These easy and tasty muffins are a glorious way to start any day. They combine the great taste and chewy texture of carrots with the wonderful flavors of apple, raisins, coconut, walnuts, and cinnamon.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups, or line with paper muffin liners.

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  • 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, 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.

Nutrition Facts

421 calories; protein 5g 10% DV; carbohydrates 45.3g 15% DV; fat 25.4g 39% DV; cholesterol 46.5mg 16% DV; sodium 289mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2006
FYI... You can make these a lot healthier by replacing the oil with APPLESAUCE and using all whole wheat flour. Some recipes work with these subsitutions, some don't... but my friend made the healthy version of these for me, and I couldn't stop eating them!!! (so in the end, the nutritional value was probably the same since I was a muffin hog, but you get the point) TASTY!!! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/07/2011
took more than 15 mins. to bake and at that they were almost doughy - the bottoms stuck even though I buttered - raised some but have no nice 'dome'. However I think I may have forgotten the salt -but??... can that be it??? Actually I followed the recipe and I'm a pretty good cook....so why?..even have fresh baking soda.. and they sound SO good! Since I have to rate let it reflect my attempt not the recipe. I'm a pretty good cook w/lots of experience...and actually followed the recipe-(my baking soda is new ) the one thing I did screw up on was the salt I forgot to add (I think) Read More
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  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2006
FYI... You can make these a lot healthier by replacing the oil with APPLESAUCE and using all whole wheat flour. Some recipes work with these subsitutions, some don't... but my friend made the healthy version of these for me, and I couldn't stop eating them!!! (so in the end, the nutritional value was probably the same since I was a muffin hog, but you get the point) TASTY!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2006
I cut out the the oil almost completely using only a 1/4 cup, and 3/4 unsweetened applesauce. Omitted the raisins and coconut, and replaced it with dried currants, and dried blueberries and dried cranberries. Excellent. FYI : 2 cups of grated carrots = 2 medium sized carrots:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2004
This is the second time I made these--this time I reduced the oil to 1/2 cup and added 1/2 cup of applesauce. They were still very moist and delicious. I also reduced the coconut by half to reduce the fat content. I grated everything by hand, so the prep time was more like 30 minutes (but still worth the work). Next time I will double the recipe and use a food processor. I ended up with 18 standard size muffins. They were a big hit with the family. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2008
These were delicious. I just chopped the apples and the carrots together in my mini food processor and it wasn't time consuming at all. Plus, it made the muffin more appealing to my picky 3 year old, who might have been discouraged by the carrot chunks! 2 cups= +/- 3 medium carrots UPDATE- For those doing WW, this is 10 points each if you make 12 muffins and copy the recipe word for word. If you omit the walnuts (10.5 points) and use 1 cup of applesauce (2 points) instead of 1 cup of oil (57 points!!!) that will bring each muffin to 4 points, and it's still just as delicious. I love grabbing one of these for a healthy breakfast just before running out the door. :) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2004
Sooo good! But yes, it is time consuming, what with all the shredding, but they loved it b/c it is chock full of goodies. Because I used Sweetened coconut, I reduced the sugar to 3/4 cup and and added 1/3c. brown sugar. I didn't use oil, I subbed w/ Libby's pumpkin puree and there you have it! Another vegetable in these moist, healthy, nearly fat free muffins! Lovely and hearty and staying in my recipe file (except I'll invest in pre-shredded bagged carrots)! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2006
Fantastic! I love the cafe bought Morning Glory muffins, and it was nice to finally be able to duplicate them at home! Using the review advice, I substituted half a cup of applesauce for the oil, which worked great. A word of warning though if opting not to use the oil; do not sure paper muffin pan liners, as they will stick to the muffins. Also cut sugar in half, and it wasn't missed. I got creative with add ins, adding in some dried cranberries and sunflower seeds. These were amazing! Thank you SO much for sharing this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/13/2003
Very good, I cut out half the oil and used some crushed pineapples w/ juice. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/09/2004
These were delicious! really moist and tasty - reminded me of starbucks' sunrise muffins. i made some changes - used wholemeal flour, used brown sugar (only 1 cup), reduced oil to 1/3 cup and added 2/3 plain yogurt, used pecans instead of walnuts, didn't have apple, so added a mashed banana instead. added a splash of milk cos batter was very thick, and also sprinkled some oats on top before baking. made 14 really big muffins, took about 23 minutes to bake. next time i think i'll add some orange zest and maybe more banana or some applesauce. otherwise, really yummy breakfast muffins!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/02/2012
Loved these! Subbed whole wheat flour and brown sugar for a healthier muffin plus I added a banana; couldn't tell the difference. This recipe has so many good things for you in the ingredient list you don't feel guilty at all for having two. Thanks Debbie! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/07/2011
took more than 15 mins. to bake and at that they were almost doughy - the bottoms stuck even though I buttered - raised some but have no nice 'dome'. However I think I may have forgotten the salt -but??... can that be it??? Actually I followed the recipe and I'm a pretty good cook....so why?..even have fresh baking soda.. and they sound SO good! Since I have to rate let it reflect my attempt not the recipe. I'm a pretty good cook w/lots of experience...and actually followed the recipe-(my baking soda is new ) the one thing I did screw up on was the salt I forgot to add (I think) Read More
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