Eating in the Middle Morning Glory Muffins

Many people believe eating in the morning is not a healthy habit. They say that breakfast should be eaten at least two hours after waking up and it’s better to eat lunch instead of breakfast because you will have already had your first meal. However, there are many benefits to eating early in the day such as reduced hunger, increased productivity levels, clearer thinking and more energy throughout the day.

These muffins are a great way to start the day. They have vanilla and chocolate flavors, with chunks of chocolate throughout the muffin. Read more in detail here: vanilla muffins with chocolate chunks.

It’s not every day that you meet someone who immediately makes you feel good about yourself. Whose presence emits a warmth that can’t help but penetrate your heart. One of such persons is Andie Mitchell.

Andie and I met in person at the Better Blog Retreat earlier this year, although I had known her and her blog for a long time. Andie is a woman with many talents. Her successes include not just her enormously popular blog, but also the novel It Was Me All Along, an emotional chronicle of her life’s struggle with food, and now Eating In The Middle, an absolutely lovely cookbook.

I leaped at the chance to offer a dish from Eating In The Middle when Andie requested. I knew the book would be chock-full of delectable dishes, gripping narrative, and stunning photos. Andie describes the book as “mainly wholesome,” reflecting her eating philosophy of “nearly everything healthy, with a little bit of pleasure.” That’s how it should be.

These Morning Glory Muffins are from the book’s breakfast section. They’re created with whole wheat flour for additional fiber and packed with carrots, coconut, pineapple, and raisins. AKA flavorful and nutritious muffins.

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Morning glory muffins: how to make them

Morning glory muffins take just 10 minutes to prepare and 20 minutes to bake. Line the muffin pans before you start making the batter so they’re ready when you need them. Then, in a large mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients (for this healthy muffin recipe, you’ll need flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt).

Combine the oil, eggs, and pineapple in the bowl of a standing mixer and beat until barely mixed. Fold in the carrots, raisins, and coconut using a spatula after adding the flour mixture to the wet ingredients. Scoop the muffin batter into the muffin pans and fill to approximately 3/4 capacity. You don’t want to overfill the muffin pans; otherwise, the muffins will overflow in the oven and cause a mess!

Serve these muffins plain or with a dollop of butter or jam on top. These morning glory muffins may also be frozen; let them cool fully before placing them in a freezer baggie. This way, they’ll survive up to three months!

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If you’re ever at a bookstore, make a beeline for the cookbook aisle and pick up a copy of Eating In The Middle. It’s a cookbook you can use for weekday dinners, lunches, Sunday sweets, and everything in between.

Andie, I adore you! Congratulations!

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Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cup flour (whole wheat)
  • a third cup of sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
  • baking powder (1/2 teaspoon)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • a quarter teaspoon of salt
  • a half cup of vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs (big)
  • 8 oz. pineapple, crushed
  • 3 big shredded carrots (about 1 1/2 cup)
  • a half cup of raisins
  • 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Paper liners should be used to line 18 standard muffin pan cups.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a large mixing basin.
  3. Combine the oil, eggs, and pineapple in the bowl of a stand mixer equipped with the whisk attachment. Mix in the flour mixture until it is completely mixed. Stir in the carrots, raisins, and coconut using a spatula. Scoop the batter into the muffin cups and fill them three-quarters full.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of a muffin comes out clean. Place the muffins on a wire rack to cool completely. Warm or at room temperature is OK.

More simple muffin recipes may be found at:

Blueberry Muffins in the Bakery Style

Bran Muffins That Aren’t Your Grandmother’s

Banana Muffins Made with Whole Wheat

Muffins with Pumpkin and Chocolate Chips

Muffins with Chocolate Chunks

The “dark chocolate chunk cupcakes” are a favorite of mine. They are the perfect snack for the middle morning.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many calories are in a morning glory muffin?

A: There is no answer for this.

Why are they called Morning Glory Muffins?

A: Because theyre made with ingredients that will make your day brighter! These muffins are a quick, easy breakfast option that can be easily prepared in advance.

What is the best Morning Glory?

A: Morning glory is a type of hashish that has been processed with the use of heat and pressure. Its packed in rock-hard cakes which are then broken up into smaller pieces for smoking.

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