I did change it up a little--when do I ever follow a recipe exactly?
I had previously tried to make a similar Morning Glory muffin recipe probably over a year ago and with that recipe, the muffins were light in color and in my mind they should be darker--more like a bran muffin. I decreased the amount of sugar (which is healthier anyhow) and added in some molasses--to help offset the sweetness and give a darker color. These turned out so yummy...and they are probably somewhat figure friendly too.
Morning Glory Muffins
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup sugar
2 Tbsp molasses
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup oil (
3 eggs, slightly beaten
1 1/2 c grated carrots
2 apples--peeled, cored, and grated
3/4 cup grated coconut (I used unsweetened)
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 chopped pecans
Sift dry ingredients through cinnamon together, set aside. Mix sugar, molasses, vanilla and oil together until well blended. Add in beaten eggs and mix well. Fold in carrots, apples, coconut, raisins, and pecans. Make a well with dry ingredients and fold together wet ingredients. Mix until just moistened.
Fill greased muffin tins 2/3 full and bake for approximately 20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. The recipe says 24 muffins--I got 18. I guess it depends on your muffin tins. :)
This recipe is linked to:
Beauty and Bedlam's Tasty Tuesday
Blessed With Grace Tempt My Tummy Tuesday
Grocery Cart Challenge Recipe Swap
Life as Mom Ultimate Recipe Swap