Thursday, November 11, 2010

I simply remember my favorite things…Friday’s Favs…Morning Glory Muffins

There’s just something about a cold, rainy evening that makes me want to

light some candles

make a fire in the fireplace

put on an apron

and cook up a storm!

Tonight I made a big pot of

split pea soup


some cornbread muffins…




and a big pot of

pinto beans with ham!




You do realize that it’s only the Hubs and I living here, right?

So, I sent Hubs over to my daughter’s with some soup for them

and we’ll still have plenty of leftovers for the weekend.

But this post isn’t about all that…

it’s about what else I made

and it began with this blog post.

It got me wanting to make muffins…

but not just any muffins…

beautiful muffins…

like this…



(photo from Starbucks)


So I did a google search for ‘HEALTHY MUFFIN RECIPES’

and found this Better Homes and Gardens Recipe


Morning Glory Muffins

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (I used 1 C. whole wheat flour and 1 C. all-purpose)
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 medium apples, peeled, cored, and chopped (1-1/3 cups)
  • 1-1/4 cups finely shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 8-ounce can crushed pineapple (juice pack), undrained
  • 2/3 cup cooking oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • (I added 1/2 cup chopped walnuts)
  1. Line eighteen 2-1/2-inch muffin cups with paper bake cups; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt; stir in brown sugar. Stir in apples, carrots, and raisins. In a medium bowl combine undrained pineapple, oil, eggs, and vanilla. Add pineapple mixture to flour mixture; stir just until moistened.
  3. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups. Bake in a 375 degree F oven about 18 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in muffin cups on wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove from muffin cups; serve warm. Makes 18 muffins.


The muffins are full of pineapple, apples, carrots, raisins…yummm!





Cutting and using parchment paper squares instead of pre-made muffins cups was harder than it looks.

Mine certainly don’t look like Sarah’s @ a beach cottage

and they don’t look like the ones from Starbucks either.










But the good news is that they’re mighty tasty!




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  1. Pinto beans are my favorite food in the whole world--and I am not a muffin person but I have to say, these look glorious--I may even try the recipe being that I have never made a muffin in my life--

    Enjoy your fire with your sweet hubby. It was in the 80's here today--air conditioning is blowing--I will be so glad for cool weather. Surely it will come soon.

    Have a great weekend, dear friend.

    Love, D.

  2. Your muffins sound wonderful - no calories, right? I've had the 'simmering soup' mood a lot in the last few days. Must be the change of weather!

  3. Mmmm. Mom should have named you Martha. Maybe Mary Martha.

  4. YYUUMM!! YOU are SO AMAZING!! Wonderful muffins and my favorite Earl Gray Tea!! XXOO, Damaris

  5. MMMM...we served the muffins warmed this morning and they were gobbled up with oohs and ahs. Thanks, Mom! Elli ate two! One in bed watching cartoons and one at the table!

  6. Wonderful! I have read many variations on Morning glory muffins but have never made them. I think it's time! :)


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