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Sunrise Delight Morning Glory Muffins

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Start your day with a burst of flavors! Try our Sunrise Delight Morning Glory Muffins, filled with the perfect blend of sweet and fruity goodness. Don’t just take our word for it, bake it and taste the difference for yourself! Make your mornings glorious.

Gathering the Garden: Ingredients Breakdown

I’ll share a delightful Morning Glory Muffins recipe, which yields 18 large muffins, each weighing approximately 250 grams, with a total batter weight of 2723 grams. Unique to this list is the majority of ingredients in grams, save for one in milliliters, a call for precision in baking. I use a kitchen scale for accuracy as it ensures each muffin has the same wonderful texture and taste.

Here is what we’ll need for ingredients to bake these Sunrise Delight Morning Glory Muffins:

  • All-purpose flour: 480g
  • Granulated sugar: 540g
  • Baking soda: 20g
  • Salt: 18g
  • Cinnamon: 10g
  • Grated carrots: 420g
  • Golden raisins: 180g
  • Pecan pieces: 120g
  • Shredded unsweetened coconut: 120g
  • Unpeeled grated apple: 180g
  • Eggs: 300g (about 6 eggs)
  • Corn oil: 315g
  • Vanilla extract: 20ml

Why a kitchen scale? Precision matters in baking. Even minor deviations can impact a recipe’s outcome, altering textures and flavors. Weighing ingredients on a scale can prevent this. For example, flour can be compressed or loose in a cup measurement, but a scale gives us the exact required amount every time. Similarly with liquids, as milliliters flow and settle differently, a scale can prevent the addition of too little or too much. Trust me, these Morning Glory Muffins turn out perfect with the scale as your guide. Check out this handy: Baking Conversion Charts for Cooking and Baking.

Pre-Baking Preparations: Starting Right

You’ll kick off your Morning Glory Muffins adventure by setting the oven to a warm 375°F (190°C).
The best temperature makes the ingredients in your batter wake up and helps your muffins rise just right. Next up, attend to the muffin tin. Either you lightly grease each cup or line them with cupcake/muffin papers, I only use Paper Chef Parchment Cup Lotus for muffins. This step ensures that your muffins will come out perfectly when they rise to their full deliciousness.

Meanwhile, the golden raisins require a short bath. Cover them with hot water and let them soak. This isn’t just busy work; it plumps the raisins, ensuring they disperse succulence and flavor throughout each bite of your finished muffins. Muffins thrive on subtle details, so do not miss or neglect anything, and they’ll reward you with their best taste and texture.

Creating the Muffin Symphony: Combining the Ingredients

  • Gather your ingredients: You’ll need both your dry mix with flour, sugar, baking soda, spices, and salt, and your wet mix with beaten eggs, corn oil, and vanilla extract.
  • Combine the dry ingredients: In a large bowl, combine all of the dry components and add the grated carrots, apple, coconut, and pecans.
  • Add the soaked raisins: Drain the raisins you’ve soaked, add them to the dry ingredients, and blend through.
  • Blend the wet ingredients: In a separate bowl, beat the eggs, oil, and vanilla together before adding them to the large bowl with the dry mix.
  • Mix until just moistened: Stir the contents gently, just enough to dampen the dry mixture. Remember, a light hand is key to preventing the muffins from becoming tough.

Take care not to overmix. Stirring just until the ingredients are combined will help preserve a soft, tender texture in your Morning Glory Muffins.

The Art of Baking

I start by filling the muffin tins nearly to the top with the batter. I recognize that this might seem generous, but trust me, it creates those beautifully domed tops that make Morning Glory Muffins so appealing. A quick tap on the counter helps settle the batter and remove any air pockets.

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Filling the muffin tins with Sunrise Delight Morning Glory Muffins

A crucial point is not to open the oven door too early. I patiently await the 25-minute mark before checking the muffins for doneness. Using a cake tester or a toothpick, I gently insert it into the center of one of the muffins. The muffins are ready to come out of the oven if the tester comes out clean, with no streaks of batter. If not, I leave them a couple more minutes, but always keep a close eye on them to avoid overbaking.

