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.

17 Reviews for Coconut-Carrot Morning Glory Muffins

A good way to add coconut oil to your diet

Not a bad recipe. Moist , but a bit dense. I am used to using white flour and know using all whole wheat will do this. I can really taste the coconut oil, and I have to say it takes some getting used to. For a "healthy" muffin, I would say, give it a try.


I followed the recipe exactly and found them too moist. Next time I will use 1/2 cup applesauce instead of a whole cup. Otherwise, thought they were very good.

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.

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Anonymous wrote 21 weeks 1 day ago

This really puzzles me. Why

This really puzzles me. Why would you rate a recipe when you didn't have two of the most important ingredients. It's like making garlic shrimp, but you omitted the garlic and you post "This really lacked in flavor.".

Anonymous wrote 26 weeks 8 hours ago

Is this a practical joke???

Is this a practical joke??? if you miss out 2 ingredients that have strong flavours what else would you expect!!!

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Anonymous wrote 42 weeks 12 hours ago

I find it funny that someone

I find it funny that someone who doesn't follow the recipe as written finds it unflavorful.....LOL

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