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Morning Glory Muffins

on April 18, 2016

This recipe was another one that I wrote down 30 years ago when we were first married and living in Alexandria, Minnesota. I was an at home mom with our first daughter, our rental home was on a lake a few miles out of town, and we had no cable and a black and white TV, so I listened to WCCO radio a lot. I loved it when Joyce Lamont was on and I could listen to someone I had something in common with – baking, cooking, and food. She talked a lot about food and recipes and occasionally I would try to scratch down the recipes as she gave them. This was one of them, and it’s a good one. There are a lot of ingredients in this recipe, but it is so worth the time it takes. These Morning Glory Muffins are healthy and hearty and perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack.

Here is the recipe as I made it:

Morning Glory Muffins

Soak 1/2 cup raisins in hot water for 15 minutes.

Drain well.


2 cups grated carrots

1/2 cup peeled, diced apple

1/2 cup chopped nuts (I used pecans)

1/2 cup grated coconut

the raisins

Set aside.

Beat in a large bowl:

3 eggs, beaten until thick

2 teaspoons vanilla

1/2 cup melted margarine (I used butter)

1 cup sugar

1/4 cup brown sugar

Mix well and set aside.


1 cup flour

1/2 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 cup All Bran cereal

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon cinnamon

Mix with the carrots, apple, raisins, nuts, and coconut.

Combine this mixture with the egg-sugar mixture, stirring lightly, just until flour is moistened.

Spoon into greased muffin tins or use papers (the recipe says it makes 12 muffins, but I got 16 out of this recipe).

Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until done.


There are a lot of ingredients, but if you just gather them together first, it goes pretty fast.


You would think that mixing the goodies into the dry ingredients would help them not sink to the bottom of the batter –


but there are so many goodies in this batter, there’s no chance of anything sinking – these are absolutely loaded with good things.


I really should double this recipe every time I make it – these muffins go way too fast.


You can see how full of good things these are!


Make a batch of these delicious muffins today! They’re so good and good for you! Maybe try a double batch – or at least 2 batches – they go very fast!! Sneak some into the freezer if you can! Your family will search the house for them!




One response to “Morning Glory Muffins

  1. Karen Dresser says:

    Soooo good!!!😛

    Sent from my iPhone


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