Morning Glory Muffins Recipe
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Morning Glory Muffins Recipe

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These are the best muffins I've ever eaten! Once I took them to a brunch. Three other women had brought muffins, too, but mine disappeared first, and everyone wanted the recipe! Even my husband, who doesn't normally like muffins, just can't seem to get enough of these!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 18 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 medium apple, shredded
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups grated carrot
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 283 calories, 16 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 228 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. In another bowl, combine the eggs, oil, apple and vanilla. Stir into the dry ingredients just until combined. Fold in the carrot, raisins, coconut and pecans.
  2. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Serve warm. Yield: about 1-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Morning Glory Muffins in Country Extra September 1990, p49

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 283 calories, 16 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 228 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Reviews for Morning Glory Muffins

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Reviewed May. 6, 2014

I used shredded zuchini instead of apple, sour cream instead of oil and added chocolate chips - very good. Hope the kids like them when they get home :)

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Reviewed Mar. 4, 2013

I agree with the recipe submitter - these are almost the best muffins I have ever eaten! All the different flavours of apple/carrot/pecan/coconut together are incredible. I did, like other reviewers, find them slightly oily so next time I will add less oil.

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Reviewed Jul. 13, 2012

Try cutting down the oil to 1/2 cup instead of 1/4 cup.

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Reviewed Jul. 13, 2012

I checked out other recipes that are similar to this and most others just use 1 egg and 1/4 cup oil. I'm gonna try that which should lead to much less fat (more diet friendly) and a lighter muffin.

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Reviewed Jul. 12, 2012

I'm gonna try adding oats to it next time. It has a lot of oil and eggs so I'm also gonna replace some of the oil with applesauce I think.

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