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Morning Glory Muffins Recipe

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I first discovered the sensation that is Morning Glory Muffins when I was aboard a Carnival Cruise in the middle of the ocean. Someone asked me if I’d tried the ‘Morning Glory’ yet, and I wondered if they were being a little dirty… but as soon as I pulled my mind out of the gutter I realised that they were talking about the delicious muffins in the breakfast buffet.

They’re a yummy treat filled with apple, carrot, sultanas and coconut, and the perfect hint of cinnamon. They’re so easy to make, but best of all they sit across any meal. They make a satisfying breakfast on the run, or a warm snack during the day.

And I mean, they’ve got carrot in them… so they’re practically a salad. Right?

Morning Glory Muffins Recipe


1 and 1/2 cups wholemeal plain flour
1/2 cup plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup vegetable oil {coconut oil works well too!}
1 large apple, grated
3/4 cup apple puree
1 1/2 cups Just Veg. carrot shred {or grated carrot}
1/2 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
1/2 cup sultanas
1/2 cup toasted flaked coconut


  1. Preheat oven to 160ºC, and if you’re not using a silicon muffin tray, then line a muffin tray with 12 baking papers.
  2. In a large bowl combine all of the ingredients, and stir until just combined. Spoon into the muffin tray {this recipe makes 12 muffins} and then bake for 20-25 minutes, until cooked through.
  3. Serve warm, or freeze and reheat for on-the-go breakfasts, or snacks.