These healthy morning glory muffins are moist, tender, and loaded with sweet mix-ins like raisins, coconut, pineapple, and carrots!
Healthy Morning Glory Muffins with Raisins, Coconut and Pineapple
These healthy morning glory muffins are moist, tender, and loaded with sweet mix-ins like raisins, coconut, pineapple, and carrots!
Servings: 12 muffins
- 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 3 large eggs
- 1 8-ounce can crushed pineapple (including juices)
- 1½ cups shredded carrots 2-3 medium
- ½ cup raisins
- ½ cup sweetened shredded coconut
- ½ cup walnuts
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 12 cup muffin tin with paper cups.
- In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
- In a separate bowl, beat together oil, eggs, and pineapple (including pineapple can juices). Stir egg mixture into the flour mixture, just until combined.
- Stir in the carrot, raisins, coconut, and walnuts. Scoop batter into prepared muffin cups.
- Bake in preheated oven for about 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.
Calories: 307kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 321mg | Potassium: 213mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 2745IU | Vitamin C: 10.3mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1.7mg
Your pictures are amazing! I’ve browsed your blog over the last several weeks…I LOVE your honesty in all of your posts! Thanks for sharing your journey each day!
I just wrote about a healthier bran muffin! And apparently I’ll be eating muffins for the rest of the month, because these babies are being made TODAY.
Love these photos! There’s nothing like a good muffin, although I think they have to be baked and not bought – ones in teh store always taste too thick and cakey to me.
Yummy! They look marvelous. I have really been enjoying your “Email from a reader” post.
I’m going to thank you in advance from The Mr. These have all of his favorite ingredients! YUM!
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I love this recipe, it looks delicious. Cant wait to try it out, I think my kids will love it!
I love muffins. I’ve been baking with crushed pineapples lately, ever since I made Coconut Pineapple Banana bread, I’ve been wanting to use pineapple when I’m baking.
Can I get the recipe for coconut pineapple banana bread please? Thanks
Coconut Pineapple Banana Bread sounds wonderful. Could you please send me the recipe for that.
I’ve begun a serious relationship with pineapple recently. It’s deep and it’s promising. I think I will be making these very soon. If only they would let me keep an oven at work…
Lu, come over. I have an oven where I work. At home :)
These sound AMAZING…too bad I have to work otherwise I would be at home making these right now, they sounds perfect for this raining day.
I am obsessed with morning glory muffins. They really do brighten up the morning. :D
Oh yum! These look SO good!
These muffins sound delicious! I need to try them…soon!
Do you think I could substitute greek yogurt for the oil without sacrificing too much in the way of texture? I try to make this swap as often as possible in an attempt to stay on my WW Points budget. Thanks!!
I have substitued unsweetended applesauce for oil in recipes before – not sure if it would work in this, but that is my experience!
Hmm…I’ve never substituted greek yogurt for oil/butter in a recipe so I’m not sure. It could work, though, because it adds moisture. I, like Lindsey, have used applesauce and had great results!
Oh, I bet the applesauce would be fantastic here. I use the yogurt in brownies all the time and they turn out wonderful!
I swap out unsweetened applesauce for the oil and it’s great
To be honest what I love here is the photos they are awesome and of course I know that the muffins taste really scrumptious. I almost smell the cinnamon here =)
These look yummy! I’ll try them this week :-) I also do the applesauce for oil. I will likely also sub honey for sugar and whole wheat for AP flour. My husband is a “whole food” junkie ;)
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Hi Ms. O,
Thank you for reminding me how much I, too, love writing in that dreamy delicious way :) Will bring it back full force
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This recipe looks amazing! I wonder if my husband will notice the coconut… he’s not fond of the texture. Question: Is the baking powder absolutely necessary? Or is there a substitution? I don’t have anything against it; it’s just not something I keep on hand.
Hey Amanda! Unfortunately, you’ll need the baking powder. Borrow some from a neighbor? :)
These muffins look heavenly. Pretty sure these will find their way into my belly by Monday.
