This is my – Lainey’s – Morning Glory Muffins recipe! I’m Lainey! I claim that nickname proudly!
These morning glory muffins are so delicious! What I love about my version is they have less sugar and oil than the usual morning glory muffins!
Every time I got one of these muffins outside of my home, I’d eat it and think, “These are too sweet and greasy.”
Have you noticed that? I’m here to tell you that you do NOT have to use a lot of oil.
Nicknames and what they mean to me
As you know already, my nickname is Lainey. My mother called me this mostly when I was growing up. She also called me Stinky, but I don’t want to talk about that.
Two of my siblings, whom I will not name, called me Benji, to be mean. It started with this one school photo taken when I was around 10 years old. I have a high forehead and that picture literally highlights it with the shine bouncing off my head. You could say my forehead in that photo is reminiscent of Benjamin Franklin’s. (Only much, much cuter.)
Yes, I know.
But the reason I mention nicknames is that I have been playing an online game for 10 years and the friends I instant message with in-game as we play, all call me Lainey. BUT they all spell it differently.
There is a reason for that.
I mention in my About page that I play World of Warcraft. WoW is an MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game – yes, it’s a thing) where you create characters called toons to live and play in the game world. You can have up to 50 toons at a time and I’ve seen over a hundred toons come and go over the years. In the early days, I named all my toons variations of my nickname.
So, the peeps of WoW came to know me as:
And the funny part is, that without looking at the name of who is messaging me, I can tell who they are by how they address me!
Isn’t that fascinating? I knew you’d think so.
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How to make the morning glory muffins
I preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and line a muffin pan with 10 muffin cups.
Next, I get all the dry ingredients: almond flour, spelt flour, cane sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon and baking soda. I mix them all together in a bowl.
Now for the wet ingredients.
I gather the carrots, apples, 2 eggs, oil, almond milk and vanilla. I also gather some raisins, chopped walnuts and shredded coconut.
First thing I do is get my food processor out and insert the shredding attachment. I also grab my peeler and peel 3 carrots and the apple. I shred the carrots first and then add the apple to the processor. Then I leave the carrots and apples in the processor until I’m ready for them.
To the dry ingredients I add the eggs, 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/2 cup almond milk and 2 teaspoons vanilla. I take my spatula and mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients until they are just incorporated.
Time to add 1 1/2 cups of shredded carrots, along with whatever the one apple yields. It was about 3/4 cup. I also add 3/4 cup raisins, 1/2 cup shredded coconut and 3/4 cup chopped walnuts and mix until just incorporated.
I spoon the batter into the muffin cups. Since I love big muffins, I fill the cups right up!
I bake the muffins for 20 minutes.
Done and Right out of the oven
I let the muffins cool for 5 minutes in the pans before removing them to a wire rack.
Let’s see the muffins all stacked.
Time to plate a muffin.
Now to break the morning glory muffin in half.
You can believe that I ate one of those morning glory muffins all up!!
Christopher is happy.
And so am I. We have a new stash of muffins.
I hope you enjoyed this recipe!
Please feel free to leave me a comment! What is your nickname? I’d love to know.
And as always, may all your dishes be delish!
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Lainey's Morning Glory Muffins
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup almond milk or milk of choice
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/2 cup olive oil or oil of choice
- 1 1/2 cups shredded carrots about 3 carrots
- 1 macintosh apple shredded
- 3/4 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut
- 3/4 cup walnuts
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
- Line muffin cups in muffin tin
- Shred the carrots and apple in a food processor
- In a medium mixing bowl, add dry ingredients and mix together
- Add eggs, milk, vanilla and oils and mix with a spatula
- Add carrots, apple, raisins, coconut and walnuts and stir until just incorporated
- Spoon batter into muffin cups filling to the top
- Bake 20 - 22 minutes
- Let cool on wire rack for 5 minutes before taking the muffins out of pan
- Break a morning glory muffin open