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.

15 Reviews for Coconut-Carrot Morning Glory Muffins

Perfect with a few Substitutions!

I made a few substitutions for a lower cholesterol recipe. Instead of one of the eggs, I used 1 Tb ground flax mixed into 3 Tb water and used 1/4 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt instead of the coconut oil.

I also replaced one cup of carrots with I cup of shredded apple. And lastly, I added one tsp of baking soda because some reviewers thought the muffins didn't rise well.

These turned out great! My 5 year old loved them and even my husband (who likes regular, unadulterated baked goods) loved them! He did say they would be great with a drizzle of cream cheese icing! haha But a little low-fat greek yogurt/cream cheese would be really yummy with it.

I will definitely make these again. Yum!!

Healthy and Delicious (with minor modifications)

We only made two substitutions - instead of honey, I used white sugar and instead of coconut oil, I used pumpkin butter. Now I know my two substitutions made these muffins less healthy, but they are DELICIOUS! My 4-year old, picky-eater daughter, who does not like carrots, raisins and coconut DEVOURED two of these (that's a lot for her). These were a huge hit. Next time we will try with the honey, because the sugar made these a bit too sweet for my taste.

Healthy, Easy, Toddler Friendly Recipe

First of all I lacked two ingredients- the allspice and applesauce, and so I didn't follow the recipe exactly. The version I made came out flavorless. I actually had to throw them out since no one in my family would eat them.


Followed the directions but used sweetened coconut and added 1/2 c ground flaxseed and 1 c chopped walnuts. Super moist and tasty - would definitely make again.

Loved the fact there is no white sugar/flour added.

These are simply amazing ... I love them!

Delicious; Healthy

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