Morning Harvest Muffins
- October 22, 2018
- 8 jumbo or 12 regular Servings
- 1 hr
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- 2 cups AP Flour ( you can substitute another flour like whole wheat, or split any other whole grain you like )
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/3 ground flax seed
- 1/2 black walnuts or regular walnuts
- 3 large eggs
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
- 2 cups shredded carrots
- Zest of one orange
- 1/4 cup apple cider
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup diced dried fruit of your choice
- 1 cup shredded pear ( you can substitute apple )
- 1 cup mixed dried fruit, pumpkin seeds apple slices and oats for the top
- Step 1
- Preheat 425F
- Step 2
- Prepare a muffin tin with non stick spray or muffin papers
- Step 3
- In a bowl whisk in flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, ground flax seed and walnuts until combined. Set aside.
- Step 4
- In a mixing bowl with paddle attachment, mix in the eggs, brown sugar, honey, oil, pumpkin puree, orange zest, apple cider and vanilla together.
- Step 5
- Add in the dry ingredients a little at a time. With the mixer on low, add in the carrots, pear, and diced dried fruit. Mix on low until just combined.
- Step 6
- Spoon the batter equally into the tin. Sprinkle he rest of the dried fruit on top and apple slices.
- Step 7
- Cover the muffins loosely with foil making a dome shape on top leaving room for the muffins to rise. The foil will protect the apple slices from getting too dark.
- Step 8
- Bake the muffins for 5 minutes at 425F then turn the oven down to 350F and bake for about 15 minutes. After 1 minutes, take off the foil and continue to bake for another 10 minutes. test the muffins for doneness by tapping on top to see if they spring back.
- Step 9
- These muffins are moist so don’r over cook.
- Step 10
These are a little twist on the Morning Muffin recipe. They definitely have more of a Fall vibe, but don’t let that stop you from making it on a beautiful Summer morning. I call this my Morning Harvest Muffin.
I was totally inspired by pumpkin muffins and the those super cute apple slices on top. I went all the way with dried fruits, nuts, oats, and ginger slices on top. This muffin has every flavor of fall or really good bowl of muesli. I even use apple cider for the liquid.
It’s like getting your days serving of fruits and vegetables in one delicious muffins. ok well, maybe some of your fruits and pumpkin IS a vegetable.
Just sayin’, it’s good with lots of good stuff in it.
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