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Morning Glory Muffins Recipe

Morning Glory Muffins Recipe

These are the best muffins I've ever eaten! Once I took them to a brunch. Three other women had brought muffins, too, but mine disappeared first, and everyone wanted the recipe! Even my husband, who doesn't normally like muffins, just can't seem to get enough of these!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:18 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 medium apple, shredded
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups grated carrot
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  • 1. In large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. In another bowl, combine the eggs, oil, apple and vanilla. Stir into the dry ingredients just until combined. Fold in the carrot, raisins, coconut and pecans.
  • 2. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Serve warm. Yield: about 1-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 283 calories, 16g fat (3g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 228mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.

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DeliciouslyResourceful_Gina User ID: 4938423 246501
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2016

"Very good! I'm giving it 4 stars based on original recipe. I made a few changes based on previous reviews and my family's tastes. The muffins were perfectly moist with 3/4 cup oil (I used a half cup of oil and 1/4 cup applesauce). I am glad I listened to the other reviewers as I am sure one cup oil would have made the muffins too oily. I also reduced sugar to one cup because i added applesauce and didn't want them to be too sweet. I also used Craisins instead of raisins, and omitted the nuts. My husband doesn't prefer nuts but they would have been fabulous with them in my opinion. I will make this recipe again with these revisions"

covPrincess User ID: 8564957 236146
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2015

"Very flavorful and moist. I made them into mini loaves to give as gifts, I will use this recipe again."

[email protected] User ID: 1360041 223362
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2015

"I baked these adding about 1/2 tsp more cinnamon, increased chopped pecans to 3/4 cup, otherwise using the recipe as is....They are DELICIOUS. My husband and I LOVE them. I put 1 dozen in the freezer for later. Great fast breakfast muffins."

LitchfieldJennine User ID: 7792427 69834
Reviewed May. 6, 2014

"I used shredded zuchini instead of apple, sour cream instead of oil and added chocolate chips - very good. Hope the kids like them when they get home :)"

germanycook User ID: 6411056 9926
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2013

"I agree with the recipe submitter - these are almost the best muffins I have ever eaten! All the different flavours of apple/carrot/pecan/coconut together are incredible. I did, like other reviewers, find them slightly oily so next time I will add less oil."

cookinfanatic25 User ID: 6098804 40694
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2012

"Try cutting down the oil to 1/2 cup instead of 1/4 cup."

cookinfanatic25 User ID: 6098804 37185
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2012

"I checked out other recipes that are similar to this and most others just use 1 egg and 1/4 cup oil. I'm gonna try that which should lead to much less fat (more diet friendly) and a lighter muffin."

cookinfanatic25 User ID: 6098804 40364
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2012

"I'm gonna try adding oats to it next time. It has a lot of oil and eggs so I'm also gonna replace some of the oil with applesauce I think."

mjkrein User ID: 5768086 69833
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2012

"I love Morning Glory muffins- and these are excellent. I used coconut oil and light brown sugar... moist and delicious. I almost never bake- but I'll be making these once a week!"

ROSEOFGA User ID: 6361415 16572
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2012

"This is a very hearty, filling muffin. Instead of just the all purpose flour, I used a four blend of all purpose, whole wheat and flax. Everything else was the same. These would make a great breakfast treat, as the name suggests. I will make these again."

D0n User ID: 6217296 42281
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2011

"This muffin recipe is fantastic. Even the day old ones are great. But next time I make it I think I might try using brown sugar to give it a richer flavor."

bingoqueen63 User ID: 750220 16111
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2011

"Yes, I would, with a few tweaks"

LeonaMyer User ID: 1470352 201708
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2010

"These muffins lived up to their recommendation. My 7 year old grandson loved them and did his Nana!"

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