Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Morning Glory Oat Muffins

[118/365] carrots!

I really like breakfast. Why it’s so overlooked, I’ll never know. If I had to a pick one type of food to eat every day for the rest of my days, it would be breakfast. There’s so much variety! And it’s all so tasty! Bacon, biscuits, and gravy, pancakes, waffles and syrup, cereal and milk, fruit and pastries galore. What’s not to love? Lately, I’ve been all about homemade granola with milk or yogurt (specifically maple and cinnamon granola, which I will have to post about soon because it’s so good!) and muffins. Oh, Muffins.

egg berries?

morning glory oat muffins

What’s so great about them that it’s basically cake for breakfast, and really, who wouldn’t want that? My favorites are these everything but the kitchen sink morning glory oat muffins. With this recipe, I’ve tried to make it a bit healthier than your average muffin, using whole wheat flour, oats, cutting down the sugar and relying on the natural sugars of the fruits to sweeten them up. These are chock-full of tasty things and totally keep you going until lunch. I’ve used pecans here, but walnuts would be really good (but I’m allergic!), also you can mix up the dried fruit, using whatever is your favorite. A little tip: these get much better with time, so just let them sit for a couple of hours before trying them out, or even better, make them the night before!

morning glory oat muffins

Morning Glory Oat Muffins

1/2 cup raisins

1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup old fashioned oats
3/4 cup brown sugar

2 teaspoons baking soda

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 cups carrots, peeled and grated

1 large apple, peeled, cored, and grated

1/2 cup shredded coconut, sweetened or unsweetened

1/2 cup chopped pecans

1/3 cup wheat germ, optional

3 large eggs

2/3 cup unsweetened apple sauce

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/4 cup orange juice
demerara sugar, for topping

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly grease a 12-cup muffin tin, or line it with papers and spray the insides of the papers. 

In a small bowl, cover the raisins with hot water, and set them aside to soak while you assemble the rest of the recipe.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, brown sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Stir in the carrots, apple, coconut, nuts, and wheat germ, if using. In a separate bowl, beat together the eggs, applesauce, vanilla, and orange juice. Add to the flour mixture, and stir until evenly moistened. Drain the raisins and stir them in. Divide the batter among the wells of the prepared pan, filling almost to top. Sprinkle with demerara sugar.



Bake for 23 to 25 minutes, until domed and a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven, let cool for 5 minutes in their pan on a rack, then turn out of pans to finish cooling.

101 comments:

  1. I want cake for breakfast! :) These look so wonderful!

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  2. I am with you, breakfast is the best! Love your recipe and photos!

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  3. I love breakfast too! It's one of the highlights of my day. These look much better than the Morning Glories I made recently.

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  4. I love breakfast too. I'm all about having it whenever. The muffins look great. I've always wanted to make these so it's so great to find a recipe! And, I'm sure the oats are great in them!

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  5. I will totally make these muffins! I have some applesauce I must use up and I've never even tried a morning glory muffin, even though I've heard about their deliciousness for years. Yum!

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  6. mmm MMmm MMM... right up my alley! I'll be making these!

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  7. This recipe looks incredible as with the photos. xo

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  8. me LOVE cake plus breakfast! YUM!!! They look so moist! Great photos too!

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  9. one of my favorites. i never tire of these. nicely done.

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  10. Oh, I could eat breakfast at every meal. Dad thinks so too. In the summer we love to have waffles with our fresh, home-grown strawberries for supper. Yes.

    Need I even tell you how gorgeous your photos are? And these muffins look scrumptious. Good for you for making them healthier!

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  11. Breakfast is always the most important meal of the day. Healthy breakfast is espcially crucial.

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  12. thank you, thank you! these look just right. i'm so with you on breakfast.

    ps. and your photos are perfection.

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  13. I am such a bfast fan as well! It has been my favorite meal my whole life...and dessert. I must make a vegan version of these!

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  14. I love that you used parchment paper instead of those crinkly cupcake liners, did you fold them yourself or buy them special like that? How well did they work?

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  15. gorgeous photography! i too love kitchen sink muffins, loaded with tons of flavor and texture. and healthy to boot! yes!

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  16. that's my very favorite muffin - sounds yummy.

    and i love that carrot shot

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  17. these look so good and healthy!
    but, i struggle the most with waiting on ANYthing that comes out of the oven!

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  18. These look rich, tasty and wholesome. I love oats too!

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  19. Love the brown parchment muffin liners! Muffins look awesome too! Hungry now...

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  20. Yum, these look great! I've made a similar version of them before as well. Breakfast is the best!

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  21. These sound so yummy and all of your images are stunning! Thanks for the recipe too!

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  22. I have been searching for the perfect morning glory muffins recipe, and this one looks promising. Can't wait to try it!!

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  23. Those look delicious! I'm definitely bookmarking this one, Hannah! I love the second and fourth picture! Wowzers! So cute!

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  24. Breakfast is my absolute favorite meal of the day, though, there are times when I skip it (shame on me). These muffins look beautiful and love the liners.

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  25. Wow love this recipe! I want to breakfast again now!
    You're on my blog today : you're the cook crush of the week! Feel free to visit, even if it's french!!
    http://lesdelicesdejulie.hautetfort.com/archive/2010/04/29/une-visite-chez-honey-jam.html

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  26. Breakfast is my favorite too! These morning glory muffins sound perfect.

