Healthy Morning Glory Muffins

Spiced morning glory muffins made with oats, almond flour, flax seed, carrots, raisins, apples, coconut and walnuts.


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  • 2 cups quick oats, oat flour or old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup almond meal
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seed
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 3-4 medium carrots, peeled and shredded (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 medium granny smith apple, skin-on, finely shredded or diced (about 1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup shredded or grated unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare 12-cup muffin tin with muffin tin liners coated with cooking spray.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer and using the paddle attachment, combine oats, almond meal, flax seed, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and salt.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, brown sugar, yogurt, vanilla extract and oil. Fold in carrots, apple, raisins and ¼ cup coconut.
  4. Turn the stand mixer on low and slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry. Mix until just combined (do not over mix).
  5. Scoop a heaping ¼ cup of muffin mix into each liner. Top each with remaining coconut and chopped walnuts. Bake for 18-22 minutes, until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow to cool on a wire rack.


Cooking Tip: Let the batter sit 10 minutes before scooping into the muffin tin and baking.