Morning Glory Muffins

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Subtly sweet, warm, and oh-so moist 😉 , these “morning glory” muffins are perfect for a mid-morning snack (with tea, of course). Stuffed with pineapple, carrots and walnuts- and spiked with cinnamon- they also happen to be pretty healthy as far as muffins are concerned.

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Morning Glory Muffins, makes 12
INGREDIENTS
2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cups sugar
3 large eggs
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled (I used ghee)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 medium carrots, peeled and grated (or whatever yields 2 cups)
1 8-oz can crushed pineapple, drained and pressed dry with paper towels
1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup raisins
1 cup walnuts (preferably toasted) and chopped coarse

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F and grease a 12-cup muffin tin or use paper liners.
  2. Whisk the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt together in a large bowl. In another small bowl, whisk the sugar, eggs, melted butter and vanilla together until smooth. Gently fold the sugar mixture into the flour mixture with a rubber spatula until just combined. Fold in the carrots, pineapple, coconut, raisins, and walnuts until just combined.
  3. Portion the batter into each muffin cup. Bake until golden and a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out with just a few crumbs attached, around 25 to 30 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through baking.
  4. Let the muffins cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then move to a wire rack and let cool for at least 10 minutes before serving. Store in an airtight container.

5 Responses to Morning Glory Muffins

  1. Ashley says:

    These look delicious! I absolutely love pineapple anything. You always have the cutest posts. I’m defiantly going to have to try out this recipe!

  2. Ashley says:

    Hey London, I also nominated you for the Liebster Award on my blog! I was nominated and in turn nominated you as well as one of the bloggers I enjoy following!

    Have a great day :)

  3. Brittney E. says:

    Okay, I have so much to do but have gotten sucked into your blog….I am loving it! Going out to buy these paper cups asap, making your delicious ‘morning glory muffins’ and oh so much more than I ever intended (employee Evals can wait lol)!

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