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Morning Glory Muffins

These Nutritious and Delicious Muffins are one of my daughters favorites. So when it came to planning her wedding day brunch, I knew that these had to be on the menu.
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 cup of whole wheat
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 cups finely grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cups of dates or raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 apple, peeled and grated
  • 1/2 cup of oil
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  1. Mix all the dry ingredients.
  2. Stir in the carrots, raisins, apple, nuts, coconut.
  3. Add the oil, eggs and vanilla.
  4. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.
  5. Makes 12 very large muffins lined in paper cups or greased.
I wish you could scratch and sniff the screen while they are still warm.
Chocked-full of wholesome goodness.


  1. These are my absolute favourite muffin and always go over well for meetings, etc. I've never tried them with ww flour though and will definitely give that a go.

  2. Those look so good. i would love one this morning to go with coffee. It will be toast..unless you dropped one off on my porch...I'll go look. :) Kathy

  3. made often at our house..I never made them with whole wheat flour but will give it try. They taste even better the next day when the flavours have had time to mingle. A def. fav at our house!!

  4. What kind of muffin tins or pans do you use? I noticed there is no paper cup or muffin liner. Can't wait to try these little gems.

  5. Well, I am still on the road as we head toward Maine and I can assure you that the Hampton Inn did NOT have anything that looked as good as those morning glory muffins. Even if I didn't like muffins I would love these just for the name.

    Keep on cookin' and writing,

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

  6. What do y'all think of reducing the sugar to 1/2 cup? Would that work? Should I replace it with something else?

  7. Perhaps my favorite muffin of all time. One of my dear friends calls this "Glorious Morning" muffins, an appropriate name considering how this could turn even the dreariest morning into a glorious one, smiles.

  8. Good looking recipe. Do you use sweetened or unsweetened coconut?

  9. These look so good - company is coming this weekend - guess what they are getting for breakfast.

  10. unsweetened coconut heidi......i will amend that in the recipe tomorrow.

  11. These muffins are a favorite here too. I love that they are 'chock full' of goodness:)

  12. WoW, these are Amazing! Thanks for the recipe!


  13. Hi Mennonite girls! My mother just ended up in the ICU and I was using my smart phone to search for cooking websites because I love to cook and I needed to distract myself from worrying while I waited for her surgery to be over. I found your website and I LOVE it. Thank you for posting all your great recipes. I can't wait to make the muffin recipes! God bless you all for sharing them. Jackie

  14. Hello Mennonite Girls
    If your morning glory muffins are as good as every other recipe I have tried then they must be the best!
    Do you have a recipe for a morning glory loaf?

    1. This recipe is interchangeable and can go in a loaf pan as well. The baking time would depend on how big the loaf pan was. Check other loaf recipes and bake it according to that time perhaps and check with a toothpick inserted and pulled out if it comes our is done.

    2. Hi Charlotte,

      I am going to try this as a loaf, can you tell me when you add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and fruit do you just stir them until they are combined? Can you over mix the ingredients?

    3. Hi Diane,I think any quick bread can be over mixed whether it is a muffin or a loaf. Just stir it until all the dry ingredients are incorporated into the wet ingredients. It should still look lumpy. Hope you enjoy the recipe. Our family does ;)

    4. Thank you Charlotte, I had one more question should the loaf pan or muffun tins be greased or ungreased?

    5. Diane, I should have clarified that in the recipe, sorry about that omission I corrected it. The muffin tins should always be greased for easy removal of the muffin. Or use paper or parchment muffin liners. That works well too.I

  15. I just made these for the first time, and WOW! My youngest son doesn't drink milk, so breakfast is a problem. He loved these, and they're made with good stuff, so problem solved.

  16. Just made these with Aguave syrup, coconut oil and all whole wheat! What a treat!! Thank You!

  17. Hello ladies! I can't stop making these muffins as they are DELICIOUS!

    To Dianne - When you switched in Aguave syrup and coconut oil, did you use the same measurements? I too would like to cut down on the sugar and make these an even healthier treat. Can you please let me know what you did?


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