Sunday, August 23, 2009

A Glorious Morning with the King...

...Arthur, that is. Of King Arthur Flour fame. Look what we made:

Click here for the recipe. My muffin pans must be smaller than the ones in the King Arthur Flour Test Kitchens, because I ended up with 18 muffins instead of 12. Use your judgement when filling up your muffin cups--they should be nearly full, about ¼" to the brim.

What's a morning glory muffin, you ask? Well...they're basically a breakfast form of the most amped-up version of carrot cake you can imagine. Chock-full of wholesome ingredients, they're quite satisfying and probably the most perfect morning fuel you can eat on-the-go. Here's a quick run-down of what's stashed inside:
  • whole wheat flour: fiber + whole grain goodness
  • grated carrots: fiber + beta carotene + sweetness
  • grated apples: cholesterol-reducing pectin (fiber) + sweetness
  • raisins: fiber + antioxidants + sweetness
  • walnuts: omega-3 fatty acids + crunch
  • coconut: fiber + texture + sweetness
  • sunflower seeds/wheat germ: vitamin E + crunch/texture
  • eggs: protein + amino acids + choline
  • canola oil: omega-3 fatty acids (ALA) + lower saturated fat
  • orange juice: vitamin C + flavor
  • pineapple (in some versions): vitamin C + flavor + texture
That's quite some list, you say? Crazy as it may sound, I actually had every ingredient in my pantry and fridge except the apple and carrots. It does take some effort to throw these muffins together, but the result is well worth your time. Tasty, portable, and hunger-smashing! And they can be yours too! Make them.

1 comment:

  1. Hello cupcake baker! Those look so good and good for you, too; a great way to start the day! Keep up the good're inspiring all of us.