A delicious breakfast treat awaits. This carrot morning glory muffin is a crowd pleaser and you can even make it Gluten Free!

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
12
Yield:
12 muffins
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line a standard 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners.

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  • Whisk the flour(s), oats, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, ginger, and nutmeg together in a medium bowl. Set aside.

  • With a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or an electric hand mixer, beat the butter and sugar together on medium speed for about 3 minutes until a thick paste forms. Scrape the beaters and the bowl.

  • Add the applesauce and eggs and beat on medium-low speed until the sugar paste breaks up and a loose batter forms. Stir in the carrots, walnuts, and coconut.

  • Gently stir in the flour mixture just until it is incorporated--don't over mix. The batter will be very thick.

  • Divide the batter evenly between the 12 muffin cups, mounding it to the brim of each paper liner.

  • Bake for about 25 minutes, until the muffins are browning on top. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Tips

Muffins can be stored for up to 3 days in an airtight container at room temperature.

Gluten-Free version:

Replace the 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour with:

1 1/2 cups 1-to-1 gluten-free baking flour blend or 1 1/2 cups gluten-free multipurpose/all-purpose flour + 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum (check your preferred brand to see if it contains xanthan gum before adding)

and add:

1/4 cup quinoa flour, gluten-free oat flour, or garbanzo bean flour

Nutrition Facts

215 calories; protein 4.1g 8% DV; carbohydrates 31.1g 10% DV; fat 8.7g 13% DV; cholesterol 41.2mg 14% DV; sodium 210.6mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (16)

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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2015
This is a super good recipe! Very tasty muffins!:) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/05/2015
Followed the recipe exactly but they were not good.; too much nutmeg and not sweet enough. Will not make again. Read More
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19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2015
This is a super good recipe! Very tasty muffins!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2015
We are trying to do the gluten-free thing. I made this with Bob's Red Mill gluten-free flour (blue label) 1/4 quinoa flakes plain applesauce and Smart Balance. I left out the coconut (not a fan). Great muffins! I am glad to find a GF muffin recipe that I like Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/04/2015
Followed the recipe exactly but they were not good.; too much nutmeg and not sweet enough. Will not make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2015
I will definitely make these often. My husband loves them. We both appreciate the low sugar and they are more than sweet enough with the applesauce and sweetened coconut. I thought about using unsweetened but am glad I followed the recipe as there is only 1/2 cup brown sugar. I had to cook them 30 mins in my oven...let them cool and they were super delicious..loved the crunchy outside texture and the moist inside...love the oats in this version of morning glory muffins too! Thank you for the posting! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/10/2017
Definitely not a sweet muffin and has a heavy carrot taste. I would add raisins / apple / pineapple - something else sweeter instead of so much carrot. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/05/2016
Very dry and too bland. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2015
I would recommend spraying the muffin papers with cooking spray batter sticks to papers. Very good though and will definitely make again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2016
Love these. I added mini chocolate chips Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2020
Very good. Not too sweet. Didn't add nuts but will at some point. Will make again. Read More