Sunday, April 14, 2013

Morning Glory Muffins - Secret Recipe Club

It's Secret Recipe Club (SRC) reveal day!  I was assigned The Tasty Cheapskate, as she says "where tasty and cheap eat together (and hopefully remember to write down the recipe)".

In my quest to continue to choose something besides a dessert recipe for SRC, I chose Morning Glory Muffins.  One of my favorite restaurants in town has a fabulous selection of muffins and Morning Glory is one of my favorites.  Never having made Morning Glory Muffins or even looked at a recipe for them, this month's choice was made!!!

These muffins have fruit and vegetables in them, so as muffins go, they're better for you.  If you adapt the recipe to reduce the sugar and the oil, they would be even better for you.  I didn't have whole wheat flour, so I used all purpose and substituted dried blueberries for the cranberries or raisins.  These muffins are delicious, very moist with a nice crunch!!! 

Morning Glory Muffins
Recipe Courtesy of The Tasty Cheapskate

Makes about 20 muffins
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Cost: $3.60 with nuts. About $1.00 less without
(whole wheat flour: .20, flour: .10, sugar: .15, coconut: .25, raisins: .25, apple: .30, pineapple: 1.00, walnuts--I didn't use, but I'm guessing 1.00, eggs: .20, oil: .15)

1 1/4 C whole wheat flour
1 C all-purpose flour
1 C sugar
1 Tbsp cinnamon
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 C shredded, sweetened coconut
3/4 C raisins or cranberries (optional)
1 large apple, peeled and grated
1 C crushed pineapple, drained (about on 15 oz. can, drained)
2 C grated carrots
1/2 C chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
2 eggs
1 C vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 and line your muffin tins.

Whisk together flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.

Add coconut, raisins, apple, pineapple, carrots, and nuts. Stir to combine. (I shredded my carrots and apple in the food processor, which was speedy. If you've got a food processor, you could probably use fresh pineapple too and just sort of puree it in the food processor before you change it to 'shred.')

Add eggs, oil and vanilla. Blend well.

Spoon batter into muffins tins. Bake about 17-25 minutes or until a knife comes out clean.

I am linking this to On the Menu Monday and Miz Helen's Full Plate Thursday!


  1. Those muffins would make eating fruits and veggies super easy.

  2. This sounds like a delicious muffin recipe!

  3. I have a similar recipe and I love them! Great variety of ingredients and a healthy start to the day! Nice SRC choice.

  4. Looks like a great way to start the day!

  5. just bookmarked this recipe - these look great!

  6. Yum! These are one of my fav muffins!

  7. I used to make these but have not done so, in a long time. Time to make them again. Thanks for the inspiration.

  8. I haven't made morning glory muffins but they're on my list to make. I'm going to need to bump them up so they're at the top!

    Great SRC choice!

  9. I love muffins that include a bit of everything. Great pick.

  10. Glad you got my blog this month and I sure hope you enjoyed the muffins.

  11. Mmmmm...what a great way this would be to start the day!

  12. Hi Julie,
    I would just love your Morning Glory Muffins, great recipe. Great cooking with you in Group B!
    Miz Helen

  13. Oh my gosh, the combination of flavors in that recipe definitely say good morning! I bet those were so yummy. Great choice!

  14. Nice to meet you, Julie! I had a chance to explore your blog on my orphan-rescue.

  15. Delicious muffins Julie! Perfect for a good head start!

  16. Morning glory muffins are some of favorite! I haven't made them in a long time so I appreciate the reminder and the recipe :)

  17. Wow these are loaded with flavors. Nice!!! Stopping by from Group A!

    I'm hosting a giveaway on my blog. I'd love for you to stop by and be a part of it!!!

  18. Love the coconut and cranberries in this. Great SRC choice

  19. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Hope to see you soon!
    Miz Helen


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