Morning Glory Muffins

I recently discovered Morning Glory Muffins. My epiphany happened one morning at Whole-foods market. I was fully had at first bite into this crumbling mess of scrumptious muffin. Morning Glory indeed! My 70’s era brain looked in vain for the hallucinogenic seed scattered on top. No such luck, yet the high was no let down. The immediate benefits were equally thrilling for a man in middle age. Healthy microbiome, healthy brain. This muffin is the secret to more than just gustinary bliss, it covers the waterfront. Try one with your favorite cup of joe, bottle of Kombucha or anytime of the day as a stand alone snack. Your digestive and excretory system will thank you. Not easy to say out loud but it is a fact of life and efficacious. We must care for this vessel known as the human body during this lifetime. Enjoy your delicious

Why I love Morning Glory Muffins

Whole Foods Morning Glory Muffins are divine! Ingredients: 1 1/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt 2 eggs 2/3 cup canola oil 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 Fuji apple, cored, peeled and diced 1/2 cup seedless raisins 1 large carrot, grated 1/2 cup walnuts, finely chopped 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons dried flaked unsweetened coconut, divided Method: Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; break up any brown sugar lumps with your fingers or a wooden spoon. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, oil and vanilla, then add to flour mixture and stir just until combined. Add apples, raisins, carrots, walnuts and 1/4 cup of the coconut and stir gently until well combined. Spoon batter into 16 paper-lined muffin tins, filling each about 2/3 full. Top evenly with remaining 2 tablespoons coconut and bake until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Nutritional Info: Per Serving: Serving size: 1 muffin, 200 calories (110 from fat), 12g total fat, 1.5g saturated fat, 25mg cholesterol, 170mg sodium, 21g carbohydrates, (2 g dietary fiber, 14g sugar), 3g protein. Special Diets: Dairy Free Vegetarian Note: We’ve provided special diet and nutritional information for educational purposes. But remember — we’re cooks, not doctors! You should follow the advice of your health-care provider. And since product formulations change, check product labels for the most recent ingredient information.