Carrot Morning Glory Muffins (Gluten Free Optional)


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

12 muffins


  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup rolled oats (not instant or quick oats)

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

  • ½ cup packed light or dark brown sugar

  • 1 cup Mott's® Cinnamon Applesauce

  • 2 large eggs

  • 2 cups finely shredded carrots

  • ½ cup coarsely chopped walnuts

  • ¼ cup shredded sweetened coconut


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

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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

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

  7. 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.


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 (per serving)

215 Calories
9g Fat
31g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 215
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 211mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 76mg 6%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 141mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.