Pineapple Morning Glory Muffins

These a.m. favorites are gloriously fruit-packed. Grating some of the pineapple incorporates it into the batter, helping to sweeten these muffins with less than half the sugar of similar recipes.

Pineapple Morning Glory Muffins
Photo: The Voorhes
Active Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hr


  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ¼ cups whole-wheat pastry flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • ¾ teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda

  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 3 large eggs

  • ½ cup packed dark brown sugar

  • ½ cup canola oil

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 8 ounces peeled cored fresh pineapple

  • 1 cup shredded apple

  • 1 cup shredded carrot

  • ¾ cup unsweetened shredded coconut, divided

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts, toasted

  • ½ cup raisins


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray.

  2. Whisk all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, cinnamon, ginger, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Whisk eggs, brown sugar, oil and vanilla in a large bowl.

  3. Dice 1/2 cup pineapple. Shred the remaining pineapple with the large holes of a box grater. Add all the pineapple (along with any juices), apple and carrot to the egg mixture. Mix in the dry ingredients until almost combined. Fold in 1/2 cup coconut, walnuts and raisins. Divide the batter among the prepared muffin cups. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup coconut.

  4. Bake the muffins until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 18 to 20 minutes. Let cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes before serving.

To make ahead

Store at room temperature for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 1 month.


Muffin tin with 12 (1/2-cup) cups

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

361 Calories
17g Fat
48g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Serving Size 1 muffin
Calories 361
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 6g 12%
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Vitamin A 1622IU 32%
Sodium 266mg 12%
Potassium 283mg 6%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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