Scott’s Morning Glory Muffins

Scott’s Morning Glory Muffins

Morning Glory Muffins Cropped

Scott’s Morning Glory Muffins

Ingredients:
2 cups grated or shredded carrots
1 cup grated or shredded apple, peeled and cored
1 stick butter (8 tbsp. or ½ cup), softened
3/4 cup white granulated sugar
3 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg (optional)
1/2 tsp. allspice (optional)
1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes
3/4 cup raisins
3/4 cup chopped nuts walnuts or pecans

Directions:
Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Peel and grate the carrots enough to make 2 cups, set aside. Peel, core and grate the apple enough to make 1 cup, set aside. Cream the butter, sugar and eggs with the mixer. Add vanilla extract, shredded carrots and apples and continue mixing.

Whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon

Add to the creamed mixture and continue mixing. Fold in coconut flakes, raisins and nuts with a spoon. Spray a regular 12 cup muffin tin with cooking spray. Fill cups to just below the top.

Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Makes 12 large muffins.

Notes and Suggestions:
You could add pineapple to these or leave out the raisins or nuts. This is a very versatile recipe and easy to add or delete ingredients. You could make them healthy by using a sugar substitute, unsweetened coconut and try applesauce instead of butter. You could also cut the white flour back and add 1/2 cup whole wheat flour.

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Scott Evans

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Scott Evans is a native Houstonian and the Publisher of The Social Book. His career has included success as a musician, management consultant, public relations firm owner, and technology consultant─all of which have injected him actively into the social scene for many years. Drawing on his musical background, in 1992 Scott co-produced a double CD called "Voices for Life" benefiting AIDS charities featuring Houston artists and highlighted by a music video of 200+ local celebrities singing Scott's original composition "Shades of Gray." Scott has hosted numerous events over his career and believes his best quality is his ability to make people feel a part of something special. (Photo: D. Jones Photography)
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