It gives me satisfaction to see a set of perfectly baked muffins cooling on the rack. A reminder: muffins continue to cook briefly even after being removed from the oven due to the residual heat, also known as carry-over cooking. Hence, I ensure they don’t stay too long in the hot tin. These steps are what I follow for Morning Glory Muffins that are moist inside with a delightful crunch on the outside.

Savoring and Storing Your Muffins

After pulling the Morning Glory Muffins from the oven, give them a maximum of five minutes to settle in their pans on a cooling rack. This pause lets the muffins firm up slightly, easing their removal and preventing them from falling apart. I gently transfer the muffins out of the pans to let them cool completely. Patient cooling is key; it lets flavors meld while preserving that irresistible texture we all crave.

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Pulling the Morning Glory Muffins from the oven

I find these muffins best served warm. For that fresh-out-of-the-oven experience, later on, a quick zap in the microwave does the trick. Now, if I wish to store them, I wrap them airtight. This strategy keeps them moist at room temperature, ready for a quick snack or part of a delightful breakfast. They stay fresh like this for a few days.

For longer storage, freezing is my go-to method. I first ensure the muffins are cool, then wrap them individually in plastic, followed by a zip-top bag to prevent freezer burn. When a craving hits, I thaw them at room temperature or unwrap and gently reheat them in the oven or microwave. This way, I enjoy the taste of just-baked muffins any time I like.

A Sweet Send-off, Enjoying Your Homemade Muffins

I always look forward to this moment: sitting down with a Morning Glory Muffin, its aroma mingling with the fresh morning air. Pair these wholesome muffins with a steamy cup of coffee or, perhaps, a cold glass of milk; each bite harmonizes sweetly with your drink of choice.

Consider enjoying them during a quiet morning or as a shareable treat at a bustling family.

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Sunrise Delight Morning Glory Muffins

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Start your day off right with our Sunrise Delight Morning Glory Muffins! Bursting with flavor, these muffins are perfect for breakfast on-the-go or a mid-morning snack. Your mornings will never be the same again

  • Author: EsmeSalon
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 28 minutes
  • Total Time: 58 minutes
  • Yield: 18 large muffins 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Easy


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  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly grease your muffin tin, or line it with muffin papers and spray the insides of the papers.
  2. In a small bowl, cover the raisins with hot water, and set them aside to soak while you assemble the rest of the recipe.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, spices, and salt.
  4. Stir in the carrots, apple, coconut, nuts, and drained golden raisins.
  5. In a separate bowl, beat together the eggs, oil, and vanilla.
  6. Add to the flour mixture and stir until evenly moistened.
  7. Divide the batter among the wells of the prepared pan (they’ll be full almost to the top; that’s OK).
  8. Bake the muffins for 25 to 28 minutes, until they’re nicely domed and a cake tester inserted in the center of one of the inner muffins comes out clean.
  9. Remove from the oven, let cool for 5 minutes in their pan on a rack, then turn out of pans to finish cooling.
  10. Wrap any leftovers airtight, and store at room temperature for several days; freeze for longer storage.


  • Serving Size: 1 muffin
  • Calories: 531
  • Sugar: 39 g
  • Sodium: 735.8 mg
  • Fat: 28.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 65.3 g
  • Fiber: 3.8 g
  • Protein: 6.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 62 mg

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18 thoughts on “Sunrise Delight Morning Glory Muffins”

  1. Esme, these muffins sound amazing! I love that they have pecans, carrots, and raisins. Thank you for sharing this recipe with us at The Crazy Little Lovebirds link party #27.

    • Thank you Jeanie, we just love these morning glory muffins. I have to be careful or I will have 2 or 3 in one sitting, which obviously should not be done. Enjou


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