What is a Morning Glory Muffin?
The original recipe was created by the Morning Glory Cafe on Nantucket back in 1978. They are known for being packed with apples, carrots, pineapple, raisins, coconut, and pecans. Morning Glory Muffins live up to their name because they not only taste amazing, but are quite hearty and filling as a breakfast because of all that produce in each one.
Can You Freeze Morning Glory Muffins?
Morning Glory Muffins freeze extremely well and last 3-4 months in the freezer. Wrap each individual muffin in two layers of plastic wrap before freezing. To thaw, leave them wrapped on the counter at room temperature for 2-3 hours or pop them in the microwave for 30 seconds.
Are Morning Glory Muffins Healthy?
Yes, Morning Glory Muffins are healthy if you make them exactly as written in this recipe. If you wanted to make them even healthier, you could substitute some of the flour for whole wheat flour, as well as substitute half of the canola oil for applesauce.
How Many Calories are in a Morning Glory Muffin?
This recipe makes 16 hearty muffins and each one has a calorie count of 327 kcal. They are each high in protein with 22 grams per muffin and low in sugar with only 3 grams each.
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Morning glory muffins are loaded with carrots, apples, pineapple, pecans and raisins. They are super moist and tender muffins your kids will love!
1 1/4 C sugar
2 1/4 C flour
1 Tb cinnamon
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 C shredded coconut
1/2 C raisins
1 large apple, peeled and grated
1 C crushed pineapple, drained
2 C grated carrots
1/2 C chopped pecans
1 C canola oil
1 tsp vanilla
Position oven rack to the lower third of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees.
Whisk together in a large bowl the sugar, flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Add the coconut, raisins, apple, pineapple, carrots and nuts. Stir well to combine.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, oil and vanilla. Pour into the dry ingredients and blend until mixed well, but do not over mix!
Line 16 muffin tins with paper liners and fill each to the brim. Bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. After cool, store in an airtight container.
- Serving Size: 1 muffin
- Calories: 327
- Sugar: 3 g
- Sodium: 30 mg
- Fat: 30 g
- Saturated Fat: 3 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 12 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 205 g
- Fiber: 1 g
- Protein: 22 g
- Cholesterol: 35 mg
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