Morning Glory Muffins

January 27, 2023

Start the morning off right with these delicious muffins filled with whole grains, fruit, veggies and deliciousness. They freeze well, so they are perfect for baking ahead for a healthy start to your day of camping!

Morning Glory Muffins


  • 2 cups peeled and grated carrots
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, grated
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted (or canola oil)
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 1/3 cup crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup ground golden flax, optional
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup turbinado sugar



  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin and a 6-cup muffin tin with paper liners and spray liners with cooking spray.
  2. Peel and grate carrots. Grate apple. Set aside
  3. In a large bowl whisk together eggs, sugar, honey, coconut oil, applesauce, vanilla and pineapple.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together flours, soda, cinnamon, salt and flax.
  5. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir well to combine.
  6. Stir in cranberries and walnuts.
  7. Scoop into prepared muffin tins, filling each cup to the top – recipe makes 16-18 muffins.
  8. Sprinkle tops with turbinado sugar and bake for 25-28 minutes until tops spring back and a tester inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.
  9. Store at room temperature or freeze.

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