Muffins are always a favorite to enjoy with a cup of coffee in the morning, especially these morning glory muffins. Tender and packed with flavorful ingredients, we think you’re going to love these muffins just as much as we do.
These healthy morning glory muffins are made with better-for-you ingredients, including Greek yogurt, carrots, and apples. Unlike the original morning glory muffins, these health-conscious muffins are not super sweet.
Instead, these muffins are made with a limited amount of brown sugar and maple syrup. The sweetness is complemented by the apple and carrot, as well as the hint of cinnamon in the recipe.
The key with getting beautiful, bakery-style muffins, whether it’s these morning glory muffins or any other kind of muffin recipe, is to bake your muffins at a high temperature for a brief period, then lower the temperature for the rest of the baking time.
By doing this, you’ll allow your muffins to experience a quick rise in height, giving you that gorgeous bakery muffin top. The oven temperature is then lowered to prevent the muffins from browning too much while the inside of the muffins finish baking.
If you suffer from any nut allergies, feel free to skip the nuts in this recipe. Also, make note that you do not want to overmix the muffin batter, as this will result in dense muffins.
Cook time: 20 minutes
Prep time: 20 minutes
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar loosely packed
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp 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
- old-fashioned rolled oats to garnish
- Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a muffin pan with paper liners.
- In a large bowl, whisk the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt together. In another bowl, whisk the Greek yogurt, melted butter, orange juice, maple syrup, and eggs together. Add the apple, carrot, raisins, and pecans into the wet ingredients, using a rubber spatula to fold them in.
- Add the entire wet ingredient mixture into the dry ingredients and fold with your spatula to combine. Stir just until everything is combined, but be careful not to overmix.
- Divide the batter among your paper liners and sprinkle some rolled oats on top. Bake the muffins for 5 minutes. Lower the temperature to 350°F and bake for another 18 to 22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.
Recipe adapted from bakingamoment.com