Morning Glory Muffins

Good morning, all! If you’ve tried my Cinnamon Bun Banana Muffins or my Paleo Peach Cobbler Muffins, you know I am a big fan of a light breakfast muffin that won’t ruin my day. Describing these muffins is simple: They are light, moist, flavorful, and filled with a variety of good-for-you ingredients! They make for the perfect start to your day.

Gluten-Free Morning Glory MuffinsThe perfect on-the-go weekday snack or weekend brunch muffin!Gluten-Free Morning Glory Muffins

Morning Glory Muffins

Serves 10     adjust servings



  • 1. Preheat oven to 350
  • 2. In a mixing bowl combine first five ingredients
  • 3. In a separate bowl whisk coconut oil, eggs, vanilla, raw honey, and unsweetened apple sauce
  • 4. Combine wet and dry ingredients
  • 5. Mix in raisins, coconut, apple, carrots, and walnuts (and optional chocolate chips if adding)
  • 6. Pour into muffin tins or muffin liners
  • 7. Bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
  • 8. Let cool on cooling rack and serve!
  • 9. Store in tupperware for best results, keep in the refrigerator
  • Recipe Notes

  • I drizzled maple syrup on ours… de-lish!
  • Gluten-Free Morning Glory Muffins

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    20 comments on “Morning Glory Muffins

    • These look like a great morning breakfast to go. I love that there is just a touch of honey in them to sweeten but not too much. And then, of course you drenched them in maple syrup like I totally would have done too haha!

    • Rebecca Ward says:

      Made these this morning as I have just started a paleo and gluten free lifestyle and was wanting something a little different for breakfast than eggs…these were wonderful! I didn’t have all ingredients so i subbed slivered almonds for the walnuts, I didn’t have apple sauce which I think would have made a big difference in the flavor..but I used pureed pumpkin. Even with those adjustments it turned out lovely! Thank you for the great treat as these used to be my favorite ‘gluten’ muffins! 🙂

    • These are my new go-to muffin. You can really just sub in whatever you want (fruit, nuts, veggies). I made a batch and they were perfect for a little dessert, or to grab and eat in the car before my 5:30am WOD. Thank, Lexi!

    • These were perfect to make with my leftover carrots. Loved how it was packed with carrots, apples, raisins, and walnuts (I forgot the coconut). I think mine needed to cook a little longer but I let them sit and then stored them in the fridge. When I wanted a snack I would heat it up in the microwave. Delicious, I didn’t think it even needed maple syrup. I need to invest in some of those silicone muffin things. The paper muffin holder I used stuck so I was literally licking it to get all of the muffin off, yes it was that good, don’t judge.

    • Just made these to eat on the go throughout the week, they’re delicious! I added 1/2 tsp of ginger powder, as I love a hint of ginger in baked goods, and it works really well 🙂 I’m sure my toddler too will devour these…
      Thanks for another great recipe Lexi!

    • just made these – WONDERFUL – everything you look for in a muffin, moist, not too sweet, lots of flavor. thank you so much! (just that is is gluten and dairy free makes it a slam dunk!)

    • i am new to your site…found some great looking recipes from you on Pinterest. I have a hubby who has been eating clean and losing weight (60 lbs so far!!) and I’m looking for some new recipes to keep him as well as 2 teenage girls and myself on track. Do you have any nutritional breakdown for calories, protein, etc? I’d love to try some of these out but I know he won’t eat them if he doesn’t know the nutritional facts. What are your best ones to start with for lunchbox items?

    • Just made a batch! Omg delish!!!!!!! I have made a version of these before with zucchini, carrot and pear. I have to go eat a second muffin now.

    • Do these freeze/thaw well? Thinking about making a double batch and freezing some as a quick go-to for days I am not prepared.

    • Bridgette Wash-Quarles says:

      These look AMAZING! What is an alternative for almond flour, I am allergic to almonds so I will need to use another gf option? Thanks, B

    • These look incredible, stoked to try! I struggle with Paleo dessert recipes as most call for almond flour or meal, as this one does, and I have a serious almond allergy! Should I substitute with tapioca flour or arrowroot flour/meal? I could always add more coconut flour but then I run the high risk of drying them out, a disaster, ha!


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