Monday, February 7, 2011

A Breakfast Favorite Easy Morning Glory Muffins Recipe - Thanks to Allrecipes.com

It sure seems that my husband is one of my main inspirations for making recipes - via his requests for certain foods. 

One of his requests years ago was for "Morning Glory Muffins".  I had never heard of such a thing.  He explained that the muffins have apples, carrots, raisins, coconut and walnuts inside.  Well after hearing all the tasty ingredients I started my search for this mysterious muffin.



Well, go figure I found this recipe on Allrecipes.com - it is called Easy Morning Glory Muffins.  Like most recipes I find - I have made some changes - but this muffins are the best.

Ingredients:


1 cup all-purpose and 1 cup wheat flour

1 1/4 cups white sugar

2 teaspoons baking soda

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 cups shredded carrots

1/2 cup raisins or Currents

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut

1 apple - peeled, cored and shredded

3 eggs

1 cup vegetable oil (otherwise you can substitute Unsweetened Applesauce for some or all of the oil)

2 teaspoons vanilla extract


Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups, or line with paper muffin liners.

In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.



Stir in the carrot, raisins, nuts, coconut, and apple.



In a separate bowl, beat together eggs, oil, and vanilla.



Stir egg mixture into the carrot/flour mixture, until moistened.




Scoop batter into prepared muffin cups (I like to use a cookie scoop as it makes it much easier and cleaner filling the cups).




Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.



Once you try this muffins you will be hooked!  The texture is hearty in a good way with a firm but moist mouth feel.  The sweetness from the carrots and coconut play well with the nutty bitterness from the walnuts and the zingy flavor currents.  The cinnamon acts as the instrument that harmonizes the entire recipe together. 



These muffins do not last long at our house :)  My favorite party is the top of the muffin as it is crusty and has a caramelized taste.  Yummy!!





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3 comments:

  1. Omagosh, that sounds so good! I could eat the BATTER! lol

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  2. that sounds awesome...minus the walnuts because they will kill me.

    seriously, i am allergic.

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