Morning Glory Muffins
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups coarsely grated carrots
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
1 tart apple, peeled and grated or finely chopped
1 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease muffin tins or fill with liners. Set aside.
In a large bowl, sift together flour, granulated sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Stir in carrots, raisins, pecans, coconut and apple. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, oil and vanilla. Add to flour mixture and stir until just combined. Spoon batter into muffin tins, in batches if necessary, and place in the middle of preheated oven. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly springy to touch. Let cool in tins 5 minutes, then turn onto a rack.
Makes 12-15 muffins.
Quick Start with MSPI Mama: This is one of my Quick Start recipes.
I love this recipe! I make some minor changes such as I use oats instead of coconut. To add some nutritional value I use 1/2 cup of wheat germ and then 1 1/2 cups of flour instead of 2 cups flour. I also use less oil and go with 1/2 cup apple sauce and 1/2 cup oil. Lastly I've ground up the nuts so that they are still in there but hidden so that my 18 month old will eat them.
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