Monday, October 7, 2013

Pompeian Extra Virgin Oil Makes amazing Muffins. Chance to win $200 Gift Card! Proudly part of the Pompeian Blog Program.

Disclaimer: I am a member of Smiley360.com and was provided with a free sample to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or in return for the free product.
 
What does Olive Oil make you think of?
 
Okay here is another question...Does Olive Oil make you think of sweet or savory recipes?
 
I think most of us think of savory recipes.  Which makes my mouth start drooling when I think about my homemade clams and noodles.  They are full of garlic, olive oil, clams and long noodle.  Yum!
 
But one of my favorite recipes that uses a lot of Olive Oil is my Morning Glory Muffins.  I was so thankful years ago when I found this recipe on Allrecipes.com and then made it my own with a few adjustments.
 
Like I said my Morning Glory Muffin uses a lot of Olive Oil.  And if you have cooked/baked with olive oil in the past, I think you realize how important it is to select the right type and brand to make your recipes come to life.
 
One of my new favorites is Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Olive.
 
And when I received my free kit, I knew exactly what recipe I was going to create! 
 
You can get my recipe below for my Morning Glory Muffins but let me explain why I love Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil so much.  First of all the robust flavor of this olive oil is top notch.  If you like the fruitiness of olive oil and want to enjoy the natural beauty of the olives, Pompeian will not disappoint.  No wonder why they have been around since 1906.  A rich beautiful olive oil! 
 
I love that  Pompeian has been awarded the NAOOA seal which means Pompeian olive oil has been tested and meets the International Olive Oil Council's strick standards for quality - worldwide.
 
I enjoy Pompeian Olive Oil as I feel it is a healthy choice.  It is naturally cholesterol free, zero grams of trans fat and contains ten grams of monounsaturated fat with each tablespoon. 
 
But don't forget to get your own $1 coupon for any Pompeian Olive Oil.
 
And check out Pompeian on Facebook.  I love all the great recipes they share and community involvement.
 
Plus, since I am a proud part of the Pompeian Blog Program you can take a survey which gives you a chance to win a $200 gift card.  Take the survey now.
 
Okay, here is my recipe and I hope you will enjoy it.  Don't forget to make it your own and add extras or take away something you don't like.  I love the versatility and I am always improving it to our tastes and likes.



Morning Glory Muffins

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 teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 cups shredded carrots

1/2 cup raisins or Currents (I love the tartness Currents add)

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut

1 apple - peeled, cored and shredded

3 eggs

1 cup Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive 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 flours, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.

Stir in the carrot, raisins (currents), nuts, coconut, and apple.


In a separate bowl, beat together eggs, Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and vanilla.


Stir egg/olive oil/vanilla 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.

Enjoy!
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Disclaimer: I am a member of Smiley360.com and was provided with a free sample to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or in return for the free product.
 

6 comments:

  1. I know olive oil is a healthier choice but there's something in it that I don't like, the smell.

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  2. Funny enough, Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil is one of my favorites too!

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  3. I love cooking with olive oil. This muffin recipe looks awesome! Love all the variety of ingredients in it. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I love cooking with olive oil! The muffins look great too :)

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  5. Oh, wow, these look like some great muffins! I'll have to pin this for later.

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