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Morning Glory Muffins

These Morning Glory Muffins are delicious, nutrition packed muffins!  Perfect for breakfast, sent in lunches or enjoyed as an afternoon snack.

There’s a new dawn in my home and I’m in love with it.  I have a daughter who loves to bake as much as I do.  And this is amazing to me.  I love that she wants to be in the kitchen and takes pride in her baking.  But not only that, to have someone contributing to the meals and homemade snacks in our family takes such a load off of me.  It has always been important to me that my family eats mostly homemade meals and baked goodies.  It’s the way I was raised, so really it’s all I know.  And with a growing family, sometimes keeping up with providing homemade food or lunches and snacks, can be challenging, and at times a bit overwhelming.  It often feels like I could be baking all of the time.  So when my daughter offers to make muffins, cookies and lunch snacks on a Sunday afternoon for the week ahead, I don’t ever say no.  I do a little mom happy dance.

Morning Glory Muffins

One of my favourite recipes that my daughter makes are these morning glory muffins.  She has made these a couple of times, each time tweaking the recipe to make it just perfect.  The original recipe these muffins are based on had a lot of oil in them, so we decided to remove that and instead replace some of the oil with apple sauce, and the results are perfect.

Morning Glory Muffins

This muffin is sweet, tender, moist and FULL of nutrition from shredded carrots, apples, nuts, raisins and coconut.  SO so good.  I hope you love them as much as we do!  And hallelujah to daughters who bake!


Morning Glory Muffins

These Morning Glory Muffins are delicious, nutrition packed muffins! Perfect for breakfast, sent in lunches or enjoyed as an afternoon snack.

  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 24 medium muffins 1x


  • 1/2 cup apple sauce (See Notes)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 apple (peeled, cored and shredded)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a muffin tin with paper liners. This recipe makes 24 muffins so you will need to bake it in two batches.
  3. Using a mixer, mix together the apple sauce, vegetable oil and vanilla.
  4. Add the eggs, mixing in one egg at a time.
  5. In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  6. Then stir in the shredded carrots, raisins, nuts, shredded coconut, and apple.
  7. Add the sugar/egg mixture to the carrot/flour mixture and stir until just moistened.
  8. Scoop the muffin batter into the prepared muffin cups.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into centre of a muffin comes out clean.


We use homemade apple sauce for these muffins, but any apple sauce you have on hand will work just fine!

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Recipe adapted from allrecipes.com

Morning Glory Muffins

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