Saturday, 31 July 2010

Sunrise Muffins

... woke up ridiculously early this morning, especially after last nights debauched slugging, so I made these babies to fill the house with the smog of baking goodness and gently wake everyone else up...

this recipe comes from Jason Schiller, pastry chef at Macarthur Place in Sonoma CA and they are good...

recipe (don't ask me about cup conversions, they all differ depending on dry or liquid... I just chose a cup and stuck with it...)

1 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3 tbsp cinnamon (I thought this was way too much so I did 3 tsp... perhaps it's a misprint?)
1/4 tsp grated nutmeg
1 tsp allspice

4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/4 oil (I used sunflower)
1/4 cup dark corn syrup (I used golden syrup)

1 lb grated carrot
1 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup grated apple
1/2 cup shredded coconut

Sift together the dry ingredients, set aside

beat together the liquid ingredients and sugar until just evenly mixed

add the dry to the liquid and mix till just combined

add the remaining ingredients and mix till just combined

fills 24 muffin cases and bake at 350 for 20 mins

They were very good and felt wonderfully summery and healthy even... great cure for hangovers following a couple of fried eggs on toast!

eat and of course, enjoy!


  1. Sounds great, but suspect 3 tbsp of cinnamon would have woken you all up with a real bang.

  2. Mmm I think I can smell them they look so good. Why didn't we have them last weekend.

  3. My mum makes these!! we call them morning glory muffins!! my recipe calls for 2 tsp of cinnamon...yum yum yummmmmmmmmm (now I AM JEALOUS!) xx

  4. Very well done getting up to do hangover baking - these look yum. Im going to have a go tomorrow - just need to pour myself a drink now to get the full effect!

  5. I've a few left but suspect they'll make ideal post pub second day soakage fodder so I'm sorry mum but you'll have to make them yourself x

  6. Carrots, coconut and apples...what a great way to start the day! I just found your blog this evening, and I'm very glad that I did!

  7. Post-partying baking? My, my! Your friends may have to nominate you for sainthood! That DOES constitute as a miracle, right? St. Dom ... has a nice ring!

    As for the muffins ... lovely little nutritious bites!


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