Morning Glory Muffins

by Krista on March 20, 2013 · 14 comments

Morning Glory Muffins

Success!

I must confess that I have a HUGE… and I mean HUGE fear of the dentist. Yes, I know that it is an irrational fear. All they are doing is cleaning your teeth, right?. But none the less the fear is still there.

Let’s just take a moment and think about what happens at the dentist shall we. They put you in this chair and immediately recline you back. Then they start shoving these crazy metal objects in your mouth and tell you to bit down so they can take an x-ray. Upon which they then leave the room to push a button, and you are left there alone, sitting in the chair like a caveman bitting down on some bone. (also add in the fact that you can’t move or they will have to do it again) Once, they have finished the x-rays they recline you down even further in the chair. Reminding you there is no escape even if you wanted to, they shove a bright light in your eye and move it closer to your face as if putting your teeth in an interrogation room. (Dental Hygienist “good cop” …. intense metal hook about to scrap your teeth “bad cop”) So you take a deep breath, close your eyes and they start scraping and scraping… and scraping. There is just something about the sound of metal on your TEETH that doesn’t sound natural to me. Almost like nails on a chalk board… eeekk. Now, that the metal hook is finished enter the “SonicBrush”. Another metal hook brush that vibrates and sprays water at you! Oh.. great! But don’t worry… it really gets your teeth clean. As they are finishing up with the SonicBrush they say, “Okay, almost done. We just need to polish your teeth and then floss.” Praise the Lord, it is almost time to get out of this “death chair”! As you can almost see the end in sight the light at the end of the tunnel, they ask you the ever dreaded question. “How often do you floss?” Hmm… Do you? “A”, pretend you didn’t hear them because of all the chiseling noise from the SonicBrush going on in the background? “B”, tell the truth, because the truth will set you free! Or, “C”,  give a slightly exaggerated answer hoping they will be pleased … “a couple times a week”. (I usually choose option C because I am a people pleaser.) As the Dental Hygeinst is finishing up your teeth the actual Dentist pops in to give you their “stamp of approval”. Do you have cavities or not, that is the question? So much stress and anxiety all packed into one visit to the dentist. Sheeshh!

I have another confession. I haven’t gone to the Dentist since I moved to Texas….. six years ago!!!

I finally decided to put on my “big girl panties”, get over my fears and go to the dentist.

Well… it wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be. I made it through and the Dental Hygienist was super nice, which made the visit much more bearable. My report: NO CAVITIES!!! But I do need to get my wisdom teeth pulled. :( Still a success in my book.

So.. to celebrate I am making a sweet treat. My favorite muffin… Morning Glory Muffins. They are packed with lots of veggies but still are a little sweet treat! You will love them. :)

To get started. Preheat your oven to 350º. Chop 1 Fuji Apple (peeled, and cored) into small dices then grate 1/2 cup of carrots.carrotsnapples

In a large bowl, mix 1 1/3 cup of whole wheat flour, 1/2 cup of sugar, 1/4 cup of packed brown sugar, 1 1/2 tsp. of baking soda, 1 tsp. of ground cinnamon, and 1/4 tsp. of salt.

drymix

Set aside. In a small bowl, mix together 2 eggs, 1 tsp. of vanilla extract, and 1/2 cup of plain greek yogurt.

wetmix

Mix wet mixture together with dry mixture. Once all ingredients are incorporated add diced apples, 1/2 cup carrots, 1/2 cup seedless raisins, 1/2 cup chopped pecans, 1/4 cup of shredded unsweetened coconut.

mix

Stir ingredients gently until combined. Spoon batter into paper-lined muffin tins.

muffintins

Bake in oven for 25 minutes or until cooked through. Bon Appetite! :)

muffins

 

Morning Glory Muffins
 
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Recipe type: Vegetarian, Breakfast, Bread & Dough
Serves: 12 muffins
Ingredients
  • 1⅓ cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1½ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 fuji apple, cored, peeled, and diced
  • ½ cup seedless raisins
  • ½ cup grated carrots
  • ½ cup pecans, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350º.
  2. Chop Fuji Apple (peeled, and cored) into small dices then grate ½ cup of carrots.
  3. In a large bowl, mix whole wheat flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, ground cinnamon, and salt.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together eggs, vanilla extract, and plain greek yogurt.
  5. Mix wet mixture together with dry mixture.
  6. Once all ingredients are incorporated add apples, carrots, seedless raisins, chopped pecans, shredded unsweetened coconut.
  7. Stir ingredients gently until combined.
  8. Spoon batter into paper-lined muffin tins.
  9. Bake in oven for 25 minutes or until cooked through. Bon Appetite! :)
Notes
(Recipe adapted from Whole Foods Market)

 


{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Margo March 20, 2013 at 11:29 AM

These look yummy and healthy, and a nice breakfast alternative!

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Krista March 20, 2013 at 1:51 PM

Thanks Margo! :)

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Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen March 24, 2013 at 6:36 PM

Thanks for Sharing on Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s!

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Krista March 24, 2013 at 7:37 PM

Thanks for throwing such an awesome party! :) Hope you had a great weekend, look forward to seeing your posts this week chica!

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Ann from Sumptuous Spoonfuls March 24, 2013 at 6:51 PM

I love all the healthy and delicious stuff in these muffins! I’m definitely going to be making these :)

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Krista March 24, 2013 at 7:28 PM

Yeah, I hope you love them as much as we do! :) Thanks for stopping by.

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Kelly @ Semi Homemade Mom March 26, 2013 at 2:46 PM

Oh wow! What a great muffin recipe, perfect for Easter morning – trying these soon! I’ll be featuring you tomorrow on Show & Share Wednesday. Have a great day! :)

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Krista March 26, 2013 at 7:04 PM

Thanks Kelly, let me know how they turn out! And… awesome on the feature, I really appreciate it!

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Jerri March 27, 2013 at 3:37 AM

I’ve heard of these before, but I wasn’t sure what all went in them. They look fantastic! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites. I’m featuring you this week!

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Krista March 27, 2013 at 9:14 AM

Thanks Jerri, they are really yummy and you can’t even taste all the healthy stuff in it. haha! Thanks for the feature!

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Tonia@thegunnysack March 31, 2013 at 9:59 PM

Those sound delicious and I like that you get some good stuff right away in the morning! Thanks for partying with us at Time To Sparkle!

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Krista April 1, 2013 at 8:28 AM

Thanks Tonia, it’s a great way to sneak in some extra vegetables and fruits in the morning. Thanks for throwing an awesome party! :)

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