Monday, August 31, 2020

Morning Glory Muffins

Morning Glory Muffins are on the patio today.  Have you ever had them?  They're so moist and flavorful and full of lots of good things, like carrots, apples, raisins, and nuts. My copycat Mackenzie Childs tea kettle that my son, Mike painted for me, is decorative only, and it's on top of a crocheted sunflower that a friend made.   I'm using my cheery sunflower plates, and my grandmother's goblets are on my pretty coaster, found here.  I wanted to use fresh sunflowers, but these yellow roses for $6 a dozen captured my eye! 

As we ease into Fall, I like to use this Calico teacup,by Crownford China, England,  along with my sunflower accessories. 

Yield: 18
Author: Kitty
Morning Glory Muffins

Morning Glory Muffins

This recipe comes from a church cookbook that my friend, Joy, gave to me. The original recipe made 36, but I've cut the recipe in half.


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 and 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored, and grated


  1. Into a large bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, soda, cinnamon, and salt.  Stir in carrots, raisins, pecans, coconut, and apples.
  2. In a bowl, beat the eggs, and then add the oil and vanilla. Stir in the flour mixture into just combined.
  3. Spoon batter into well oiled muffin tins (I used a baking spray that contains flour). Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes, or until the tops of the muffin springs back when touched.  Let cool in pan for 5 minutes, and then turn out on rack to cool completely.


I used my food processor to grate the carrots and the apple.
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  1. Your muffins sound delicious Kitty, I wish I had one this morning with my coffee! Love your cheery pop of yellow and pretty painted tea kettle. Mike is so talented! I love your pretty calico teacup too. Hope you're staying cool. ♥

  2. Oh my! Those muffins look so good. I have never heard of morning glory muffins but I need to make a batch of these. YUM.....Love the tea kettle Kitty. Mike done an awesome job. Those roses very pretty and who doesn't love a pretty tea cup. I wish the temps were cooler here. I would love to dine out in my yard by pond. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  3. Looks like someone is gearing up towards fall! Your tablescape looks gorgeous - and who doesn't love a cute Mackenzie-Childs teapot?

    Thank you for the muffin recipe. Once it starts cooking off it's fun to try new things!

    Big hugs - have a fabulous week, Kitty. ♥

  4. Those look so good and you always have the prettiest decor for your table! Enjoy your week!

  5. Delicious muffins and stunning yellow roses! I also love the gorgeous calico teacup.Beautiful and inviting table.Hugs,dear Kitty!

  6. Wow, all kinds of healthy ingredients Kitty! This sounds like my kind of muffin:@)

  7. Those muffins sound healthful with all those tasty ingredients. I love the brown transferware like cup and saucer. So perfect for autumn. You must be getting excited for cooler weather and the coming September days. Yes, I did enjoy last week's festivities!

  8. Oh, those sound so good! Pinned and printed!
    I love your table styling - so perfect for the transition to September!

  9. I've always admired your faux MC checkered tea kettle! I'd love to own a real MC kettle one day.

    Apparently, the latest pandemic shortage is sunflower seeds because people are using them for bird feeders!

  10. Love those sunflower plates! Those muffins sound delicious. Pinned.

  11. Good morning, dear Kitty! Your tea table looks so lovely. I love the kettle that your son painted for you! He did a wonderful job and it looks very cozy with your sunflower theme. Love the teacup too. Those muffins sound scrumptious! Would enjoy one with a cuppa! I am back from my break and I am not loving this new interface at all! I wonder how everyone else is making out with it? Enjoy your day! Love and hugs, Sandi

  12. sunflowers and black and white checks just are the perfect pair aren't they and so perfect for this time of year! The yellow roses are gorgeous!! Such a beautiful setting and your muffins sound divine! Great job by your son on the tea kettle and beautiful cup...the crocheted sunflower is fab, I'd love to see more of it!

  13. The table looks so pretty and the muffins sound so good and easy to make. Thanks for the recipe. Enjoy your day and the week Kitty.

  14. Well, yum!!! Wishing I had one of those muffins for a little evening snack. Your table with the black and white checks and sunflowers makes me smile. Your son did a great job painting the kettle, and the crocheted sunflower is darling. Happy September!

  15. Your muffins look wonderful and would go well with my cup of coffee. Love the black and white checked with the sunflower plates. They compliment each other so well. Great minds think alike. What a lovely crochet sunflower 🌻 your friend made for you. Kudos to your son on painted the tea kettle. Happy September dear Kitty.

  16. Oh, these sound amazing! I was just thinking about making some healthy breakfast muffins the other day. I can't wait to try your recipe. I trust all is well with you and your family, sweet friend. Sending hugs to you today.

  17. Those muffins look good, many thanks for the recipe.
    Your table setting is a delight :)

    Happy September Wishes.

    All the best Jan

  18. Wow Kitty those look fabulous. What a way to start the day and probably an afternoon snack and a before bed snack too. I love your son’s creativity. I wouldn’t have guessed.

  19. Those muffins look delicious, and I have a similar recipe that I use with zuccchini in it and no coconut. Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

  20. I love a good 'loaded' muffin and these sound so good with all of the ingredients I love.
    What a cheery table! I love the teapot that your son painted and he did such a good job. I know you'll have much more time to spend outdoors in the fall. I hope we do too but fall is fickle in the Midwest.

  21. This post is darling. So cheerful! Those muffins looks so good. I would love to eat one. That type muffin is my favorite. Cute teacup and how cute your son's knock off MKC teapot is!

  22. Congratulations!
    Your awesome post is featured on Full Plate Thursday,501 this week. Thanks so much for sharing with us and hope you will come back to see us soon!
    Miz Helen


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