I’ve always wanted to try the apple sauce substitution, but have always forgotten to. Is it an equal substitution? Since this recipe calls for 1/2 cup of vegetable oil, would I use a 1/2 cup of apple sauce too?
I’ve never commented on a recipe of yours before, but I thought I’d finally take the time to let you know that I really enjoy your blog. Your writing is simply wonderful. You have the ability to make me giggle, smile, and cry all in one post. I also really like your ‘Email from a Reader’ posts.
And to make this comment even longer, I have been craving chicken and dumplings for MONTHS! You are truly an angel for posting that recipe. I’m pretty sure I’ll be making that for dinner tomorrow too.
Thank you for having such a wonderful blog. You are such a lovely lady. And I hope to one day have the same loving, healthy relationship with food that you do.
Thank you so much Kristen! What a wonderful comment to wake up to on Saturday morning :)
Yes, I would sub an equal amount of applesauce for the amount called for in oil- so in this case: 1/2 cup
So great of you to say hello!
I tried these out yesterday and they were a smashing success (with both myself and my fam jam). Subbed in half whole-wheat flour and it worked just fine, they still had such a light crumb. Sweetly delicious and healthy!
Hi from a new(er) reader! These look so delicious. I’m so inspired by you. This morning, I went to the store specifically for ingredients for muffins and instead I bought an instant blueberry muffin kit. They were mediocre, at best. How do you get the inspiration to cook so early in the morning!?
Made these last night – they are scrumptious!! Next time I think I will try with applesauce in place of the oil. And maybe cook them a little less. But oh so good! Thanks for the recipe!! :)
Just found your website through Pinterest and love it. I’ve been trying to find a way to motivate myself into dieting as I have the same amount of weight to lose as you did and I’m so uncomfortable and aware of how much life I’m missing. I don’t know what a “morning glory muffin” is, but these sound great. Is there a reason there isn’t calorie information on this recipe?
How many calories does one muffin have in it? I’m going to make these!
Thanks :) I don’t have the nutrition info, apologies!
Hi! My son is allergic to pineapple…what can I substitute to not sacrifice the importance of what the pineapple provides?
I’d substitute apple sauce. Let me know if this works!
I just found your blog and I am loving it! We are about to move so I was thinking of making a bunch of stuff to put in the freezer so we have some real meals during all the unpacking craziness. I want to give these a try for breakfast, but I don’t like coconut. Can you really taste the coconut in the muffins? Would it change the taste of the muffins too much if I left out the coconut?
No, the coconut flavor isn’t too pronounced. It just adds a nice pop of texture and a bit of moisture. Feel absolutely free to leave it out!
LOVE these muffins! LOVE your site. I think you are great!
As near as I can figure, these have 9 WW+ points for each muffin using oil.
This is a great recipe! I made these last night and substituted apple sauce for the vegetable oil. These will be a regular item in our house. Thank you!
For those opposed to pineapple, maybe they can try using mangos?
I just ate one of these muffins and it was delicious! I did a couple modifications that worked well. I subbed applesauce for 1/2 the oil, subbed whole wheat flour for 1/2 the flour (I will sub both for the whole amount next week!) and used unsweetened organic coconut–only because I had it on had from a previous recipe I never made. Thank you for all of this wonderful information!! I am getting so inspired by your recipes!
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I have an odd question for you- I am lacking a muffin tin. Do you think I could bake this in a cake pan instead? Will it rise enough do you think?
Hi Hawley! Yes, you can absolutely use a cupcake pan. In fact, I think that muffin tins and cupcake tins are the same.
I meant an 8×8 inch cake pan, or a round 9″ cake pan :)
Hahaha! This has to be one of my better reading errors :) I’m sorry. Yes, i think it will work in a cake pan- any sizes that allow the batter to fill it 3/4 of the way full. Bake it for 25 minutes at 350 and then check for doneness using a toothpick. Hope it works!
