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Better Morning Glory Muffins Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Better Morning Glory Muffins

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"Traditional morning glory muffin recipe tweaked to make it heartier and tastier. Half the fat, less sugar, whole wheat flour, and ground flax seed improve the muffin without anyone in my family knowing the difference. Oh, and dried cranberries instead of raisins. Even the kids love these!"

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Original recipe makes 1 dozen muffins Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    55 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 12 large muffin cups.
  2. Mix brown sugar, all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, cranberries, coconut, flax seed, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl. Add grated apple and carrots; stir to combine. Add pineapple, vegetable oil, applesauce, pecans, eggs, and vanilla extract; stir until just combined. Pour batter into prepared muffin cups.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean, about 35 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 08, 2013

This is a great muffin for breakfast, filled with lots of fruit and fiber. I followed the recipe exactly, and for me, 3/4 pound of shredded carrots yielded 2 1/2 cups. I loved the tangy brightness of the dried cranberries. There are lots of variations of this recipe, so it's easy to use what you have!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 11, 2015

No flavor and not sweet enough

Feb 20, 2013

I only made one small change--I cut the amount of brown sugar in half. I also used homemade spiced applesauce in this recipe. I got 12 really big muffins out of one recipe. Baked at 350*, these were done at 22 minutes. They not only smelled amazing while baking, they tasted incredible. One of the best muffins this family has had in a long time. DELICIOUS!

Sep 05, 2012

We really enjoyed these muffins, I did substitute the veg oil with coconut oil and did not use pecans due to allergies, I made a double batch and ended up with 36 muffins (we are happy about that) we also used unsweetened coconut and you couldn't even tell! These muffins did take 30 minutes to bake and they were a bit heavy when they were finished but we love them..... These are going to be a good quick breakfast for the kids in the morning and healthier than a bowl of cereal!

May 24, 2014

I was bothered by the amount of calories in each muffin. So this is what I did. I took out the oil and put in Greek yogurt 5 oz. I also used egg substitute for the eggs, and only used half of the brown sugar. I did not drain my pineapple. They turned out fantastic.You can cut the calories in half.. My husband said yummy!!!!

Jan 14, 2013

So GOOD!! I made these muffins 2 days in a row, a little different each time. Used 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour and no white flour. only one carrot, that's all we had. and only 1 teaspoon of cinnamon so it wasn't too much spice for anyone. but even with different variations, these turned out amazing both times!! The pineapple is delish. the only thing I'd really change is the time, it only took about 25 mins for ours to finish. My son learned the word "muffin" after asking for these over and over. Thanks for the wonderful recipe!

Mar 07, 2013

Wow, you gotta make these muffins. These are the best muffins I've ever had. Moist and addictive. I made them for my kids and ate almost all of them myself. I added choco. chips, reduced the sugar and oil and the recipe doesn't suffer at all.

Feb 25, 2014

Best muffins I have ever changes to recipe at husband loves them


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  • Calories
  • 359 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 52.2 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 46 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 15.9 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 5 g
  • 20%
  • Protein
  • 5.4 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 360 mg
  • 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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