Morning Glory Muffins

Recipe for Morning Glory Muffins


4 cups flour
2-1/2 cups sugar
4 teaspoons baking soda
4 teaspoons cinnamon
pinch of salt
4 cups grated carrots
1 cup raisins
1 cup shredded coconut
2 apples, peeled and grated (Cortland, Empire, Golden Delicious)
3/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
6 eggs
2 cups vegetable oil
4 teaspoons vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix together the flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Stir in the carrots, raisins, coconut, apples, and nuts (if using). In a separate bowl, beat the eggs with the oil and vanilla. Add to the flour mixture and combine well. Spoon the batter into greased or paper-lined muffin tins and bake 35 minutes.


36 muffins

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I really like the sound of these muffins but do not want 2 1/2 cups of sugar. Is there a substitute, maybe molasses, maple syrup?


Recently diagnosed diabetic, I have been experimenting with using Stevia in the Raw instead of sugar! There is also a brown sugar substitute in that isle. Good luck!

Nutritional Information

Really sounds great , Do you have nutritional information for these, or perhaps I missed it.


I too would like to know if you could substitute out the wheat flour with another flour, say almond?

substituting wheat flour

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We would not recommend substituting with other flours.


Could this recipe be made in a loaf tin (or 3) or a couple of 8 x 8's rather than in muffin tins?


Two large? Two small? Weight approximation?

Glory Muffins substitute

Can you substitute any other flour other than wheat?

substituting wheat flour

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We would not recommend substituting with other flours.

morning glory muffins

I also add a whole orange - peel and all. Chop in food processor along with nuts, carrots, apples, coconut, cranberries.

Thanks for the tip, Cathie.

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Thanks for the tip, Cathie. Sounds delicious.

Thanks for the great recipes

Just a note to say I thank you for the good information.

Do you use fresh or dried cranberries?

Thanks for suggesting adding an orange. Do you add fresh or dried cranberries?

Morning glory muffins

For about 15 years, I’ve made muffins like these (my own recipe) except no coconut, and a different nut besides walnuts (they burn my mouth). But I have a tip: substitute butter for the oil. Butter moistens baked goods as they age but oil DRIES as it ages. So day-old muffins (or more) will continue to dry out but if made with butter, they’ll be just as moist as the first day.

use butter in place of oil in muffins

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Thanks for the tip, Nikki!

how much butter?

How much butter would you use to substitute for 2 cups of oil in this recipe?

butter substitute for oil

You can use melted butter as a direct 1:1 substitute for oil

morning glory muffins

I make these all the time. Love the carrot, spice, crunch flavor and texture! A real winner.

Morning glory muffins

This recipe looks wonderful. But I would expect more than 36 muffins from that large quantity of ingredients .


Muffins are all different because it depends on how much you fill the cups. My blueberry muffin recipe is supposed to make 12 muffins but I always get 9. Sounds like you'll get at least 36 here. They look really yummy.

Morning glory muffins

Sometimes a little less health and a little more tastes wonderful is good. These sound wonderful.

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Thanks for chiming in, Penny. We hope you give them a try and enjoy them as much as we do.