I love the way that our taste buds can bring back memories of different times in our lives. One bite of these Morning Glory Muffins and I was back in my early twenties going to my first real job as an adult. As I would head to my job as a licensed optician I would walk by the Jordan Marsh bakery and the smell of brewing coffee and freshly baked muffins would draw me in. Jordan Marsh was a large department store that was bought out by Macys in the early 90’s. The location they had in the mall I worked in had a bakery that was famous for their Blueberry Muffins but I always went for the Morning Glory Muffins which were equally delicious in my opinion. It was also my first taste of a mocha coffee…half coffee half hot chocolate. It was always a great way to begin my work day!
I searched around for a delicious Morning Glory recipe but could not find one that had all the ingredients that I was looking for so I just made up my own. I included a combination of carrots, apple, pineapple and coconut. Morning Glory Muffins also usually include raisins and walnuts but I don’t care for raisins in my baked goods and didn’t have any walnuts but you could certainly add them in when you bake them. They received a thumbs up from all my taste testers and did not last very long so I would say they were a success. I hope they add a great start to your day! Enjoy!
Carrots, Coconut and pineapple make a glorious combination to go with your morning coffee!
- 2 1/4 Cups All purpose flour
- 3/4 Cup Shredded coconut
- 3/4 Cup sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1 Stick Melted and slightly cooled unsalted butter
- 3 Large eggs
- 1 1/2 Cups Shredded carrots
- 1 Medium apple peeled cored and shredded I used a macintosh
- 1 8 Ounce can Crushed pineapple
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 Cup Chopped walnuts optional
- 1/2 Cup Raisins optional
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare standard size muffin tins with liners or by lightly greasing.
- In a medium bowl combine first 7 ingredients in a bowl and whisk together. In a large bowl mix remaining ingredients except for walnuts and raisins if adding. Gradually mix dry ingredients into the wet until well combined. Fold in walnuts and raisins if desired.
- Fill each tin with about a 1/3 cup of batter. I got about 14 muffins. Bake for 18-20 min on middle rack.
I will be sharing these Morning Glory Muffins at a few great link parties this weekend. Come by and see all the talented bloggers out there!
Friday- I’m Loving It link party
Saturday-Strut Your Stuff link party