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Hearty Morning Glory Muffins

I found this recipe for hearty muffins in a cookbook I received as a Christmas gift years ago. Now my family often requests that I make these, especially after we go apple-picking in the fall.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    about 3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups vegetable oil
  • 6 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups grated peeled apples
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Mix oil, eggs and vanilla; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in apples, raisins, coconut, carrots and nuts.
  • Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until muffins test done.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 283 calories, 16g fat (3g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 225mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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