Morning Glory Muffins

breakfast muffins recipe
Muffins with nuts and dried fruit on a white background

I am so excited to share these! I wrote, rewrote, and rewrote 3 different drafts of these muffins. I intentionally married the most critical tastebuds the world has ever known so that he can test all of my recipes, and I finally got two thumbs way up! 

A rebirth of the morning muffin. A fusion of carrot cake, apple spice, and banana bread, the legitimate brain child of yours truly.  


recipe HACKS:

  • You don't have to go out and buy oat flour, you can just blend oats in a blender till they become a fine flour.

  • If you don't want to buy dates, walnuts, and shredded coconut individually, you can replace these ingredients with 1/2 cup trail mix and it will do the trick.

  • If you don't want to grate/chop the banana, carrots, apple, and dates, you can put them all in a food processor individually and let it do the work for you!

  • you can use 1 tbsp apple pie spice rather than getting cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice (this seasoning blend includes all 3!) 

Healthy and Hearty

  • Free of any junk or added sugar

  • Full of healthy fats, fiber, vitamins, and minerals.


Morning Glory Muffins (GF, Paleo, DF)


Wet Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 long carrots, grated
  • 1 apple, grated
  • 12-15 dates, chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups oat flour (or 1 1/2c oats pulsed in a blender until fine flour)
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1 tbsp flax seed
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda



1. Preheat oven to 375 F.

2. Mix together wet ingredients in a large bowl. Mix dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Slowly stir dry ingredients into the wet.

3. Grease a muffin tin and fill 16-20 tins using an ice cream scoop (or spoon).

4. Bake for 20-23 minutes, let cook for 10 minutes.