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Morning Glory Muffins
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
These morning glory muffins are full of good-for-you ingredients like Greek yogurt, carrot, and apple. Just sweet enough, with a hint of warm cinnamon.
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy morning glory muffins, morning glory muffin recipe, Morning Glory Muffins
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 335 kcal
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar, loosely packed
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 medium-sized apple, peeled and grated
  • 1/2 large carrot, peeled and grated
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped pecans
  • about 1/4 cup sunflower seed kernels for garnish
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and line a muffin pan with papers.
  2. Place the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl and whisk to combine.
  3. Place the Greek yogurt, melted butter, orange juice, and eggs in a smaller bowl and whisk to combine.
  4. Fold the apple, carrot, raisins, and pecans into the yogurt mixture, and then pour it into the larger bowl with the dry ingredients.
  5. Fold the liquid ingredients into the dry until just barely combined, then transfer the batter to the prepared pan.
  6. Sprinkle the tops of the unbaked muffins with sunflower seed kernels, for garnish
  7. Bake for 5 minutes at 425 degrees F, then turn the oven temperature down to 350 degrees F and continue to bake for 18 to 22 minutes more, or until a toothpick inserted in the thickest part of a muffin comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs.

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Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Morning Glory Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 335 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 76mg3%
Potassium 299mg9%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 720IU14%
Vitamin C 3.8mg5%
Calcium 103mg10%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.