Thanks! I’ll let you know how it turns out.
these were really great. i changed the white flour to whole wheat flour. next time i’m going to try and substitue the oil for apple sauce and decrease the sugar. i have a huge sweet tooth, but these were a little too sweet.
I just made these muffins today, and they were delicious! I might try to substitute the oil with greek yogurt just to cut down on fat & calories next time. I looked up the nutritional info, and they come out to be about 300 calories with 14.5g fat per muffin as written. Thanks so much for posting!
Just made these. Used whole wheat flour. Came out PERFECT. Not too sweet. Great flavor! I’m glad I came across your blog. Great story and great recipes. Cant wait to try more!
Tout bien vient de Dieu! Which means that all good comes from God! You are a kind, intelligent and sharing spirit. I really appreciate your blog (very creative + fun) and the recipes = delicious! I’m an epicurean mom of 5 and I learned to cook from recipe books but mostly from the Internet but you, You make it more personnel, THANKS from me and family!
I think you have reversed the baking soda and baking powder. Seems like there is usually more powder than soda in muffin recipes.
Hi! I just made these and they’re so delicious! I went ahead and figured out the nutritional facts and thought I’d share:
For 1 regular size muffin:
Total Fat 15.8 g
Saturated Fat 8.9 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.5 g
Cholesterol 53.8 mg
Sodium 504.4 mg
Potassium 127.8 mg
Total Carbohydrate 43.0 g
Dietary Fiber 2.2 g
Sugars 19.6 g
Protein 5.5 g
***This is what came up when I entered it into an online calculator so there is probably some room for error. Hope it helps!***
Tess, thank you!!!
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I just baked these muffins and they are “Fabulous”…the best muffins I have ever baked. They are moist and full of good for you ingredents, lots of fiber too. I added a 1” piece of grated fresh ginger….yum. Thank you for sharing your receipes as I will try more of your creations and will be passing them on to family and friends. Your website is great and I am so glad I found it as a source of healthy recipes.
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Do you have the nutritional valuew so I can figure out the ww points?
Can’t wait to see and try your receipes. I’m trying hard to lose weight and i love to cook Thanks
I can’t eat pineapple. Any suggestions for a substitute?
Many thanks for this great recipe! It’s definitely going on my favorite recipes Pinterest board.
Can’t wait to check out some of your others!
I love muffin! Gonna try to make this one. Hope it won’t be too dry.
Thanks for the recipe.
I absolutely loved your book. There were pages that brought me to tears because I can so easily identify myself within your words. I am currently working on myself. I understand that food is not the problem it is the symptom. Anyway, thank you for your openness and honesty. You are a blessing.
I have one question….is there somewhere on your blog where you list the calories per serving for your recipes.
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Those Mmrning glory muffins sounds delicious!
I heard about your cookbook from another food blogger and I intend to buy a copy.
Could I use a different kind of flour (maybe rice flour?) to make these glutton free. (hubby glutton sensitive)
I intend to look through the recipes on your blog till I can buy your book.
Glad I found you…
Hi Char! Thank you! I don’t know too much about gluten free baking, so I’m really not sure what a good substitute would be! If you try something else, let me know. I’m sorry I can’t be of better help!!
How can I print up recipes from your site? I don’t see a print option. I love the site and the photos and the recipes look great!
I love this muffin! I use to see them at whole foods and never would because I new they would be very high in calories or WW Smart Points! I just budget in 8 Smart Points and enjoy the healthy muffin without guilt!
I made these with whole wheat white flour and low sugar craisins. They were delicious!
Made these this morning excellent. I substituted whole wheat flour, and honey .
These muffins were so, so good!! My picky kids gobbled them up. I subbed half of the white flour for whole wheat, all of the oil for applesauce, halved the sugar, and added chia seeds and hemp hearts. Ill be making batches up for easy, healthy breakfasts at the lake this summer!!
So good! And easy, witch makes the recipe even better. Thank you!