Better Morning Glory Muffins

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Traditional morning glory muffin recipe, tweaked to make it heartier and tastier. Half the fat, less sugar, whole wheat flour, and ground flax seed improve the muffin without anyone in my family knowing the difference. Oh, and dried cranberries instead of raisins. Even the kids love these!

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 dozen muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour

  • ¾ cup dried cranberries

  • ½ cup shredded sweetened coconut

  • ¼ cup ground flax seed

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 large Granny Smith apple, shredded

  • ¾ pound carrots, shredded

  • 1 cup crushed pineapple, drained

  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • ½ cup applesauce

  • ½ cup coarsely chopped pecans

  • 3 large eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 12 large muffin cups.

  2. Mix brown sugar, all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, cranberries, coconut, flax seed, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl. Add grated apple and carrots; stir to combine. Add pineapple, vegetable oil, applesauce, pecans, eggs, and vanilla extract; stir until just combined. Pour batter into prepared muffin cups.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean, about 35 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

360 Calories
16g Fat
52g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 360
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 360mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 31g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 5mg 24%
Calcium 56mg 4%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 288mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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