Morning Glory Muffins
Please excuse the lack of a photo with this post, Joey just got a new camera so still testing that out! However a lack of a photo won’t keep me from joining this month’s Random Recipes, hosted by the always incredible Dom of Belleau Kitchen. This month the Random Recipes theme was Christmas Gifts, which required me to narrow my cookbooks down in to those that I received as gifts over the past year. This left me with four books: Plenty, World Vegetarian, Morning Glory Farm, and Chocolate Cakes. I was hoping Chocolate Cakes was going to win out, but fortunately for my waist line the winning book was Morning Glory Farm – and the family that feeds an island. My in-laws got me this book as a birthday present after they visited Martha’s Vineyard. It’s been many a year since I have been to Martha’s Vineyard, or Cape Cod, but seeing the recipes in this book brought back many happy memories. The random recipe selected were delicious Carrot Muffins that the book called Morning Glory muffins after the farm. The book tester for this recipe suggested walnuts but we decided to skip that step since walnuts seem to be one of the few tree nuts that do bother my hubby.
2 1/2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup canola oil
1 stick butter, melted
2 tsp vanilla
4 cups all purpose flour
1 tbsp & 1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp cinnamon
4 cups shredded carrots, drained
1 cup raisins
2 cups chopped apples, I used Pink Ladies
- Preheat oven to 350, and grease or line 15 muffin cups.
- In a large bowl, combine brown sugar, eggs, oil, butter, and vanilla. Whisk together until fully mixed.
- In another bowl sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Gradually add to the wet ingredients, and stir until just incorportated.
- Fold in the carrots, raisins, and apples.
- Scoop mixture into the tins, about 3/4 full. Baking 35-40 minutes, muffins are done with a toothpick comes out clean!
These were a little oily for my taste, but that might be because we had to half the original recipe though the above recipe is as written in the book. I think in the future I might also tweak this recipe with some nutmeg, maybe 1tsp, just to add a little bit more pop. Another future tweak would be switching out the raisins for some dried cranberries!
Thanks Dom for another amazing year of Random Recipes! Can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2013 🙂