How to Make Morning Glory Muffins

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Homemade muffins are a special addition to breakfast or brunch. Enjoy them with friends and family, or make them as a grab-and-go breakfast for busy work weeks. Warmly spiced with cinnamon, Morning Glory muffins are made with grated carrot, apple, raisins, walnuts, shredded coconut, and sometimes pineapple. While the list of ingredients is long, the process for baking these muffins is simple and well worth the required steps.

This recipe makes 12 muffins.

Tip

    • To save time, use a food processor to shred the carrot and apple.
    • Not a fan of gluten? Replace the all-purpose flour with gluten-free all-purpose flour.
    • For naturally sweetened, refined sugar-free muffins, replace the brown sugar with coconut sugar.
    • You can choose to use sweetened or unsweetened shredded coconut.

Things You'll Need

  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, tightly packed
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup grated carrot (about 1 large carrot, peeled and grated)
  • 1 cup grated apple (about 1/2 large apple such as Honeycrisp)
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup raw walnuts, chopped
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup olive oil or canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • Box grater
  • 2 mixing bowls
  • Spoon or fork for mixing
  • 12 disposable baking cups
  • 12-hole muffin tray

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grate 1 cup-worth of carrot, and 1 cup-worth of apple.

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Julia Mueller/Demand Media (Image: Julia Mueller)

Add the flour, cinnamon, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt to a mixing and stir together.

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Julia Mueller/Demand Media (Image: Julia Mueller)

Add the grated carrot, apple, raisins, and walnuts to the flour mixture and stir to combine.

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Julia Mueller/Demand Media (Image: Julia Mueller)

In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, oil, and vanilla extract.

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Julia Mueller/Demand Media (Image: Julia Mueller)

Add the egg mixture to the bowl with the flour mixture and stir well until a thick batter forms.

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Julia Mueller/Demand Media (Image: Julia Mueller)

Line a 12-hole muffin pan with baking cups. Scoop batter into the pan using an ice cream scoop or small measuring cup, filling the holes 2/3 of the way up.

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Julia Mueller/Demand Media (Image: Julia Mueller)

Bake on the center rack of the preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until muffins test clean when poked with a toothpick.

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Julia Mueller/Demand Media (Image: Julia Mueller)

Allow muffins to cool for 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

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Julia Mueller/Demand Media (Image: Julia Mueller)

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