Morning Glory Muffins

Always looking for something healthy to have quickly in the morning, I am a person that needs to eat within 30 minutes after I get up or I get really cranky.  So if you need to take the dog out, feed your little one, work out, or run off to work, this is an excellent on the run healthy and filling muffin.

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Morning Glory Muffins

Yield: 12 Muffins

Prep Time: 20 Minutes

Cook Time: 25 Minutes

Total Time: 45 Minutes

Ingredients:

1 1/3 cups whole wheat pastry flour

1/2 cup sugar

2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1 ½ tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp kosher salt

2 eggs

3/4 cup applesauce

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup grated carrots

1 medium tart apple, peeled and grated

1/2 cup golden raisins

1/2 cup walnuts, finely chopped

1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp dried flaked unsweetened coconut, divided


Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease or line a muffin tin with paper liners.


In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda and kosher salt. Whisk the dry ingredients until thoroughly combined.


In another bowl, combine the eggs, applesauce, vegetable oil and vanilla. Stir in carrots, apple, raisins, coconut and walnuts.


Combine wet and dry ingredients and mix until thoroughly combined, but do not overmix.


Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow muffins to cool in the pan for about 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack.


Adapted from: Whole Food Market


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