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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Morning Glory Muffins #Foodie Friday

Morning Glory Muffins- simplelivingeating.com


There are some foods that are intensely filled with memories. Morning Glory Muffins are one of them for my husband and I. We used to enjoy these muffins over long cups of coffee at the Baker's Cafe in Katonah, NY. 

This town was the first place we lived after moving out of New York City. It was a great transitional town. We lived on the top floor of an old Victorian house close enough to the downtown to walk, just like in NYC. We had our cafe, deli, and speciality food shops all within walking distance. 



Morning Glory Muffins- simplelivingeating.com


It was The Baker's Cafe that was super special to us because it was here we made our friends during our special couple's time before children. 


formal couple: simplelivingeating.com
My husband and I when we were in our 20's out a formal event. 

Speaking of children, my kids found these muffins to be totally unique, and they are… even though carrots and coconut might sound strange together. It works,... along with the raisins and other healthy goodies packed into these fairly good for you... as far as muffins go, breakfast treat. 


Morning Glory Muffins- simplelivingeating.com

Morning Glory Muffins

by The Baker's Cafe: Katonah, NY

Yields: 18 muffins

Ingredients:

3 eggs
1 tablespoon buttermilk
1 cup oil (soy or vegetable)
2 tablespoons of vanilla 
2 cups flour
1 1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1 grated, peeled apple
2 cups fresh grated carrot

Directions:

1) Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Line a muffin tray with paper baking cups and coat lightly with a vegetable baking spray. Set aside.

2) In a medium size mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, buttermilk, oil and vanilla. 

3) In a large bowl, sift together all dry ingredients. Add apples and carrots. 

4) Add wet ingredients to the dry, and mix well with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula.

5) If batter is too stiff, add more buttermilk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until consistency is fairly smooth but not watery.

6) Spoon or scoop into prepared muffin cups, filling to the top. Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes or until muffins spring back when lightly touched.

Note:  To make your own buttermilk, add a squirt of lemon juice to whole milk. Let rest for 10 minutes before using.

These are "the best loved muffins" at the Baker's Cafe. They are moist, sweet and crunchy. 




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42 comments:

  1. Hi Diane,
    Your Morning Glory Muffins look wonderful, I really want to try them, we would love the carrot and coconut combination. Enjoy the sunshine while you can, we were planting potatoes this afternoon, it was so much fun! Have a great weekend and thanks for the party.
    Miz Helen

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    1. Your planting potatoes and we are tapping maple trees. I guess we do live in very different places with great food. I hope you give these muffins a try. I find them addictive.

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  2. Thanks for hosting Diane and I love your picture - such a cute couple!! Have a great weekend!!

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    1. Thanks Deb,
      That was very, very "back in the day" but I think we've aged well.

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  3. Those muffins look really great!! Thanks for hosting Diane and have a great week! :)

    Sandi @ A New York Foodie

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    1. Good to see you Sandi… the muffins are really incredible, very different.

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  4. Thanks so much for the party Diane! Love the old school picture, its so fun to look back at pics like that! :) Hope you have a great weekend!

    Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats

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    1. Thanks Krista,
      Yes, pictures of when we thought we knew it all… huh. It was a fun time. Thanks for coming by.

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  5. Diane,
    Your muffins look amazing. I just love the coconut and carrot combination . It's also fun to see old pics.
    Thanks for sharing and hosting..

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    1. Thanks Judee,
      These muffins are the only time I ever had coconut and carrot. Have you had it in a carrot cake? That sounds good.

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  6. Diane,
    Thanks for hosting the party. Those Morning Glory Muffins look delicious. That Sour Cream Coffee Cake is a great feature too.
    Annamaria

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    1. Thanks Annamaria,
      I love the ribbon effect on her decorating too. Delicious cake, great story.

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  7. Thanks for hosting, Diane! My kiddos would love your muffins :)

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    1. It is one way to get veggies into kids, bake them in sugar and butter.

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  8. Aww, look how cute you two are!! Those muffins look delicious Diane, I haven't had those in years. Thanks so much for the party. Have a great weekend. :)

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    1. I think cafes made them in the 1980's. I heard they were originally from Nantuck.

