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I made a batch of morning glory muffins this week and they’re perfect- they remind me a lot of the morning glory muffins at a cafe in the town I grew up in. I’ve included the recipe below in case any of you want to try it.

The reusable silicone muffins cups were a Christmas gift and I love them! I think they’re from Ikea but I can’t seem to find them anywhere online. They’re quite similar to these ones though.

You’ll also notice a sneak peak of my new apron in the photos above! G made it for me as a Christmas gift and I love it. More pictures to come.

Morning Glory Muffins
(Adapted from Once Upon a Chef)

Yield: 2 dozen medium muffins

Ingredients:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
2 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp dried ginger
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups grated carrot (approx. 2-3 large carrots)
1 cup grated apple (approx. 2 small apples) (I used macintosh)
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
2/3 cup sunflower seeds
1/3 cup wheat bran
3 large eggs
2/3 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup orange juice
2/3 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 375 F (190 C / Gas Mark 5).
Place raisins in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Let sit while preparing the rest of the recipe.
Combine flours, sugar, baking soda, spices, and salt in a large bowl. Add carrot, apple, coconut, sunflower seeds, and wheat bran and mix throughly.
Combine eggs, oil, vanilla, and orange juice in a small bowl.
Add wet ingredients into large bowl and mix thoroughly. Drain raisins and stir into batter.
Spoon batter into lined muffin tin and bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until tops are browned and a toothpick inserted into the centre of a muffin comes out clean.

Enjoy! Let me know if you decide to try them out.

4 Comments

  1. These look great! I never really knew what morning glory muffins were, even though we sold them at a local cafe I worked at. I’ll have to bookmark this and definitely try them some day! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • kyliemw kyliemw

      Thanks! Morning glory is one of my favourite kinds of muffin… let me know what you think if you end up making them!

  2. Those look yummy. I love the muffin cups! I wonder if that recipe will work without the raisins?

    • kyliemw kyliemw

      Thanks Donna!
      I’ve never tried them without the raisins, but I imagine you could omit them altogether if you don’t mind a slightly different texture. Otherwise you could try replacing them with another dried fruit. Cranberries or currants would be the closest alternatives, I think, if those are more your taste.

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