Healthy Morning Glory Muffins

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If you have been following the blog for some time, you might know how much I hate to wake up early in the morning. I am sure many of my friends would relate to it. Good news for all the night owls, and anyone who doesn’t bounce out of bed when the sun comes up, you now have a reason to love the mornings. Start your day with a fancy, delicious muffin that won't derail your diet.

Morning Glory Muffins-these taste just as sweet and sunny as the name implies. They are full of everything you would expect in the bakery favorite. Brimming with whole wheat flour, carrots, apples, walnuts, and raisins-they are divine! You will love all the flavors paired together in every bite, each one complementing the other. They are moist and fluffy even with no refined flour and sugar!

Whether you grab one for breakfast or snack, they’re the perfect treat to satisfy a sweet tooth.

Compared to many other muffins, these are a lot healthier as they are made with whole wheat flour, naturally sweetened with honey, and loaded with fresh fruits and veggies you need to start the day!

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Though the list of ingredients in the recipe below looks overwhelming, don't worry. Most of them are basic pantry staples you probably have on hand, and the others can be easily substituted. Here’s a list of ways you can change the recipe based on your tastebuds.

  • Walnuts: You could also use chopped pecans, pistachios, or almonds. If you are allergic to nuts, you can use pumpkin or sunflower seeds for a bit of crunch.
  • Orange Juice: If you don't have it, you can use pineapple juice.
  • Raisins: Leave them out or replace them with dried cranberries or other chopped dried fruits.
  • Honey: You can use maple syrup, brown sugar, or coconut sugar.

  • You can store them in an air-tight container for up to a week and pop them in the microwave for few seconds when you want to have them.

    If you make this recipe, I would love to know how it turned out! Please let me know by leaving a comment below.

    • 2 cups whole wheat flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
    • 2/3 cup honey
    • 3 large eggs
    • Orange zest, from 1 orange
    • 1/4 cup orange juice
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 2 cups carrots, grated (about 2 carrots)
    • 1 cup green apple, grated (about 1 apple)
    • 2/3 cup walnuts, chopped
    • 2/3 cup raisins

    1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spray 12 cup muffin tins with nonstick cooking spray or grease them with some oil.
    2. In a medium size mixing bowl, whisk together 2 cups whole wheat flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, and 1/4 tsp salt, and set aside.
    3. In another mixing bowl, add wet ingredients: 1/2 cup vegetable oil, 2/3 cup honey, 3 eggs, orange zest, 1/4 cup orange juice, and 1 tsp vanilla extract. Whisk until well combined.
    4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, and using a spatula, fold it in. Try not to over mix the batter.
    5. Add 2 cups grated carrots, 1 cup grated apple, 2/3 cup raisins, and 2/3 cup chopped walnuts. Fold everything in. Again, try not to over mix.
    6. Divide batter evenly into the prepared muffin tin, adding equal amounts to the 12 cavities, the cavities should be about 3/4 filled.
    7. Bake at 375°F for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
    8. Enjoy.


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