Sunday, June 20, 2010

Glorious Morning

I can't believe it's been almost a week since my last REAL post. Sorry, guys!! I was definetely in a funk these past several days. Then I woke up and had a great idea of how to get out of my grumpyfrumpy mood...BAKING, of course!! What better than something sweet, warm, and delicious?! To the kitchen I went. On the agenda...Morning Glory Muffins!! These are not only super yummy but they are also healthy (or at least healthiER than the sugar laden, saturated fattened ones sold at your local coffee shop. Here they are!

Tempted yet?? I thought so...ok, Here we go!

What You'll Need:
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (I use unbleached, unenriched but any type works.)
1 cup sugar (You could do 1/2 brown & 1/2 white if you prefer)
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 can (8oz) crushed, drained pineapple
2 cups grated carrots (about 6 carrots
1 large apple grated (I used a Granny Smith, but Fuji or Gala work nicely3/4 cup raisins
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts (pecans are also wonderful)
3 large eggs
1 cup canola oil
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

How to Make:
1. Preheat oven to 350 and line your muffin pan with 16 cupcake papers
2.In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Then add the pineapple, coconut, carrots, apples, raisins, and walnuts. Stir with a wooden spoon until just combined.

3. In a small bowl, whisk together the 3 eggs, canola oil, and vanilla extract.

4. Add the egg mixture to the large flour bowl & stir until combined.

5. Using a mini ice cream scooper, spoon the batter into the cupcake papers filling them to the brim.

6. Bake for about 30-40 minutes. Mine were done in 30 minutes. Just be sure a toothpick comes out clean from the center of the muffins. Let them cool on a cooling rack for about 10 minutes before taking them out.

At this point, you should be the very LEAST, your kitchen should smell amazing...AND you should be salivating. Go on, eat one! I may be biased, but I think they taste amaaazing with an iced,double tall soy latte. Just sayin'.




  1. Ohhh I love Morning Glory muffins! I can't wait to try this recipe :)

  2. Oh girl, You will NOT be disappointed!! Let me know how they turn out for you!!


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