Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins
I first tasted these muffins at a brunch and the hostess was kind enough to give me the recipe.I asked her about the name she had given them, and she said if any food could ever say "Good Morning!" these muffins were it.
- 2 1⁄4 cups flour
- 1 1⁄4 cups sugar
- 3 teaspoons cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 3 eggs
- 3⁄4 cup applesauce
- 1⁄2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups grated carrots
- 1 medium tart apple, peeled and grated
- 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, very well drained
- 1⁄2 cup raisins
- 1⁄2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1⁄2 cup flaked coconut
- Mix the first 5 ingredients together in a large bowl.
- In another bowl, combine the eggs, apple sauce, oil and vanilla.
- In another bowl mix carrots, apple, pineapple, raisins, walnuts and coconut.
- Add egg mixture to dry ingredients and mix until partially incorporated, using as few strokes as possible.
- Add fruit mixture to egg-flour mixture and mix, using as few strokes as possible, until batter is just moistened and fruit is incorporated.
- Don't over mix if you want light, fluffy muffins.
- Fill greased muffin cups two-thirds full.
- Bake at 350 for 20-24 minutes or until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.
I made these and the double chocolate banana muffins for my clients for Christmas. I got several requests for this recipe. I used pecans instead of walnuts.
Wow! These are fantastic muffins! Albeit, they are a labor of love with all the chopping and shredding. The hospital I work at serves them in the Cafe on occasion and I really wanted the recipe. This one looked pretty close. I did make a few modifications, I used cinnamon applesauce that was sweetened so I cut the sugar down to 1 cup. I also added chopped dates to the mix, cause I love them! This yielded 30 nice size muffins. I plan on freezing most and taking one out every morning for breakfast! Thanks so much for sharing Carrie Ann! I will be making these again!
These were awesome! I made them as mini-muffins for a crew of 6 college students (mainly guys) who my husband and I were taking to a Habitat for Humanity build. (this makes enough for 48+ when filling mini cups at least 3/4 full and had batter left over for 3 regular sized muffins). I wanted something yummy, but somewhat hearty since we were going to be working hard building houses until a late lunch. I also made some bannana muffins with a strusel topping. The whole 'crew' raved about what they're calling "The Everything Muffins"! Even my husband who is stingey with giving out 5-star ratings gave these a "5". I increased the applesauce to a full cup and decreased the oil to a scant 1/2 cup, but followed everything else to the letter. I might try using 1 1/4 cup applesauce and no oil and using at least a cup of whole wheat flour next time just to make it even healthier. Thanks for posting this, Carrie Ann- we build with Habitat every other weekend and I'll be bringing these again for sure.