Saturday, October 2, 2010

Morning Glory Muffins

These are FANTASTIC!!!  Full of good stuff and SO great on a chilly morning.  They should sit for a day after baking to let the flavors fully develop but even right out of the oven, they are wonderful.

Morning Glory Muffins
2 1/2 cups sugar
4 cups flour
4 tsp. cinnamon
4 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 cup raisins, plumped in brandy or apple juice and drained
1 cup coconut, shredded
4 cups shredded carrots
2 cups shredded apples
1 cup chopped pecans
6 eggs
2 cups vegetable oil
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Sift dry ingredients into large bowl (REALLY large bowl).  Stir raisins into flour mixture to coat well.  Add the coconut, carrots, apples and pecans; stir well.   In a separate bowl, combine eggs, oil and vanilla extract then pour into large bowl with other ingredients.  Stir only until combined.

Spoon batter into greased muffin tins and bake at 375 for 20 minutes.  Muffins should "ripen" for 24 hours for maximum blending of flavors.

Makes about 36 regular sized muffins.

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