5 Unique Ways to Cook with Raisins

As a kid, we were so used to seeing the tiny little red box of raisins in our lunch bags. These little boxes are filled with some of the best raisins in the world from Sun-Maid—but they are so much more than just a snack.

How to Cook with Raisins

Raisins can be used for more than just an on-the-go snack. We’ve partnered with the leading raisin brand, Sun-Maid to show you all of the unique and delicious ways you can add more raisins to your diet.

New York Steak with Rustic Raisin Sauce

5 Unique Ways to Cook with Raisins

Tired of the same old steak sauce? Try creating your own delicious sauce using raisins! Finely chop two cloves of garlic and one yellow onion and add them to a medium sauce pot with two teaspoons of olive oil over medium-high heat. Once fragrant, add raisins and ¼ cup of water. Let this mixture simmer for 5 minutes. After, blend the mixture using a food processor and return it to the sauce pot.

This creates a rich, creamy, and flavorful steak sauce that you’ll crave time and time again.

Try it: New York Steak with Rustic Raisin Sauce

Banana Raisin Bread French Toast

5 Unique Ways to Cook with Raisins

Try Raisins for breakfast with this delicious french toast recipe! Sun-Maid has created a fluffy and delicious bread featuring their signature raisins. This bread has a hint of cinnamon flavor that, when combined with banana, egg , and cream cheese, creates a truly decadent breakfast that the whole family will love.

Try it: Banana Raisin Bread French Toast

Roasted Chicken with Raisin Stuffing

5 Unique Ways to Cook with Raisins

Have a stuffing recipe that’s been passed down from generation to generation? Make this one yours. Using sweet and fluffy brioche bread, light shallots, fresh sage and parsley, Swiss chard, and bacon, you’ll create a savory and sweet stuffing that will completely transform standard roasted chicken. No matter if you’re cooking for yourself or for a dinner party, this meal is sure to impress.

Try it: Roasted Chicken with Raisin Stuffing

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

5 Unique Ways to Use Raisins

While this may not be such a unique way to use raisins, it’s a classic that we simply couldn’t ignore. Oatmeal raisin cookies are an all-time favorite and crowd pleaser. What makes these cookies special is the hint of vanilla and cinnamon. Combining the sweet flavor of the raisins with the rich vanilla extract creates a truly delectable dessert.

Try it: Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Salmon Kale Salad with Sun-Maid Salad Toppers

5 Unique Ways to Use Raisins

Sun-Maid is known for their classic raisins, but did you know they have more than just our favorite, pruny snacks? Sun-Maid has developed a series of salad topping products that are packed with delicious flavors. This salad calls for their raisin and roasted almonds seasoned with garlic and onion mix. All you’ll need to do is prep your salad and toss these on top—voila! A gourmet salad awaits you.

Try it: Salmon Kale Salad with Sun-Maid Salad Toppers