Healthy and Easy Morning Glory Muffins
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Serves: 22
 
These Morning Glory Muffins are healthy, easy, and PACKED with flavor and good-for-you ingredients! Simple to make and great for a smart breakfast on the go.
Ingredients
  • ⅔ cup vegetable oil (may use coconut oil, but know it has more saturated fat)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup low-sugar applesauce
  • 2 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2-3 tsp ground cinnamon, depending on how spiced you like it
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 2 cups grated carrots, squeezed dry
  • 1 medium-large apple, grated
  • One (8 oz) can crushed pineapple, drained
  • ⅓ cup flaxseed meal (ground flaxseed)
  • ½ cup shredded coconut (unsweetened preferred)
  • ½ cup pepitas (may use sunflower seeds)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line 2 muffin tines with about 20-22 paper liners; set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, gently whisk together the oil, eggs, vanilla, and applesauce to combine. Set aside briefly. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, spices, and salt. Gradually beat in the dry mixture on low speed until just barely incorporated - you should still see lots of white flour streaks in the batter.
  3. Using a spatula, fold in the carrots, apple, pineapple, flaxseed meal, about ⅓ of the shredded coconut and ⅓ cup pepitas until just barely combined. Do not over-mix, as this leads to tough muffins!
  4. Distribute the batter evenly among the muffin cups, filling about ¾ full. Sprinkle the tops of the muffins with the remaining shredded coconut and remaining pepitas. Bake for approximately 20-25 minutes or until the tops spring back when touched gently and a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean or with moist crumbs. Cool completely before serving.
Recipe by The Domestic Rebel at https://thedomesticrebel.com/2018/01/03/healthy-and-easy-morning-glory-muffins/