Yesterday marked a glorious day. The day of my graduation. So today I made glory muffins to celebrate.
It actually wasn't really a graduation. It was a pinning ceremony. But everyone kept saying congrats on your graduation, and I eventually just started going with it and stopped correcting them.
It was very much like a graduation though. There were handshakes, hugs, smiles, speeches, and tears. The only difference is when your name got called, you didn't walk up the stage just to get handed an empty diploma cover. You were actually pinned with this really cool pin that was engraved with your graduation year, major, and the name of your college. How legit is that?
I think that officially makes pinning ceremonies way better than graduations. Oh, and these muffins were way better than I expected them to be.
I took one look at their ingredient list and couldn't help but cringe. Carrots AND apples? AND coconut? AND raisins?! There was no way that all of those things combined could taste good. No way.
But a good baker doesn't judge a muffin by it's ingredients right? Plus, I had nothing to lose really. If I didn't like them, I knew my parents certainly would. They've been on this super healthy food diet, buying things like brown rice and stuff. Blekh. They would totally love something with carrots in it.
How many of you have had your mother tell you to eat carrots because they're good for your eyesight? In my household, that phrase has become a soundtrack on replay. I don't even know if it's actually medically correct but I don't like carrots. I just don't. There's nothing appealing about them.
It appears that I've made an exception though.
These muffins taste so good, that I refuse to believe that there are actually any carrots in them, and if there aren't any carrots in them, then I have no problem eating them. Makes sense, right?
I don't know how they did it, but the different flavors in these muffins managed to complement each other amazingly. Not to mention, the texture as a whole was on point. And the best part? I won't feel guilty about eating three of these for breakfast.
Congratulations to my
Morning Glory MuffinsYield: 12 muffins
Ingredients:2 cups all-purpose flour
1 and 1/4 cups granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups shredded carrots
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (didn't add)
1/2 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
1 apple - peeled, cored and shredded
1 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Directions:Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups, or line with paper muffin liners.
In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Stir in the carrot, raisins, nuts, coconut, and apple.In a separate bowl, beat together eggs, oil, and vanilla. Stir egg mixture into the carrot/flour mixture, just until moistened. Scoop batter into prepared muffin cups.
Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.
Adapted from Photo a Day