Do you plump up raisins before baking?
I usually don't, but the other day I was flashing back to when I use to bake with my Mom. She always poured hot water over the raisins and let them sit for a few minutes. Then she would drain them, pat them dry and add them to whatever she was baking. I did that the other day when I made sweet potato muffins and it sure made a big difference. Even DH and DS commented on how great the raisins tasted in the muffins. So I will have to remember to do that from now on.