Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Morning Glory Muffins

Now that Lane likes to help me in the kitchen, I find myself baking almost every day. We had a bunch of apples and carrots, so Morning Glory Muffins it was! These are just sweet enough and pretty healthy, too! Throw in some flaxseed or wheat bran if you have it for added nutrition.

yield: 18 muffins

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup white flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups finely shredded carrots
1 large apple, peeled, cored, and finely diced
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
3 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup apple juice
1/2 cup buttermilk

1. Preheat oven to 350°.
2. Place raisins in a small bowl and cover with water. Let soak for 10 minutes. Drain and squeeze off extra water.
3. In a large bowl stir together flours, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Stir in carrots, apple, pecans, raisins, and coconut. In a small bowl whisk together eggs, vanilla, oil, apple juice, and buttermilk. Add egg mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until moist.
4. Coat 18 muffin cups with cooking spray. Pour batter into muffin cups. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

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