Morning Muffins

February 18, 2011

Any excuse for muffins is a good one — my kids thought they had died and gone to heaven when I made these for breakfast last week!  And I can only agree: what’s better than a freshly made muffin with a large cappuccino on a weekend morning?

These ‘Morning Muffins’ are really easy to make and with great results. I slightly adjusted the basic recipe (which I found here) — and here is my version:

Morning Muffins:

4 eggs
1 1/3 cups vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups whole weat flour
1 1/4 cups brown sugar
3 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
3 tsp cinnamon
3 cups shredded carrot
3/4 cup coconut (I used the dried flakes)
1 large apple, shredded
1/3 cup nuts (I used a combination of almonds, pecan and hazelnuts)
1/2 cup raisins

Preheat your oven to 350° F / 180° C. In a mixing bowl beat eggs, sugar, oil and vanilla. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Fold the combined dry ingredients into the egg and oil mixture until partially incorporated before adding the carrot, apple, raisins, coconut and nuts. Fold until well combined but be careful not to overmix the batter. You can sprinkle some extra nuts or chia seeds on top before baking. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Makes about 24 muffins (you can freeze some for future mornings).

xxx Esther


Comments (11)

Courtney in London
February 18, 2011

Okay now I am drooling. Yummmm….

February 18, 2011

Yum Yum Yum! These look reallly really good! Agreed, nothing’s better than freshly baked yummiest, coupled with a cuppa cappuccino.

Although, do we really need an excuse for muffins? 😛

February 18, 2011

I couldn’t believe it when I clicked on the link for the original recipe and it took me to a blog from my own hometown, St. John’s, NL and a recipe from a local B&B’s cookbook. From Esther in Amsterdam all the way back home via the internet. Small world!

Esther in Amsterdam
February 19, 2011

Incredible! And that must be a wonderful B&B!! 😉

February 18, 2011

My nephew’s birthdayparty will be tomorrow. Guess what I’ll bring?

February 20, 2011

Very timely post, considering my kids are getting bored (as they tell me) of plain old cereal in the morning.

February 20, 2011

do you freeze baked ones or ones or the batter?

Esther in Amsterdam
February 26, 2011

I froze the baked ones, but maybe you can also freeze the batter? Not sure… Freezing the baked ones worked well though…

March 8, 2011

how many grams should represent a cup?

Esther in Amsterdam
March 11, 2011

It depends which ingredient. It’s best to google it!

March 15, 2011

OMG I am going to try this recipy this weekend, love muffins!! and these ones look and sound yummy.

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