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Morning Glory Muffins

 Morning Glory Muffins
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!
18 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

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 McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups grated carrot
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.

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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.