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Super Healthy Morning Glory Muffins | carrots, apple, nuts, no refined sugar, gluten free and dairy free. Deliciously moist and a perfect grab and go breakfast.
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5 from 6 votes

Healthy Morning Glory Muffins

Gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free. Full of healthy ingredients.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Servings: 20 muffins
Calories: 160kcal


  • 1 1/2 C carrots about 4 medium carrots
  • 1 apple peeled and chopped fine
  • 1/3 C almonds or any nut - chopped fine
  • 1/2 C dried cranberries or raisins
  • 2 1/4 C whole wheat flour or GF flour blend
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 t ginger
  • 1/2 - 1 C coconut sugar or maple syrup* or granulated white sugar
  • 1 C apple sauce
  • 1 C almond milk any milk will work
  • 1/2 C oil
  • 2 eggs room temperature


  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Grease muffin tin and set aside.
  • In a large bowl combine flour, sugar (if using granulated) baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and ginger.
  • Using a food processor finely chop nuts, apple, and carrots. They can all go in together for a quick chop.
  • Mix chopped carrots mixture and cranberries with flour mixture.
  • Make a well in the mix and add sugar, apple sauce, milk, oil, and eggs (and maple syrup if using).
  • Gently combine making sure not to over mix.
  • Using a large cookie scoop, scoop into muffin tin and fill just below the rim.
  • Bake 5 minutes at 425°F. Reduce temp to 350°F and bake for another 12-15 minutes until tops bounce back when lightly touched.
  • Muffins are best right out of the oven (with butter mmm), but will keep 2 days at room temp or up to one week in the refrigerator.


*1/2 C sugar made these just a touch sweet (my husband and I prefer them that way) however if you prefer them sweeter then use 1 C sugar.


Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 256mg | Potassium: 121mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1636IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg