// We are waiting with baited breath for a big storm here... ugh, its supposed to be Spring already! So of course im doing all of the things we do in these parts to get ready for a blizzard. Filling the tub with water, getting the candles out, making sure the cupboards are stocked and charging all phones...
// So along with some of my other prep I decided it would be a good idea to make some hearty muffins. I instantly thought of these Morning Glory Muffins. I used to work at a local coffee shop. I often worked the early shift, 5:30 am, which meant that at the end of the day I prepped for the next day. One of things we had to prep were these muffins, so I learned the recipe by heart. These little babies were a favourite and would sell out by 8am.
// I decided to change the recipe a bit to make it a bit more toddler/baby friendly by omitting some of the sugar, I could probably even do more next time but I hadn't made them in so long that I wanted to be sure they would turn out.
// These were gobbled up by all three members of my little fam in a heartbeat! Hope you like them!
2 cups all-purpose flour
(I used 1/2 cup white, 1/2 cup whole wheat)
3/4 cup white sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups shredded carrot
1 apple, peeled cored and shredded
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/3 cup crushed pineapple
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
((Phew... I know the ingredient list is pretty lengthy but trust me... its worth it!))
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Grease 12 muffin cups, or line with paper muffin liners
In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Stir in the carrot, raisins, nuts, coconut, and apple.
In a separate bowl, beat together eggs, oil, applesauce pineapple and vanilla. Stir egg mixture into the carrot/flour mixture, just until moistened. Scoop batter into prepared muffin cups.
Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.
// And thats it! I filled them quite full and they turned out great! //
Im not gonna lie, Hazel may have had just one of these and a smoothie for lunch and she was quite full!