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Favorite Morning Glory Muffins Recipe

I enjoy preparing all sorts of foods and trying new dishes. These muffins are a hearty morning treat full of carrots, raisins, walnuts, coconut and apples.—Richard Case, Johnstown, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:18 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup oat bran
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange extract
  • 2 cups grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 medium tart apple, peeled and finely chopped

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. In another bowl, combine eggs, applesauce, oil, molasses and extracts; mix well. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in carrots, raisins, walnuts, coconut and apple.
  • 2. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: about 1-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 186 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 230 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.