Glorious Morning Muffins

Glorious Morning Muffins

2 eggs

3/4 cup vegetable oil

1/4 cup milk

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 cups unbleached flour

1 cup packed brown sugar

2 teaspoons baking soda

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups shredded carrots (2 to 3 medium)

1 cup shredded peeled apple

1/2 cup coconut

1/2 cup raisins

3/4 cup sliced almonds, divided

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place paper baking cups in each of 18 regular-size muffin cups, or grease with shortening or cooking spray.

In a large bowl, beat eggs, oil, milk, and vanilla with wire whisk until well blended. Add flour, brown sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. Stir in carrots, apple, coconut, raisins and 1/2 cup of the almonds.

Divide batter evenly among muffin cups. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup almonds over batter. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pan.