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  9. We use the carrot-coconut-raisin combination a lot in our cooking and I like it a lot. Your morning glory muffins look lovely. I'll have to try them soon.

    Thanks for hosting. Have a nice weekend.

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    1. Interesting maybe that is were the idea for the muffins came from… maybe they are a fusion recipe?

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  10. WOWW These are definitely morning glory muffins!!
    I need one (make it two) of these right now :)

    Thanks for the recipe and thank you for the party Diane
    Have a great weeknd

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    1. I need to make more of these Winnie. They are my favorite breakfast again, after 20 years of being forgotten.

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  11. What a great picture of the two of you at a black-tie event. I miss those now that we live in a casual lifestyle environment where it seems I'm the only one who ever dresses up :) What an interesting flavor combination in the muffins. I would find them very enjoyable as I like to stray from the ordinary and peek my taste buds. Hope you have a lovely weekend.
    Sam

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    1. I know Sam, my husband's tuxedo is gathering dust. Even fundraiser are only suit and tie now, never black tie anymore. My mom says the glamour is gone. I hope you try the muffins they really are an interesting combination of flavors that based on what I've seen of your cooking, I think you would like.

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    1. You are welcome Paula, good to see you. I just upped my workout too. Sore today. All so I can eat more muffins.

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  13. Thanks for featuring our Sour Cream Cinnamon Coffee Cake! My daughter is thrilled...as am I. Thanks for hosting a great party...have a great weekend!

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    1. You are most welcome Danita. I have a budding pastry chef myself. Your daughter's presentation was excellent,,, plus the cake looked really delicious too. Love how your husband and other daughter tried to get a piece.

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  14. Great party Diane. Thanks for hosting!
    I love the picture you shared of you and your hubby. So fun!

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    1. Thanks Nancy,
      It is fun to see what you looked like back in the day… I miss the events companies used to throw before budgets got tight. Good to see you Nancy.

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  15. Hi Diane,
    Such good memories can be triggered by a simple bite of food! The flavors in your muffins sound delish to me -- reminds me of some carrot cake I've had before. I've just linked a GF Menu Plan for the Week -- seven GF dinners that my whole family likes.
    Have a great week, and thanks for the party!
    Pat

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    1. Thanks Pat,
      Food like a smell can be so powerful in triggering memory… I never knew there were carrot cakes with coconut, but it sounds so wonderful. I'm thinking of just throwing this muffin recipe into a cake pan.

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  16. Love these nutrient packed muffin, they look super delicious! Thanks for the party!

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    1. For muffins, they are pretty nutritious.. and now we know that coconut is good for you.

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  17. Hi Diane,
    Thanks for hosting. There's a lot of tasty looking food here. I hope you like my recipe for Chai.
    Mireya @myhealthyeatinghabits

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    1. Thanks Mia,
      So glad you made it. I love Chai and haven't made it from scratch.

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  18. Oh Diane…these muffins look heavenly! I’m bookmarking them! Love the photo of you and your hubby…lovely!

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    1. Thanks Kathy,
      They are super good. Never had another muffin that is quite like them.

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  19. Those muffins look so good! I will have to try your recipe! I am hosting a giveaway on my page this week (posted Monday) and I would love if you would stop by and check it out!
    -Jennie
    http://thediaryofarealhousewife.blogspot.com/

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  20. Wow! Thank you so much for the feature, Diane! I've been having a pretty rough week, and you just brought a smile to my face..thank you! Hope you have a blessed week ;)

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  21. My mouth is watering just looking at your Morning Glory Muffins. I love the combination of fruit and veggie in these muffins.
    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  22. Hi Diane,
    Thanks for coming and bringing your wonderful muffins. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  23. I enjoyed reading this post (the photo of you and your husband is wonderful!) and those muffins look fantastic! I can see why they are called Morning Glory - such a lot of delicious ingredients! Thank you for sharing them with the Hearth and Soul hop.

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    1. You are so welcome. It is funny we just went to a winter gala this weekend and we didn't get as dressed up as we did when we were in our 20's. Glamour is over.

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