Raisin Carrot Muffins

1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup warm water
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 large egg
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/8 tsp. vanilla
1/8 tsp. lemon extract
1 cup applesauce
3/4 cup grated carrots

- Grease 12 muffin cups. In a small bowl combine the raisins with the warm water. Set aside to soak.
- In a large bowl combine the flours, baking soda, salt, and spices. In a separate bowl beat the egg and sugar with an electric mixer or large whisk until fluffy. Beat in the oil, vanilla, and lemon extract. Stir in the applesauce.
- Stir the applesauce mixture into the flour mixture until just blended. Fold in the carrots, raisins, and water. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling 3/4 full.
- Bake in a 400 degree oven for 15 to 18 minutes, until lightly browned and a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.
- Makes 12 muffins.