I was looking for a muffin that "scratches your throat on the way down", as per my husband. He wanted something substantial, with nuts and loaded with raisins. The kids like them soft and they usually contain bananas and have a different texture then he likes. I scoured my recipe books and found this one, which I modified a little because I always do. This one was a winner and I will be adding it to the rotation.
Morning Glory Muffins
Makes 12 muffins
2 c. whole wheat flour
1 1/4 c. sugar
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/2 c. raisins
1/2 c. chopped walnuts
1/2 c. unsweetened coconut
1 apple, peeled and grated (You could use a large grated carrot as well)
1/2 c. cooking oil (I will use applesauce next time to drastically lower the fat)
2 tsp. vanilla
Combine the first 9 ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk remaining 3 ingredients together until just combined. Add to the flour mixture. Stir until just moistened (don't overmix). I used a bowl and spoon instead of my Kitchenaid. Fill greased muffin cups 3/4 full. Bake at 350*F for 20 to 25 minutes. They are done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Nutrition:362 calories, 17g fat, 6g protein, 48g carbohydrate, 2g dietary fiber (based on using all purpose flour)
Adapted from "Company's Coming Cooking at Home".