Coconut-Carrot Morning Glory Muffins

January/February 2013

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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.

18 Reviews for Coconut-Carrot Morning Glory Muffins


turned out perfect. not much to say but yum!

Moist, Healthy and Good

My entire family loved these from 5 year old twins that never agree on anything to picky teenager, to us parents with different eating habits. The muffins came out moist (I used brand new baking powder) and just sweet enough. Since we love Craisins we used Cherry ones instead of raisins which may be what sold the kids. Now I am not sure if I should keep the kids away from these or allow them a few more.


After a rave review from a friend, I made this recipe last week only to end up with a small, overly dense and bland muffin. I appreciate the healthy substitutions (applesauce, honey) but would actually prefer to make these muffins sweeter and lighter. I haven't given up completely yet and will make them again, only this time I will reduce the grated carrots to 1 1/4C and will add pineapple to sweeten it up a little (I can't stand raisins in baked goods!)

healthy, filling
Dense muffin without a lot of flavor

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.

healthy, sugar-free
Too sweet and like the worst from a health-food store

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.


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