Thursday, December 8, 2011

Glorious Morning Glory Muffins

These are honestly the best muffins we've ever made.

Morning Glory Muffins
Recipe adapted from King Arthur Flour
Photos by Bake Yourself Happy

Morning Glory Muffins

1/2 cup Craisins
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups carrots, peeled and grated
1 large apple, peeled, cored, and grated
1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup wheat germ
3 large eggs
2/3 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 cup orange juice
*NOTE - any and all of the add-ins (nuts, wheat germ, Craisins) can be taken out or substituted based on your preferences!

  1. PREHEAT the oven to 375 F.  Lightly grease a 12-cup muffin pan (or use the little muffin wrappers.  Don't forget to lightly grease the inside of them though!)
  2. SOAK the Craisins in hot water (to remove excess sugars) and set them aside.
  3. WHISK together flour, brown sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, and salt.
  4. STIR in carrots, apple, coconut, nuts, and wheat germ.
  5. BEAT together the eggs, oil, vanilla, and orange juice in a separate bowl.
  6. ADD egg mixture to flour mixture and stir until evenly distributed.
  7. DRAIN Craisins and stir in to batter.
  8. PLACE batter in muffin pan evenly (should fill right to the top!)
  9. BAKE for 25-28 minutes.  Muffins will have a nice muffin-top, a toothpick should come out clean when inserted in the middle, and they will smell heavenly.
  10. REMOVE from oven and let cool for five minutes.  Remove from pan and enjoy!


  1. Wow these muffins look absolutely delicious, what a great recipe! Love your blog, so glad to be a new follower! xoxo

  2. We made these muffins again last night, and this time we substituted 2/3 cup apple sauce for the 2/3 cup oil. Everyone that has tried them this time around has agreed - the apple sauce makes the muffins way better!