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Easy Morning Glory Muffins Recipe

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If there ever was a healthy yet great-tasting muffin recipe, this is it!
Easy Morning Glory Muffins Recipe

If there ever was a healthy yet great-tasting muffin recipe, this is it. Among its ingredients, you’ll find fruit, veggies, nuts, raisins, whole wheat flour, and eggs. It’s almost a hand-held, complete meal. If you want to make this Easy Morning Glory Muffins recipe even healthier, you can control the amount or type of sugar used.

Easy Morning Glory Muffins Recipe

What’s In A Healthy Morning Glory Muffin?

To make these easy and healthy muffins, you will need:

  • Raisins
  • Whole wheat flour
  • Light or dark brown sugar
  • Baking soda
  • Cinnamon
  • Ginger
  • Salt
  • Carrots
  • Apples
  • Shredded coconut
  • Walnuts
  • Sunflower seeds or wheat germ
  • Eggs
  • Vegetable oil (or avocado oil for a healthier option)
  • Vanilla extract
  • Orange juice

Easy Morning Glory Muffins Recipe

How Can I Make A Healthy Breakfast Muffin?

It is very easy to make healthy Morning Glory Muffins. Follow these simple instructions:

  1. Coat the inside of a 12-muffin tin with cooking spray. Place cupcake liners in each cup and spray the liners with cooking spray as well. Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  2. Rehydrate the raisins by placing them in a small bowl and covering them with hot water. Set them aside while you start the batter.
  3. Place the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, and salt) in a large bowl and mix them together using a whisk.
  4. Using a spatula, stir in the carrots, apple, coconut, walnuts, and sunflower seeds.
  5. Whisk together the eggs, vanilla extract, oil, and orange juice in a separate bowl and then stir this wet mixture into the flour mixture just until combined. Do not overmix.
  6. Drain the raisins, mix them into the batter, and divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups. They should be almost full.
  7. Bake them for 25-28 mins or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let them cool down for 5 minutes before taking them out of the tin and letting them cool completely on a rack.

When To Use Baking Soda Instead Of Baking Powder?

As a rule of thumb, if you are cooking with acidic ingredients such as brown sugar, apples and raisins, you have to use baking soda. Baking soda reacts with them to produce bubbles, which in turn make the baked goods rise. Baking powder is better suited for non-acidic batters.

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Easy Morning Glory Muffins Recipe

Easy Morning Glory Muffins Recipe

Easy Morning Glory Muffins Recipe

If there ever was a healthy yet great-tasting muffin recipe, this is it!
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Calories: 346kcal

Ingredients

  • ½ cup raisins
  • 2 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1 cup packed light or dark brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 cups carrots, peeled and shredded
  • 1 large apple, peeled, cored, and shredded
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • ½ cup walnuts, chopped
  • cup sunflower seeds or ⅓ cup wheat germ, optional
  • 3 large eggs
  • cup vegetable oil, or avocado oil, or applesauce
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup orange juice, pulp-free

Instructions

  • Coat the inside of a 12-muffin tin with cooking spray. Place cupcake liners in each cup and spray the liners with cooking spray as well. Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  • Rehydrate the raisins by placing them in a small bowl and covering them with hot water. Set them aside while you start the batter.
  • Place the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, and salt) in a large bowl and mix them together using a whisk.
  • Using a spatula, stir in the carrots, apple, coconut, walnuts, and sunflower seeds.
  • Whisk together the eggs, vanilla extract, oil, and orange juice in a separate bowl and then stir this wet mixture into the flour mixture just until combined. Do not overmix.
  • Drain the raisins, mix them into the batter, and divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups. They should be almost full.
  • Bake them for 25-28 mins or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let them cool down for 5 minutes before taking them out of the tin and letting them cool completely on a rack.

Notes

  1. Do not overmix the batter or the muffins will turn out dense and not light and airy.
  2. Use an ice cream scoop to transfer the batter from the bowl to the muffin cups. It makes portioning easier.
  3. If you want to make your muffins even healthier, substitute the oil for applesauce 1;1 and use Monk Fruit sweetener instead of sugar.
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Nutrition

Calories: 346kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 18g

Easy Morning Glory Muffins Recipe

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