Glorious Morning Muffins

GM Muffins

This recipe is adapted from General Mills (Gold Medal Flour).  The taste is very similar to carrot cake without the cream cheese.  The muffins are simply smashing!


  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups unbleached flour
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded carrots (2 to 3 medium)
  • 1 cup shredded peeled apple
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 craisins (dried cranberries)
  • 1/4 cup crushed pineapples (drained)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place paper or foil baking cup in each of 18 regular-size muffin cups
  3. In a large bowl, beat eggs, oil, milk and vanilla with wire whisk until well blended
  4. Add flour, brown sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened
  5. Stir in carrots, apple, coconut, raisins, craisins, pineapples, and walnuts
  6. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups, filling each about 3/4 full
  7. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean
  8. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pan

Twist:  Craisins, golden raisins, crushed pineapples and walnuts


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