Gluten-Free Morning Glory Muffins

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If you haven’t tasted a morning glory muffin yet, drop everything and make these right away! Gluten-Free Morning Glory Muffins are incredibly moist breakfast muffins packed with loads of flavor. An assortment of carrots, nuts, apples, and coconut create amazing texture in each muffin that’s incomparable!


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What Makes a morning glory muffin?

Morning glory muffins were a product of the American 70s and were known to be filled with various vegetables, nuts, and grains.

Everyone’s recipe varies slightly, but generally you can expect to find any assortment of the following fillers: carrots, apples, zucchini, walnuts, raisins, and coconut.

I love a heart weekend breakfast consisting of an egg scramble and breakfast potatoes, but on workdays I craze a meal that’s satisfying and fuels me for my busy day.  Lately, overnight oats have been on rotation but I discovered this recipe for healthy morning glory muffins that immediately got my attention!

I loved that there was so much substance in these muffins between the carrot, apple, walnut, and coconut. There’s also no refined sugar and all the sweetness comes from the honey and apple.

I continue to make these muffins regularly and tweak the recipe slightly each time, but I think I’ve found what really hits the spot for me! Easily make them with white flour or gluten

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How to: Make Gluten-Free Morning Glory Muffins

Preheat the oven to 375˚F. Line a 12-count muffin pan with paper liners or heavily spray with cooking spray.

Start by shredding the apple and carrot using a grater. Set aside.

In a small bowl, mix the dry ingredients: gluten free flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt 

In a large bowl, mix the wet ingredients: whisk eggs, honey, melted coconut oil, and vanilla extract until smooth. 

Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir until well incorporated

Add in the shredded apple, carrot, coconut, and walnuts and combine.

Pour the batter into the muffin tray. Any excess batter can be placed in a small oven-safe container and baked alongside it.

Bake for 16-18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean!

gluten free morning glory muffins

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gluten free morning glory muffins

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gluten free morning glory muffins

Gluten Free Morning Glory Muffins

Gluten-Free Morning Glory Muffins are incredibly moist and packed with loads of flavor and an assortment of carrots, nuts, apples, and more!
5 from 19 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baking, breakfast, muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ heaping cup gluten free flour (sub whole wheat flour or all-purpose flour)
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 dash of salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil melted
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 apple grated
  • 1 large carrot peeled and grated
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup walnuts roughly chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375˚F. Line a 12-count muffin pan with paper liners or heavily spray with cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl, mix the dry ingredients: gluten free flour, cinnamon,baking soda, and salt.
  • In a large bowl, mix the wet ingredients: whisk eggs, honey, melted coconut oil, and vanilla extract until smooth. 
  • Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir until well incorporated
  • Add in the shredded apple, carrot, coconut, and walnuts and combine.
  • Pour into the muffin tray. Bake until a toothpick comes out clean, about 16-18 minutes
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62 thoughts on “Gluten-Free Morning Glory Muffins”

  1. I had my fair share of issues of finding gluten-free muffins that tasted great and I love the idea of adding veggies and nuts to it! A must-try for sure, thanks for sharing x

  2. I love making muffins. Always make a batch and then freeze them so I can have anytime. They look so good so I’ll be making these in the weekend. Looking forward to trying!

  3. 5 stars
    I have been having issues with gluten recently but issue with the fact that I can’t have the desserts that I love lol! This is perfect! I can still make some tasty muffins and they are gluten-free. Thanks for sharing!

  4. As soon as I saw the title of this post I got so excited, I love Morning Glory Muffins and always try to switch to gluten free ingredients when I can – so this was the perfect match! I’ve pinned the recipe to try an upcoming weekend – they sound delicious! Thanks for sharing.

  5. 5 stars
    I’m always looking for gluten-free recipes! Thank you so much for this one! Have to try it out soon!

  6. Cooking with Carbs

    5 stars
    Carrots and apples in one muffin? Sounds great to me! My kids will love these, will make them this week!

  7. 5 stars
    I love that I can add fruits or veggies that I like and still enjoy it. Also I can def. pack some to bring and eat at work 🙂

  8. I haven’t even heard of these muffins before but now I need to make them! These sound delicious and I love that they are refined sugar free and full of substance.

  9. Oh, wow! What a nostalgic recipe! My mom used to make morning glory muffins all the time when I was growing up and I loved them. Since finding out about my allergy to apples, I haven’t had these – but I’m thinking that if I made them for myself, I could swap apples for pears and get a similar treat. Thank you for reminding me about this yummy baked good!

  10. These sound so good! My sister is gluten free so I will have to make some for her as she can’t eat most of my recipes. Thank you for sharing! 🙂

  11. I can’t admit enough that it’s such a wonderful recipe. Great ingredient combination although I’ll never add zucchini for dessert. Liked the cinnamon addition with apple. Nuts coconut also among my fav flavours. Dont doubt the texture and the end taste. Will try this. Xx
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  12. I can’t admit enough that it’s such a wonderful recipe. Great ingredient combination although I’ll never add zucchini for dessert. Liked the cinnamon addition with apple. Nuts coconut also among my fav flavours. Dont doubt the texture and the end taste. Will try this. Xx
    Isa A . Blogger

  13. I love morning glory muffins! These sound so good! I usually use 1/4 cup of applesauce in place of an egg in my baking, but have never tried it with gluten free flour. Do you think it would work out as well as regular flour?

  14. 5 stars
    These sound amazing and look so light too. I love the idea of muffins for breakfast… anytime really. I’m going to make some this afternoon.

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