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Morning Glorious Muffins


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Morning Glorious Muffins

These moist, marvelous muffins are packed with glorious goodness! They taste even better a day after baking.


  • Prep Time : 10 min
  • Cook Time : 30 min
  • Ready Time : 40 min


2 dozens


  • 1/2 cup pecans or walnuts
  • 3 carrots, cut in chunks (about 1 1/2 cups
  • 1 large apple, peeled, cored and cut in chunks
  • 3 eggs (or 2 eggs plus 2 egg whites)
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour (you can use half whole wheat)
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple, well drained
  • 3/4 cup raisins, dried cherries or cranberries
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut (unsweetened or sweetened)


Steel blade: Process nuts with 3 or 4 quick on/offs, until coarsely chopped. Set aside. Process carrots and apple until minced, 12 to 15 seconds. Transfer to a large measuring cup. You should have about 2 cups firmly packed.

Steel blade: Process eggs, sugar, oil, applesauce and vanilla for 2 minutes. Don’t insert pusher in feed tube. Add carrots and apple to processor; process 10 seconds longer, until blended. Add flour, cinnamon, baking soda and baking powder. Process with 4 or 5 quick on/offs, just until flour disappears. Scrape down sides of bowl as needed. Add pineapple, raisins, coconut and nuts; process with quick on/offs, just until combined.

Divide batter among paper-lined or sprayed muffin pans, filling them three-quarters full. Bake in preheated 375°F oven for 25 to 30 minutes.

Source: Excerpted from The New Food Processor Bible (Whitecap Books) by Norene Gilletz


Servings Per Recipe: 2 dozens

Amount Per Serving

  • Calories: 186
  • Total Fat: 8.2g
  • Cholesterol: 27mg
  • Sodium: 141mg
  • Total Carbs: 26.8g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 1.7g
  • Protein: 3g


About Norene Gilletz


Norene Gilletz is the leading author of kosher cookbooks in Canada and the owner of Gourmania, Inc. She divides her time between work as a freelance food writer, editor, food consultant, cooking teacher and culinary spokesperson. Author of The Food Processor Bible, Norene's Healthy Kitchen and Healthy helpings. Mother of three children and five grandchildren she lives in Toronto.

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