Healthy Morning Glory Muffins

Even Ken thinks that they are tasty (hard critic!).

 

Every time I am at Whole Foods, I end up picking up a “Morning Glory” Muffin to snack on. Both my daughter and I love them:  sweet, moist, and healthy.  So I decided to bake a batch of them myself! After scouring the internet to find the recipe that suited my taste, here is the one I found on eatingwell.com. I modified them slightly and love the result! They are refined-sugar free, gluten-free (because I used gluten-free flour), and nutrient packed!

Ingredients:

 

Ingredients

 

 

* 1 cup whole-wheat flour

* 1/2 cup oatmeal (old fashioned, not steel cut)

* 2 teaspoons baking powder

* 2 teaspoon cinnamon

* 1/2 teaspoon salt

* a splash of nutmeg

* a splash of clove

* 2 eggs

* 1/3 cup of honey

* 2 teaspoons vanilla

* 1 cup applesauce

* 1/4 cup of melted coconut oil

* 2 cups of shredded carrots

* 1/2 cup of shredded coconut

* 1/2 cup of raisins

 

 

Directions:

 

* Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray the muffin tin with cooking spray

 

* Mix together the flour, oatmeal, baking powder, and spices in a bowl..

 

Dry ingredients. The little specks of dirt are actually flax seeds that were in my oatmeal.

Dry ingredients. The little specks of dirt are actually flax seeds that were in my oatmeal.

 

* In a separate bowl, mix together the eggs, applesauce, honey and vanilla.

 

Wet

Wet

 

* Slowly whisk in the coconut oil. Then add the flour mixture.

 

Mixed all together

Mixed all together

 

* Fold in the coconut, carrots and raisins.

 

Orange!

Orange!

Coconut!

Coconut!

Raisins!

Raisins!

 

* Place the dough in the tins, and sprinkle the muffins with shredded coconut atop.

 

In tins.

In tins.

Healthy sprinkles.

Healthy sprinkles.

 

* Bake for 20 minutes or until a fork / toothpick comes out clear.

 

Done! They don't look that different from the muffins unbaked.

Done! They don’t look that different from the muffins unbaked.

Even Ken thinks that they are tasty (hard critic!).

Even Ken thinks that they are tasty (hard critic!).

 

Sorry for posting so many recipes recently, but I can’t help myself! Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend — go Seahawks (Pacific Northwest Pride!)

Anika Yael Natori, aka, The Josie Girl

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3 Comments

  1. omg you are a mindreader. i have been looking up healthy recipes for P bc she has turned into a giant SWEET TOOTH (like someone else i know :))

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