Morning Glory Muffins (aka My Fav Nutritious Muffins)

Mar 26, 2021 by

These are hands-down my favourite healthier muffins. While they are delicious, I’m the first to admit that they might not be the most enticing looking?! If I saw these on a blog, I’d probably scroll right past them. But I’ve been making them on and off for 15 years and can attest they are a winner. Even though they are loaded full of grated carrot, they are a delicious sweet muffin, especially with a little dairy-free butter on top. Looking at the recipe, you, too, might be skeptical about the amount of carrot, but somehow it works! If you’re feeding picky kids, you could try the recipe with less carrot. If you use a nutritious flour like spelt, whole wheat or oat, these muffins are even more nutrient dense. Hope you enjoy!


  • 2 tbsp ground flax
  • 5 tbsp water
  • 1 c apple sauce
  • 1 1/2 tbsp vanilla
  • 5 medium carrots (grated)
  • 1 apple (grated)
  • 1/2 c raisins
  • 1/2 c unsweetened coconut
  • 2 c flour of choice (I usually use spelt)
  • 1/3 – 1/2 c coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp fresh-grated nutmeg
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda


Rated 4.4 out of 5
4.4 out of 5 stars (based on 25 reviews)

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Rated 4 out of 5
March 31, 2021

These tasted really great but the texture was a bit too wet. My oven temp might be slightly off so I’ll try baking for longer next time. Great nutritious afternoon snack with vegan butter.


Love them

Rated 5 out of 5
March 29, 2021

So tasty. Made a batch but will be making more to freeze. Having a baby in the next couple weeks and these are the perfect snack to keep on hand for myself!


Ingredient question

Rated 5 out of 5
March 29, 2021

What type of coconut?


Nutritious AND delicious!

Rated 5 out of 5
March 27, 2021

Just made these and love them! I also didn’t have any applesauce on hand so used 1.5 bananas I had in the freezer. These muffins are jam packed full of fruits and veggies and therefore a win in my book! I am going to freeze them and save them for a quick breakfast before work.

Kristen June

Mary’s review

Rated 5 out of 5
March 26, 2021

I made these this morning. I didn’t have applesauce so I used 2 bananas instead. Muffins were delicious! I also used a nutrition app to figure out the calories per muffins and it was 171 using the applesauce and 183 using the bananas. So good!!!!

Mary Winstanley