Good Morning Muffins

Good Morning MuffinsI was going to call these “Kitchen Sink Muffins” since they contain everything but.   Oh yes, so clever, I know.  But for some reason, that just didn’t sound very appealing.  Maybe it’s just me (as I realize it most often is), but my mind just kept conjuring images of dirty dishes and garbage disposals.  So yuck.  And these are so not yuck.

So we’re going with the much more appetizing “Good Morning Muffins”.  Whilst (love that word!) it’s a bit corny, I think this describes them well–they’re healthy-ish but still sweet and yummy.  Each moist and delicious one is chock full of goodies like applesauce, raisins, almonds, and coconut–definitely a nice way to start the day.

Ingredients:
1 1/4 c Flour
1/2 c Whole Wheat Flour
1/4 c Almond Meal
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
3/4 c Sugar
1/4 c Brown Sugar
1/2 c Canola Oil
1 1/4 c Applesauce
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 Eggs
1 c Raisins
1/2 c Slivered Almonds
1/2 c Shredded Coconut

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350.  Soak raisins in water to rehydrate them a bit while you work on the batter.  If you want, put just a dash of vanilla extract in the soaking water.  You could also soak them in fruit juice–that would be awesome.

Prepare your muffin pans by inserting your paper liners and set them aside.  Combine the flours, almond meal, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and pumpkin pie spice in a medium bowl.  In a large bowl, combine the sugars, oil, applesauce, vanilla extract, and eggs.  Add these combined wet ingredients to the flour mixture, stirring just until well-incorporated.  Stir in the almonds and coconut, then drain the raisins and add those too.

Distribute the batter evenly amongst (ooh, love that word too!) your prepared muffin cups.  Bake for 15-20 minutes or until you can stab a defenseless muffin with a toothpick without getting many guts stuck to it.

Yield: 24 Muffins

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2 Responses to Good Morning Muffins

  1. Jeremy says:

    I was bummed that I didn’t get these. Can you put these back in the rotation for me? please? =)

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