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  27. i definitely share your love for breakfast, hannah, and i've always been a fan of the wonderfully-named morning glory muffin. lovely post!

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  28. My breakfast now seems woefully inadequate compared to these beautiful morsels.

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  29. I agree, I have always wanted to open up a gourmet breakfast restaurant that is open at night. I would LOVE to do that.

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  30. I am with you; I love breakfast. Bookmarking these; they look so healthy!

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  31. Thank you for sharing this recipe! I LOVE muffins but I'm somewhat obsessed with making them as healthy as possible, and the work is already done for me with these :)

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  32. these look AWESOME and I love how filled with good ingredients they are. will try them soon!

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  33. Beautiful blog. I love discovering new talent. You made muffins I probably wouldn't eat look magical ;)

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  34. hi! just had to come back and say. I'M in love with YOUR blog.

    ps. thanks for stopping by!

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  35. These sound like they would make a perfect breakfast!

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  36. i'm with you on the breakfast love. favorite meal of the day, hands down! and those carrots look oh-so-gorgeous.

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  37. These look like my kind of breakfast! Delicious but good for you at the same time so guilt-free!

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  38. I could totally eat breakfast food everyday for the rest of my life! And these muffins...mmm, yum.

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  39. These look delicious! I'll have to try it out.

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  40. Lovely recipe... I love the way you used the parchment for the muffin cups!

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  41. These obviously look + sound fabulous. I just love your earthy photography. Your photos look still! =)

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  42. I just made these last night and they are fantastic! Ate one for breakfast and gave four as a gift, the texture of all the fruit/carrots makes these so hearty.
    Love them!

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  43. my mom love these!! I should totally make them!

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  44. I used to work for a great, hippie bakery that made THE BEST morning glory muffins. I've never found any as good, since. These, however, these look promising... Next up...

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  45. These look delicious! I love breakfast, my favourite meal of the day for sure. So many wonderful options. (Just found your blog- what beautiful photos you take...)

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  46. YES! something yummy & healthy-ish? i say it's healthy. thanks, i can't wait to try it.

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  47. I love these healthy muffins -- they're filled with lots of amazing whole ingredients! Sounds like a perfect breakfast.

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  48. I just made these, they smell delicious and just waiting for them to cool before tucking in. My housemate accidentally knocked the oven temp up though, so they're a bit burnt on top, but hopefully still good! Thanks Hannah.

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  49. These look healthy and delicious. I have yet tried baking with applesauce and I think you will get me started.

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  50. I'm a new cook/baker, which means that I'm cautious and overly critical of what comes out of the oven. Yet, I can confidently say that these muffins were perfection. Thank you so much for the recipe!! I will definitely be making these again and again.

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  51. Absolutely beautiful. You are so talented. YUM. I am a new fan

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  52. So beautifully rustic. Look like my kind of muffins. The styling in the photographs is gorgeous!

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  53. I made these over the weekend and they are lovely. I had a little extra batter left over after filling the muffin tins so I baked that off in two ramekins.

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  54. Fantastic healthy delicious muffin recipe - beautiful photos too! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  55. I ADORE Morning Glory muffins. My absolute favorites. The best I ever had were from a bakery on main street in Chatham, Mass on the Cape. Looked something like these so I'll have to give the recipe a try! Thanks!

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  56. Made these today. Delicious!

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  57. Ooooh I've decided those are exactly what I want for breakfast with my coffee tomorrow!!! YUM! Now I just need someone to whip them up for me, since I am having an oh-so-lazy afternoon haha! :) xoxox Holly

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  58. You hit on my two favorite breakfasts these days! Muffins of any sort or granola with greek yogurt sometimes with fruit added as well.

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  59. I am eating these right now and they are AMAZING. Thank you so much!!!

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  60. Please do a post with your granola recipe!!! I'm in a granola rut and would love some inspiration. I've made these muffins twice and they are fantastic!

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  61. Made these for this morning's breakfast. They are delicious and beautiful (photo here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/superdewa/5768379566/in/photostream). Thank you!

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  62. These are the best muffins I've ever had. And the fact that doesn't have no butter or oil only makes it better. They are really really good, congratulations!

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  63. Made these today (omitting the raisins because my roommates don't like them) and OMG DELICIOUS! I am not a baker (I usually fail), but these turned out so well! I used the wheat germ and unsweetened coconut. Also, the recipe yielded 16 muffins for me.

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  65. Thank you for the recipe! I made them for my family this morning and they are delicious!

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  66. Thanks for sharing! I just made these, but with a few minor changes: I reduced sugar to 1/2 cup, used walnuts instead of pecans, did not use the wheat germ, added 1/8 c flaxseed meal & 1 Tblsp poppy seed. If curious, they are about 150 calories per muffin & 5 grams of fat with my recipe. High in fiber, Vitamin A, and protein!

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  67. Thanks Hannah to give this breakfast recipe. And I can say that it awesome.

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  68. Love the pictures, it looks so yummy. Never tried baking with rhubarb before, SHAME, oh well, I might give it a good with your recipe, will see. f4x

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