Sunday, January 17, 2016

Morning Glory Muffins

I love morning glory flowers and it tickles me every time I see muffins named after them.  I've never tried making them before today but I have to tell you they went together beautifully.  These lovely treats are filled with good things like whole wheat flour, carrots, apples, nuts and coconut.

I doubled the original recipe at King Arthur and found I had enough batter to make 4 dozen mini muffins and 2 dozen regular sized muffins.  I highly recommend you use muffin papers, with so much good treasure buried in these muffins they sometimes don't have enough batter to keep them from tearing.  Enjoy!

Morning Glory Muffins

  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 2 cups King Arthur White Whole Wheat Flour or Premium Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups peeled and grated carrots 
  • 1 large tart apple, peeled, cored, and grated (or leave the peel on; your choice)
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut, sweetened or unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup orange juice


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.    I highly recommend using muffin cup liners, mini-muffin or regular sized.
  2. In a small bowl, cover the raisins with hot water, and set them aside to soak while you assemble the rest of the recipe.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, spices, and salt. 
  4. Stir in the carrots, apple, coconut, drained raisins and nuts. 
  5. In a separate bowl, beat together the eggs, oil, vanilla, and orange juice. 
  6. Add to the flour mixture, and stir until evenly moistened.
  7. Spoon batter into each cup, filling completely.
  8. Bake the muffins for 25 to 28 minutes, mini-muffins took about 12 minutes, until they're nicely domed and a cake tester inserted in the center of one of the inner muffins comes out clean.
  9. Place pan on cooling rack for 5-10 minutes then remove the muffins and let them cool completely, if you can can!

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