before removing muffins from tin. (Do NOT let muffins cool completely in the tin.Servings: 12 muffins