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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Morning Glory Muffins

I'm on a muffin kick again...are you surprised?!   It was hard NOT to make these ones, found over at Ezra Pound Cake.  Hey, I'm heading back to work after my extended maternity leave and I already know that mornings are going to be a challenge.  I am NOT a morning person...yet I am surrounded by morning people!  My hubby leaves for work really stinking early, so I'm on my own with the kids to get ready for the day.  I need all the help that I can get...and be prepared to see some breakfast type recipes here over the next while :-)  Here is today's recipe:

Morning Glory Muffins
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sweetened coconut (shredded)
3/4 cup raisins, dried cranberries, or in my case, a mixture of the two
1 large apple, peeled and grated
1 cup pineapple, crushed and drained
2 cups grated carrots
1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts
3 large eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350F.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.

Add in the coconut, raisins/cranberries and nuts.  Mix. 

Add in the apple, pinapple and carrots.  Mix.

In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, oil and vanilla.  Whisk well.  Add to the dry ingrediants, stir to combine. 

Line muffin tins with cups, fill cups full with batter.
Bake for 28-30 minutes (original recipe said 35 minutes, but mine were done by 30 minutes).

Remove from oven, cool on cooling rack, and store in airtight container.

VERDICT:
These smelled amazing when they came out of the oven.  Our oldest son ate one as soon as it was cool enough to do so, and he LOVED it.  He's usually not a muffin kid, but these passed with flying colours!

35 comments:

  1. These sound so good and healthy! YUM!

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  2. Visiting from the Blog Hop! Cute blog!

    Those muffins look awesome! Yum!


    Claire
    Live, Laugh, Love, Teach
    livelaughloveteachblog@gmail.com

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  3. Well, those are full of awesomeness! I'd love it if you linked up to my Sweet Saturday party (http://jessica-healthymommyhealthybaby.blogspot.com/2012/08/sweet-saturday-15.html), or the Meatless Monday one I am re-launching this Monday. I'll let you know if I try this one! I loved your strawberry lemonade :)

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    1. Thanks Jessica for the invitation! And so glad that you enjoyed the Strawberry Lemonade :-)

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  4. These look really yummy. Moist too! Perfect for a school morning. Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon ~EMM

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    1. Hi Krista! You know I'll be back, I'm a big fan!

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  5. I love Morning Glory Muffins! I've never tried them with cranberries before, I'll have to try your recipe!

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  6. These muffins are so full of goodness, perfect for those school mornings when the kids are rushing out the door. Can't wait to make some. Pinned.

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    1. Thanks Joan! I agree...in fact, it may be time to make more for my crew :-)

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  7. Delicious! I love Morning Glories, so yummy

    Mal @ The Chic Geek

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  8. Mmmm. These sound awesome! Thanks for sharing at Must Try Monday.

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  9. These look really great! A wonderful quick grab breakfast is alway good!! I'm a new follower from Anything Goes at Eye Heart Mondays! It would be great if you'd visit and follow back at http://parklandparish.blogspot.com/2012/08/taste-of-autumn.html Thanks!

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  10. LOVE Morning Glory Muffins, it's like a little bit of cake in the morning without the overwhelming sugar rush. Stopped over from the hop. So glad I found you, I'm your new follower. Karen @ BakingInATornado

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  11. These look SO good! I can't wait to try them! Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday!" Many blessings, Lisa

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  12. Wow, those have just a bit of nearly everything in there! They sound amazing!

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  13. Oh my heck! That sounds amazing! I'm even drooling a little bit =0)
    Just stopped in from Inspire Me Monday

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  14. Yummy! I am definitely looking forward to trying this recipe! Thank you for sharing.

    Kelly @ Our Everyday Harvest

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  15. These muffins look delicious we will just love them. Hope you have a great holiday weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  16. Looks really good. I love the addition of pineapple. I'll have to try that.

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  17. Looks so good! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday! www.foodiefriendsfriday,com

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  18. These look great! Pinning!!

    Thanks for joining us this week @ Keep Calm & Link Up! Looking forward to seeing what you link up next week as well :)

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  19. I love the addition of coconut to the muffins! Yum! Thanks for sharing at Foodtastic Friday!

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  20. I love morning glory muffins. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday and hope that you will join us with more great recipes this week
    http://marlys-thisandthat.blogspot.com

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  21. These look very healthy and filling! I bet Mr. Random would love them!
    Thanks for linking up to Friday Fascinations! Don't forget to come back and link up to this week's party! http://domesticrandomness.blogspot.com/2012/08/friday-fascinations-4-everything-linky.html

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  22. That looks so good. I love a good muffin!

    I'd love it if you could link up to our new food meme- Wonderful Food Wednesday. http://www.athometake2.com/2012/09/wonderful-food-wednesday.html

    Thanks,
    Jessica @ At Home Take 2
    http://www.athometake2.com

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  23. What a great combo of flavors!! Thanks so much for linking up to Tasty Thursdays at The Mandatory Mooch. I hope you will link up again this week. The party will be live tonight!! www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com

    Thanks, Nichi

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  24. Mmmmm,
    I already printed this out and can't wait to try this yummy recipe. Thank you so much for linking up to Creative Thursday last week. I can’t wait to see what you link up this week. I wouldn’t be able to do these wonderful parties without your participation. Have a wonderful week.

    Michelle

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  25. I love it! Thank you so much for posting on Saturday Show and Tell. I hope you'll be back this week to link up some more great ideas! Have a great rest of the week!
    -Mackenzie
    http://www.cheeriosandlattes.com

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  26. These look amazing! I found these on week 60 of strut your stuff on six sisters' stuff link party. Come and post on my link party:

    http://krumblecakesandsweets.blogspot.com/2012/09/link-up-party-hop-to-my-blog-and-show.html

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  27. How many muffins does this recipe make?

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  28. These muffins were delicious! I made them as directed and was very pleased with the results. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe. I will make them often:-

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  29. I love Morning Glory muffins, I've made them before but I found them too oily - I better pin this one and give it a try!

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