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.
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.
17 Reviews for Coconut-Carrot Morning Glory Muffins
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.
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!!
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.