Monday, March 21, 2011

Morning Glory Muffin Recipe

What's the story, Morning Glory?
Oh, you're hungry you say? Well, well, well...step into my kitchen!

My days can be pretty crazy as I manage my 3 little guys. But if I've got a batch of these made, it's bound to be a good day (for me anyway). These muffins are choc full of goodness & are also GOOD FOR YOU! My boys & my husband love these as much as I do too. I like to double & sometimes triple the recipe so I can freeze a dozen or so for later. I often have one for my breakfast, but I also have been known to snag one (or two) with a glass of milk for my lunch while I prepare a meal for my 4 & 2 year olds & shovel pureed green beans into my infant's mouth. Busy mommas need to try this recipe!


  • 1 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour

  • 1/4 cup milled flax seed

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 2 tsp baking soda

  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 2 cups shredded carrots (2-3 carrots)

  • 1/2 cup raisins

  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened flaked coconut

  • 1 apple - peeled, cored and shredded (McIntosh or Granny Smith work GREAT! Gala doesn't)

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 cup vegetable oil OR 1 cup unsweetened applesauce

  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

  • Directions
    1. Preheat your oven to 350 F & grease your muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.

    2. In a large bowl mix together the flours, flax, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.

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

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

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

     6. Scoop batter into prepared muffin cups & bake in your oven for 18-20 minutes.

    Mmmmm, your kitchen is going to smell so good! This recipe is not only fantastic but it also leaves a lot of room for substitutions & deviations. I've used all whole wheat flour before, omitted the flax if I'm out, added crasins, pineapple, mashed banana, or nuts.  So you see, I don't always follow this recipe to a T. But that's one reason I love it so much! I've seen other versions of it on and my Gram has a recipe much like this one as well. I'd bet that they're all pretty yummy!

    If you give them a try, I'd love to know what you think!

    ...what's YOUR favorite muffin?

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    1. Did you know I used this recipe for a 4H project when I was in elementary? I had to make them and figure the calories out per muffin. If you think a frappe from McD's is bad you'd be sick to know how many are in one of these... They are SUPER YUMMY and have lots of EXTRA GOODIES inside but the calories are sky high ;-)

    2. The recipe that this one was adapted from says the calorie count is 174/muffin - and that recipe uses 1 extra egg & uses canola oil instead of applesauce. What on earth did you put in yours? Was it Gram's recipe? I sure hope mine aren't as unhealthy as a 450 calorie Frappe! I probably eat about 4/day when they're sitting around :)


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