Morning Glory Muffins!

Here is another treasure from my own recipes! It does include coconut oil and coconut palm sugar.

You ask why I have said coconut palm sugar? Well I will tell you. Coconut palm sugar is low sugar on the glycemic index with a value of 35. What does that mean? It means that it will not spike your blood sugar nearly as much as something that has a value of 50 on the Glycemic Index. Coconut palm sugar also has more nutrients in it then normal table sugar.

It has a “molassesy” flavor and can be subsitituted cup for cup into recipes.

here is my own Morning Glory Muffins:

Hi Elaine, Here is the recipe that we were talking about in the store today!

1 1/3 cups of whole wheat flour 
3/4 cup of coconut palm sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
2 eggs
2/3 cup coconut oil (to make it easier to mix warm the coconut oil easier to measure and bake with) 
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 apple cored and diced
1/2 cup grated carrots
1/2 cup raisins 
1/2 walnuts
1/4 cup of unsweetened coconut flakes(plus 2 tablespoons for top) 
If I don’t have raisins on hand I substitute for chocolate chips… not as good for you but makes them takes just that much sweeter!
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Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt

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 for 25 to 30 minutes, or until cooked through.

This recipe is very versatile in the sense that I do not do exact measurements. I guess at the apple and carrots as well as the chocolate chips if I use them. It is a fun way to add those fruits and veggies to otherwise picky children. You can’t taste the carrot and the apple just makes it that much sweeter.
Keep note that you should limit your intake of coconut palm sugar just like regular table sugar because all sugar is sugar to the body and will all be converted to glucose to be used as energy. It all depends on the amount of fructose is in a sugar because the more fructose the less amount of energy can be transformed. Coconut Palm Sugar does not have a high amount of fructose, so is better than the normal table sugar.
Also do not be confused be palm sugar it is not the same as coconut palm sugar.
I hope you enjoy these lovely morning glory muffins. Every time I make them they are gone in a day or two but they are great to freeze if your family does not eat them as quickly.