Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Morning Glorious Muffins

When it's cold and snowy outside, it's enjoyable to watch the birds,
and admire the icy wisps on the trees
and the new look of the rustic plants against the ashen snow...

from the INSIDE where it's cozy and warm!
while treating yourself to... Morning Glorious Muffins.

This is an old old recipe of mine. For some reason, I started craving them during the snow days we've had. Must go back to the time when I used to make them for my girls on "no school" days due to snow.

Isn't it funny how memories remind you of certain foods?

And here's the recipe if you'd liked to try them yourself. This time I left out the dates and coconut since I didn't have any in the house. They were still delicious!

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 tsps baking soda
2 tsps ground cinnamon
1 1/2 cups shredded carrots
1 1/2 cups peeled and shredded apple (1 large)
3/4 cups coconut
1/2 cup snipped pitted dates
1/2 cup chopped pecans
3 beaten eggs
1 cup cooking oil
1/2 tsp vanilla

In a mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, soda, cinnamon and 1/2 tsp salt. In another bowl combine carrot, apple, coconut, dates, and pecans. Stir in beaten eggs, oil, and vanilla. Add to dry ingredients, stirring till moistened.

Grease or line muffin pans with paper-bake cups. Spoon batter into prepared muffin pans. Bake in 375 degree oven for 18 to 20 minutes. Remove from pans: cook on wire racks. Makes 24 muffins.

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42 comments:

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh my goodness, what gorgeous snow pictures -- those birds are just the most adorable little fellas! And those muffins? Send them HERE, now please!
Cass

Amy Kinser said...

First of all, you take gorgeous photos. They are incredible.

Second, the muffins look scrumptious. We love homemade muffins. We grind our own wheat and love making them from scratch and eating them straight out of the oven. Our favorites are banana and pumpkin. Good comfort food.

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Marsha! LOVE the beautiful pictures you have of the birds! I love watching and feeding them too, and miss my birds from the old house. I often wish.. If only I could have left them my forwarded address! There is very little space for these sweet little creatures to hang out at my new place, but if I can find SOME little area.. ANY tiny space where I can still feed them, I WILL, and I'm thinking on that! Your muffins look wonderful! I'd love to try them, so thank you for sharing your recipe! ~tina

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your pictures are just magnificent, and the muffins sound so good. I can't wait to try the recipe. Hugs, Marty

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Love the pictures! Those muffins don't look to shabby either. :)
Thanks for sharing.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

You have the best bird pictures Marsha! I have been trying to get over here for like an hour and it just wouldn't open for me. But, here I am! I got a birdfeeder up with the sunflower oil sees, so hope my birdies are on their way!
Hugs, Cindy

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

I'm going to try those muffins. They look wonderful! That and a cup of coffee first thing in the morning would make me a happy woman!!! Love those birds...those pictures are amazing. Marsha you take great pictures!
Blessings,
Debbie

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a lovely view from your breakfast table -- the muffins look wonderful!

vignette design said...

I am copying the recipe and making them this weekend. Lovely photos of the birdies in the snow. Your muffins made me hungry though! -Delores

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Marsha, such lovely pictures! The muffins look just wonderful. Lovely!!

Barb ♥

Shelia said...

Hi Marsha! What beautiful pictures of those little birds! Your muffins look so good too! Love it all!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kathleen said...

Beautiful pics, and the muffins look delicious!

Marla at Always Nesting said...

Those look delicious and sooooo healthy!

Blondie's Journal said...

Gorgeous outdoor pictures!! The birds are darling. And your recipe looks so yummy...I'll be over!!

xoxo
Janie

Mimi said...

Fabulous pictures! Save me one of those delicious looking muffins!

Sandy said...

Wonderful bird photos and the muffins looks great. Thanks for stopping by.
Sandy

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Marsha, YOur pictures are just beautiful! They make me want to eat a muffin right off of that plate. And have a sip of hot coffee. Yummy. Thank you for the great recipe. These muffins look relatively healthy!
I so enjoy brown transferware- I would love to have some! Yours are beautiful.
Yvonne

Cathy Miller said...

Your pictures are so pretty. My mom makes those muffins..they are really good. There's a resturant here that features muffins with their brunch and this is one of their standards. Thanks for sharing!

Fifi Flowers said...

YUMMY muffins! LOVE the bird photos!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

The photos with the birds are amazing..very art worthy. The table is perfect for those very yummy muffins.
Susan

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

Such beautiful photos!! It reminds me of when I was a little girl, looking out of the kitchen window with my grandmother in upstate New York. The beautiful birds flocking to her many snow-flecked birdfeeders. *sigh* Thank you for the beautiful reminder!!

Regina said...

Hello Marsha. Beutiful scenes. and Yummy. Thanks for sharing
A Wonderful post!

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

yummy man those muffins look so wonderful, I guess I will have to go make those today, thanks...

Dining Delight said...

Lots of winter around here too so I'd love to have one of those delicious looking muffins as "comfort food"! Fantastic pics!

DD

Sherry said...

Wonderful pictures. The muffins look yummy!

Jackie said...

Morning Marsha, love the photographs of the birds, what are they, they don't look ones we would have in our gardens in the UK? I love to see the robin, blackbirds, blue tits and starlings in my garden. Not so keen on the pigeons!

Those muffins, um.....are they slimming ones?

Have a great day, Jackie in UK.

Nanna said...

those muffins sound like ones I use to buy years ago but they stopped selling them ohh I'll have to give these a try for sure, we should see more breafast tabelscapes LOL

Helen

xinex said...

These look so good! Thanks for the recipe. Your photos of the birds are stunning!...Christine

Pat@BPM said...

Juncos are so cute! Loved the images!

The muffins look delish!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Marsha I loved all your photographs! I enjoy watching the birds at my feeder so all your birds photos were my favorite.

Your muffins look so good! Wish I ahd one now!

LV said...

I wish I had one of those muffins right ouo of the oven. Look so good.

Natasha said...

What a beautiful post! Nothing beats a warm muffin on a cold day and yours look delicious.

Best wishes, Natasha.

cge4211 said...

Oh my gosh, Your 1st 3 photos are stunning. Did you take these? Would love prints.
Your muffins are pretty yummy looking too!

Sarah said...

What a charming post! Those muffins are making me want to go downstairs and bake something.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, wow... these sound divine, Marahsa! Cinamon. dates, pecans, and the various fruits make for an outstanding combination. I can see why you were craving these. I am, too! :-)

Happy Foodie Friday...

XO,

Sheila

simchieinspires said...

Looks so yummy muffins.

TY fir your recipe.

Have week-end.

~Country Lady~ said...

What wonderful photography! The muffins sound delightful. Thanks so much for sharing. Blessings!

ButterYum said...

Yummy looking muffins, but OH... what stunning bird photos!

:)
ButterYum

The Tablescaper said...

These look delicious. They also look amazingly healthy. Love the photos!

- The Tablescaper

My Slice of Heaven said...

The muffins look so yummy but I am just as fascinated by the pictures of the birds...just beautiful!

Maureen said...

Wow, your photos look like they are straight out of a magazine...

tales from an oc cottage said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh yum!!! And could those birdies be more precious!

m ^..^