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Glorious Morning Muffins

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Full of healthy ingredients

Muffins! Yum, who can resist one. I know I have some favorites I love to make, blueberry of course being in the top 5. However, these healthy Glorious Morning Muffins easily have arrived in my new top 5. They are a take on the very traditional and classic Morning Glory Muffins but stepped up in an extra healthy way.

Honestly, I can’t say that I have ever had a Morning Glory Muffin, until recently. Not sure how I missed out on these delightful jewels in the muffin department. But like the old saying goes, “Better Late Than Never,” I’m so glad our paths crossed.

Morning Glory Muffins

muffins on a cooling rack
Hot out of the oven

Doing a bit of digging, I found these muffins were created by a Chef in Nantucket who also served these at the Morning Glory Cafe. Here is the original recipe, here. There are probably a gazillion recipes and different versions of this classic muffin to choose from.

Just thinking out loud here, they remind me of the “kitchen sink cookies” where you just throw all these ingredients into a cookie, and it totally works. Much the same here, loaded with all kinds of goodies, packed into one delicious muffin! I’m in!

Recipe

It really is the simple things in life, isn’t it? If you are a fan of cinnamon spice and all things nice, this muffin is for you. Delightfully, the recipe has just a hint of spice to complete its sister ingredients and a great texture as well with the chewy raisins and coconut, crunchy pecans, and moist muffin. Glorious Morning Muffins is the perfect name to describe these.

Glorious and Healthy

Being January, typically the time we all make resolutions to eat a bit healthy for the start of the new year. These Glorious Morning Muffins gets bumped up just a bit to make them extra healthier by using the following ingredients:

ORGANIC FLOUR: I like using this flour which is free of harmful commercial pesticides and herbicides with the organic label. Under the label of organic also includes it being GMO free.

ORGANIC SUGAR: Contains more of its molasses content as the appearance is slightly golden brown in color. Adheres to organic farming practices without the commercial pesticides and herbicides.

ORGANICS: Also used organic raisins, apple, and zucchini.

PASTURE RAISED EGGS: Chicken raised on the pasture and have the freedom to roam the pasture and eat grass, worms, and bugs. Can be also have supplemental feed but generally much healthier eggs with an incredible orange yolk.

AVOCADO OIL: Derived from avocado and high in oleic acid and omega 3 fatty acids. Much healthier alternative to vegetable and corn oil which are highly processed, refined, and GMO. I use avocado oil as a replacement of vegetable/corn oil as it also has a high smoke point when using in cooking and sauteing.

I used several organic ingredients, but you can totally use the non-organic counterparts.

Have a Glorious Morning!

glorious morning muffin
Full of healthy stuff!

I guess I can say now I have fully lived after experiencing these amazing culinary gems. Renaming them into Glorious Morning Muffins celebrating a kicked up healthier version to enjoy anytime of the day!

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Glorious Morning Muffins

glorious morning muffin

Delicious morning muffins to start your day loaded with apples, raisins, zucchini, coconut, pecans, and a hint of cinnamon spice to get your day started off in a healthy way!

  • Author: Stacey
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 9 muffins 1x
  • Category: Breads
  • Method: Muffin
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

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2 cups organic flour (can use regular flour)

1 1/4 cups organic sugar (can use regular white sugar)

2 teaspoons baking soda

2 teaspoons cinnamon

pinch of nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 pasture raised eggs

1 cup avocado oil (can use vegetable oil)

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup grated zucchini

1/2 cup grated apple (I used granny smith, peeled, cored, and grated)

1/2 cup shredded coconut

1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

1/2 cup raisins

Instructions

Line a muffin pan with muffin cups for 18 muffins.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine the eggs, oil, and vanilla in a medium size bowl and whisk well.

Add in the zucchini, apple, coconut, pecans, and raisins and mix well.

Add the flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.

Mix the batter till everything is combined and smooth.  Careful not to overmix.

Using a larger ice cream scoop, place batter into each muffin lined cup.  filling it almost to the top.

Bake18-20 minutes till lightly golden brown on top and a toothpick inserted is clean.

Allow to cool in pans 10 minutes.

Remove the muffins from the pan and place on a cooling rack to cool fully.

Notes

Once cooled, keep at room temperature 2-3 days.

You can freeze the muffins in a freezer bag for a month.  You can enjoy them directly from the freezer by microwaving 20-30 seconds.

Keywords: Muffins, healthy

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