Carrot Zucchini Morning Glory Muffins is a scrumptious muffin recipe loaded full of goodies! From shredded carrot and zucchini, to walnuts and raisins, these muffins are delicious from the inside out. Made with coconut oil and sprinkled with cinnamon to reflect the classic morning glory muffin. Perfect for breakfast or brunch!
What is a Morning Glory Muffin?
Not going to lie, I had to do a little research myself to see what all is in these bad boys! I’ve had them before and knew the flavor profile, but had never ventured out to make them at home. It was time to change that!
A morning glory muffin tends to be a cinnamon-spiced muffin batter folded together with shredded carrot, apple and coconut. Then, studded with walnuts, raisins and golden raisins. They are loaded!
For this recipe, I subbed in zucchini for apple and coconut oil for coconut flakes. I only used regular raisins, but you could certainly use golden raisins as well!
Now, it may seem like these Carrot Zucchini Morning Glory Muffins have a daunting, long ingredient list, but don’t fear! Most of the items you probably already have in your cupboards. Remember, we are making muffins packed full to the rim with goodies, so we’ve got to have things to throw in! Here’s what you’ll need:
- Coconut oil
- Vanilla extract
- Brown sugar
- Baking soda
- Shredded carrot
- Shredded zucchini
- Chopped walnuts
Ways to Make These Muffins Healthier
If you ask me, these are already a pretty darn healthy muffin. I mean, there’s no chocolate in them and veggies instead so….it’s basically a salad haha! Plus, coconut oil is used in place of vegetable oil. That’s a win win for flavor and texture.
But, if you are looking for ways to make these muffins a tad bit more healthy, here’s some ways to do that:
- Whole wheat flour vs. regular flour
- Gluten free flour mix vs. regular flour
- Coconut sugar instead of brown sugar (may result in a more “wet” batter)
- Add in flax seeds
Whether you are baking these muffins up for a weekend brunch or a weekday breakfast on the go, they are bound to be delicious and nutritious! Plus, they keep very well in an air-tight container or bag once they have cooled.
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