Muffins are king at my breakfast table. These are by far one of the best recipes I have conjured up over the years. They are sturdy and don't fall apart. The oil and applesauce yield a moist crumb. The touch of cinnamon is just right. The use of golden or crimson raisins is important, as they are much milder and better flavored than the regular black ones. I use pecans from Trader Joe's that are pre-roasted and chopped for baking....that makes it a lot easier. You could substitute walnuts, but I have to say that I really like the pecans. The whiskey is a secret flavor enhancer. Enjoy!