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Best Morning Glory Muffins

"These moist muffins are chock-full of goodies like coconut, apple, pineapple, carrots and nuts," relates Evelyn Winchester of Hilton, New York. "They're delicious for breakfast or lunch. I get many requests for the recipe."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + coolong
  • Makes
    2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups grated carrots
  • 1 medium tart apple, peeled and grated
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. In another bowl, combine the eggs, applesauce, oil and vanilla. Stir in carrots, apple, pineapple, coconut, raisins and nuts.
  • Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 20-24 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 188 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 171mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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