Morning Glory Muffins

This recipe for delicious healthy moist carroty muffin or otherwise know as Morning Glory Muffins are a hit.

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Morning Glory Muffins

It’s been a few weeks since I got my copy of King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking book. I’ve whipped up a bunch of the recipes and have been really enjoying learning some new things about baking with whole grains.

I wanted to make something tasty and simple for a friend who just had a new baby and these were perfect. They are a healthy, sweet, no-fuss treat that can be enjoyed anytime (including in the middle of the night when Mom is awake with a new baby!). The fun part is you can add just about anything.

morning glory muffins

I told my kids these were bunny muffins (because of all the carrots) and they thought that was really funny. So whether you are making these for a quick and healthy breakfast on the go, for a great snack, or to celebrate Easter, you can’t go wrong with Morning Glory Muffins.

And don’t forget, you can a win a copy of the cookbook for your very own. The details are at the bottom of the post.

Tips and Tricks for making Morning Glory Muffins:

  • The original recipe had lots of nuts, raisins, wheat germ, apples, and other great things in it. I didn’t have those on hand so I just skipped them.
  • One great thing about this muffin is once you have the base you can swap in and out some of the “extras”.

What to do if muffins are undercooked?

Put them back into the oven for 3-5 minutes. Then insert a toothpick into the center of one muffin. If the toothpick comes out clean, they are done.

How do you keep muffins moist?

In order to keep muffins as moist as possible, I let the muffins cool completely before storing them in an airtight container or Ziploc. This seems to do the trick.

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Morning Glory Muffins

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths-Bless this Mess
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 12 muffins 1x


This recipe for delicious healthy moist carroty muffin (AKA Morning Glory Muffins) was a hit.



  • 2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 8 Tablespoons butter, (one stick) melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 medium carrots, peeled and grated (about 2 cups)
  • 1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple well drained and pressed dry with paper towels
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and grease a 12-cup muffin tin and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl whisk together the flour, soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  3. In a medium bowl whisk together the sugar, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla extract.
  4. Gently fold the wet ingredient into the flour mixture. Add the carrots, pineapple, and coconut and fold together until just combine. Do not over mix.
  5. Add 1/3 cup of the batter to each muffin cup. Bake the muffins until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out with just a few moist crumbs attached, 25 to 30 minutes.
  6. Let the muffins cool in the pan for 5 minutes and then flip them out onto a wire rack and let them cook for at least 10 minutes before serving.

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 281
  • Sugar: 24.8g
  • Sodium: 398.4mg
  • Fat: 10.9g
  • Carbohydrates: 43g
  • Protein: 5.3g
  • Cholesterol: 66.9mg

Keywords: Healthy, Muffins, Meal Prep, Breakfast

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I have a lot going on, and I’d much rather spend my time enjoying my messes than fretting about what I’m going to make for dinner. Over the past few years, I’ve nailed down a few strategies that helped me keep my kitchen running like a well-oiled machine, so I started Bless This Mess to help other mess-loving parents solve the nightly dinner delimma—no stress, no drama, just really great food your whole family will love. Read more...

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does “1/2 butter, melted and cooled” mean 1/2 cup? half stick? Before I start, thought I’d ask!

I’m SO bummed I missed this giveaway! We just got back. I can’t wait to try the pitas! And the muffins, it all looks so good!

Your mg muffins look incredible, Melissa! Wish I had one right now for an afternoon treat! I have this cookbook, and adore it! Love baking with whole wheat flour!

Hi Melissa! Kimberly here from The Daring Gourmet. Just stumbled upon your site – I’m always thrilled to meet fellow LDS food bloggers. Absolutely lovely site you have here!

It’s been so long since I’ve had a muffin, now I’m craving one!
I love morning glory muffins. Something about the carrot and the pineapple is so good.

That looks so yummy 🙂

Love baking and my kiddos love muffins! Can’t wait to try these!

Those look so good!!

I’ve made these before too, totally love them!

Bless This Mess - About Me

I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.