Breakfasts, Desserts, Snacks

twenty four

Mini Morning Glory Breads
I’m baaaaaaaack!

Hi. As you can probably guess, college is the time for studying, doing homework, buying books, and basically just not keeping up a cooking blog (except for the lucky few who are blessed with kitchens and still seem to only make Ramen noodles in the microwave..but that’s another story). Anyway, I finally took the plunge: walked myself to the store, shelled out my hard earned little-kids-fashion-camp-summer-job money for ingredients, and brought out the toaster oven to make Morning Glory muffins! And no, you didn’t read the title wrong, after getting all ready with the teeniest muffin tin I could find I realized it was still too big for my oven. So I broke out the Cook-n-Carry mini loaf pans (link takes you to full size, apologies), which work perfectly!

Now, for anyone who cares if I stick to the whole retro recipes thang, yes, I did in fact find a recipe for a version of these on my girl Betty Crocker’s website, and that is retro enough for me at this time. Haters can DEAL. And now for the recipe!

PS- anyone who can think of an appropriate name for the toaster oven will win either a freshly baked batch of cookies or a very big hug, you can take your pick. (I know, I know, you’re all gonna pick the hug.) ((I think I’m funny sometimes)) (((I also am apparently very into parentheses)))

Breads/Muffins

– 2 cups all-purpose flour

– 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar

– 2 tsp baking soda

– 2 tsp cinnamon

– 1/4 tsp salt

– 2 cups shredded carrots

–  1/2 cup raisins or Craisins (or 1/4 c. each)

– 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

– 1 apple- peeled, cored and shredded

– 3 eggs

– 1 cup vegetable oil

– 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 3 mini loaf pans OR 12 muffin cups OR 1 large loaf pan with cooking spray. In a bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Add carrots, apple, walnuts, and raisins. Stir well. In a separate bowl blend eggs, oil, and vanilla. Add to flour mixture and combine very well! Pour into desired pan.

Mini Loaves: bake 35-45 mins.

Muffins: bake 18-22 mins.

Large Loaf: bake 50-60 mins.

Let em’ cool and eat ’em up. Or save them and have them for breakfast with that delish half-caffeinated dorm coffee. Yes, that was the second mention of the mediocre coffee in two posts. Who’s clearly upset? This girl.
Also the low watt institutional lighting of the kitchenette doesn’t do this bread justice. It tastes AWESOME.

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