Maiden Wakes Muffins

2 cups flour
2 Carrots, grated

1/2 cup raisins

1 green apple, peeled, cored, grated

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup almonds, sliced

2 tsp. baking soda

3 eggs

2 tsp. cinnamon

2/3 cup vegetable oil

1/2 tsp. salt

2 tsp.vanilla

Soak raisins in hot water, in a covered bowl, for 30 minutes. Drain thoroughly. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large non-metal bowl, mix flour, soda, cinnamon, and salt. Stir in carrots, raisins, apple, and almonds. In a separate bowl, beat eggs, oil, and vanilla until well blended. Stir egg mixture in to the flour mixture until just wet. Grease muffin pan with a little butter or use cupcake/muffin cups. Divide the batter into the cups and bake for 20-22 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan. Makes 8 servings.