Morning Glory Power Muffins

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Makes: 12

Ingredients

  1. 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) all-purpose flour
  2. 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) whole-wheat flour
  3. 3/4 cup (175 mL) sugar
  4. 4 tsp (20 mL) baking powder
  5. 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  6. vegetable oil spray
  7. 1/2 cup (125 mL) peeled and coarsely grated apple
  8. 1/2 cup (125 mL) coarsely grated carrot
  9. 1/2 cup (125 mL) unsweetened coconut flakes
  10. 1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped walnut or pecan pieces
  11. 1/2 cup (125 mL) raisins
  12. 1 cup (250 mL) milk
  13. 2 tsp (10 mL) finely grated orange zest
  14. 1/2 cup (125 mL) orange juice
  15. 1/3 cup (75 mL) vegetable oil
  1. 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract
  2. 3 eggs

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Lightly coat 12-cup, non-stick muffin pan with vegetable oil spray.
  2. In large bowl, whisk together all-purpose and whole-wheat flours, sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir in apple, carrot, coconut, nuts and raisins.
  3. In separate bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, orange zest and juice, oil and vanilla. Make well in dry mixture. Pour in wet mixture and stir until just combined.
  4. Spoon batter into each muffin tin, filling each to the top. Bake 25 to 30 min., or until centre of muffin springs back when gently pressed. Cool 10 min. in pan before removing muffins from tins.