For how many variations there are on the morning glory muffin, I probably will not make this one again. The leavening wasn't quite right as the muffins did not rise and they were very dense and never reached a 'cakey' texture. I appreciate that these do not have any sugar, but I would probably opt to use a different recipe next time I want to make a healthy morning glory muffin.
Coconut-Carrot Morning Glory Muffins
From EatingWell: January/February 2013
These carrot-flecked, whole-grain morning glory muffins can be made ahead for breakfast or a snack so you can hit the ground running on a busy morning. Add a nonfat latte and your day will be off to a healthy start. Or make this coconut-carrot morning glory muffin recipe for a special brunch. Look for coconut oil, in jars or tubs, near other cooking oils in large supermarkets, in the natural-foods section, or in natural-foods stores.
15 Reviews for Coconut-Carrot Morning Glory Muffins
These were complicated to make, and they were way too sweet, but without much flavor. They were heavy. My kids rightly pointed out that these sacrifice way too much in flavor and consistency for health.
Great muffin. Super healthy and you can tell this when you eat it. I prefer healthy food that doesn't seem so healthy sometimes. Tip: Shred carrots yourself. Store bought packaged carrots are too thick for this recipe.
Even with the unsweetened coconut, these were a bit sweet for our taste. Next time will try 1/4 cup of honey. They are really good get-your-morning started muffins. And they're easy to bake.
We needed to make a few substitutions, because we didn't have coconut oil, raisins and honey in the house. We used Greek yogurt in place of the oil, chopped dates instead of the raisins and brown sugar in place of the honey (we only had 1/4 cup of honey left). The muffins came out hearty, chewy, sweet and delicious.
I thought the baking time was a misprint, 30-35 minutes seemed way too long. These are dense muffins and need the extra time in the oven. These do not rise like traditional muffins, they pretty much stayed the same size as the amount of batter that we added to each muffin.