I was first given the recipe for Morning Glory Muffins from my husband’s grandmother. They were rich and delicious. Morning Glory Muffins are full of all kinds of fruits and vegetables and resulted in a wonderful muffin. This recipe, from King Arthur Flour, is a little healthier using coconut oil and whole wheat but the end result is as equally delicious as I remember!Morning Glory Muffins

Morning Glory Muffins

½ cup raisins
2 Cups Whole Wheat flour
1 cup brown sugar
2 tap baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp ground ginger
½ tsp salt
2 cups peeled and grated carrots
1 large tart apple, cored and grated (I leave the peel on)
½ cup shredded coconut
½ cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup sunflower seeds (or wheat germ)
3 large eggs
2/3 cup coconut oil, melted
2 tsp vanilla
¼ cup orange juice

Preheat your oven to 375. Lightly grease your muffin tin or line it with muffin papers and spray the insides of the paper with oil.

In a small bowl, cover the raisins with hot water, set them aside to soak.

In a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, spices and salt.

Stir in the carrots, apple, coconut, nuts and sunflower seeds or wheat germ. In a separate bowl, beat together the eggs, oil, vanilla and orange juice. Add to the flour mixture and stir until evenly moistened. Drain the raisins and stir them in. Divide the batter among the wells of the muffin tin.Morning Glory Muffins Bake 25-30 minutes or until they’re nicely domed and a cake tester inserted in the center of one of the inner muffins comes out clean. Remove from the oven, let cool for 5 minutes in the pan and then remove them to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Morning Glory Muffins

Morning Glory Muffins

These muffins freeze wonderfully.feature-button_zps3bx7qsie

19 comments on “Morning Glory Muffins

Vickie on September 2, 2016 11:55 pm

Oh my, these look so good! And healthy! I wonder if I could just use olive oil instead of coconut oil? I know my husband is just going to adore these – especially with all the cinnamon and ginger. The recipe sounds just like fall to me, and I bet they will taste like it also. Thanks!

Nancy Wolff on September 4, 2016 10:21 pm

Vickie,
By all means use olive oil instead of coconut oil, either would work!

sahana on September 4, 2016 11:58 pm

Looks so yummy and healthy. Thank you for sharing with us at #HomeMattersParty. We would love to see you again next week.

Nancy Wolff on September 5, 2016 10:59 am

You’re welcome Sahana!

Beth on September 5, 2016 11:42 am

I’ve made these and they’re so delicious! Thanks for sharing!

Susan @ Culinary Envy on September 5, 2016 3:09 pm

Oh how I wish I had a couple of your yummy morning muffins right now with my cup of coffee! Can’t wait to try your recipe. They look delicious.

Nancy Wolff on September 5, 2016 7:56 pm

Susan,
these muffins are so delicious I have to put some away in the freezer for later otherwise we eat them up too quickly, they are that good! 🙂

Leanna on September 7, 2016 4:58 am

This recipe looks really good. I am pinning and will try it this weekend.

Nancy Wolff on September 7, 2016 12:50 pm

Leanna,
Let me know if you enjoy them as much as we do!

Easy Peasy Life Matters on September 8, 2016 4:18 pm

Love how delicious and good for you these are!

Jess on September 9, 2016 3:15 pm

Wow! What a neat idea!

I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Miz Helen on September 9, 2016 5:21 pm

We are going to just love your Morning Glory Muffins, they look amazing! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
Miz Helen

Nancy Wolff on September 11, 2016 2:35 pm

Thanks Miz Helen, Always love your party!

Dee on September 11, 2016 6:42 am

These would be perfect for a quick breakfast! Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday. 🙂

Nancy Wolff on September 11, 2016 2:33 pm

Dee, not only delicious. But nutritious!

April J Harris on September 13, 2016 7:27 am

Your Morning Glory Muffins look delicious, Nancy! Love how you’ve made them even more wholesome and healthy. Thank you for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop. Hope to ‘see’ you again this week!

Nancy Wolff on September 13, 2016 1:42 pm

These muffins are delicious April! Always enjoy stopping by the Hearth and Soul Hop!

Easy Peasy Life Matters on September 14, 2016 11:38 pm

Thanks so much for sharing on the Healthy Living Link Party! We will be featuring your recipe tonight so make sure you stop by for your featured button 🙂 Have a wonderful evening!

Nancy Wolff on September 15, 2016 11:52 am

Thanks so much for the feature! Heading over to your site now!

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