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Morning Muffins

I like to grab one of these muffins with coffee on days when I get a late start to work. It's a quick hand-held breakfast.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    1 dozen


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts


  • In a small bowl, cream butter and brown sugar. Add eggs and sour cream; beat well. Stir in the carrots, coconut and raisins.
  • Combine the flour, baking soda and cinnamon; stir into creamed mixture just until moistened. Fold in nuts.
  • Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in muffin comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
1 muffin: 250 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 174mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • jmkasprak
    Aug 29, 2019

    I made these for my 80 year old mother, and she absolutely loved them for breakfast.

  • Loiscooks
    Jun 6, 2014

    Excellent recipe. I followed the recipe with the exception of adding a little less brown sugar. These are excellent.

  • signcre8r
    Feb 12, 2012

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  • Tsmith55
    Nov 3, 2011

    This is my favorite muffin recipe of all time. I have made it several times for guests and they always request a copy of the recipe.

  • misscleocat
    Aug 3, 2011

    The muffins had a wonderful taste but I found the texture to be a bit doughy even after baking them longer and at a slightly higher temp (I know my oven) than the recipe called for. All in All a very good recipe and will make again.

  • myshel-dahlmeir
    Dec 12, 2010

    I love them. A cup of coffe and this muffing before go to work! :)

  • jafabian6
    Mar 15, 2010

    I entered this recipe on to find the nutrition info. It came out as follows: Total servings: 12 Amount per serving:calories: 236 , total fat: 16g, saturated fat: 9g, polyunsaturated fat: 2.8g, monounsaturated fat: 3.1g, cholesterol: 54mg, sodium: 195mg, potassium: 207mg, total carbs: 22g, dietary fiber: 1g, sugars: 4g, protein: 3g

  • mercedes22us
    Feb 16, 2010

    I love these! And I too would like to know the nutritional info. I am hoping they don't have too many calories... because they are delicious. My mom makes them in the silicone molds so no mess taking a paper off.

  • ClaraEmma
    Nov 15, 2009

    My husband hates raisins, so I used the golden variety and chopped them up. We both really enjoyed the muffins and he even said he would eat them again, knowing the raisins are in there! I substituted plain yogurt for part of the sour cream as I only had about 1/4 cup sour cream on hand at the time and it turned out great. We used a mini muffin pan, so the baking time needed to be shortened to about 15 minutes.

  • karjejo
    Mar 17, 2009

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