Vegan Morning Glory Muffins

Vegan Morning Glory Muffins

Vegan Morning Glory Muffins are filled with a variety of healthy ingredients such as carrots, apples, flaxseed, and whole wheat flour. These delicious cinnamon-spiced muffins are a fluffy mixture of carrot cake, apple cake, and spice cake without added sugar. Enjoy one in the morning with tea or coffee.


Yield: 12 muffins Time: 35-40 minutes

Vegan Morning Glory Muffins

  • 1/2 cup vegan butter or coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar (can be left out for less sugar)
  • 3 flax eggs (3 Tbs flax meal + 9 Tbs warm water)
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 small green apple, minced
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and minced
  • 2 generous cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup raisins


  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF and prepare your flax eggs, allowing them to sit for 5 minutes.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, melt the vegan butter or coconut oil.
  3. Add in the vanilla, flax eggs, and applesauce.
  4. Use a food processor or blender to pulse the apple and carrot into a mince or fine grate.
  5. Add the apple and carrot to the remaining wet ingredients and stir together well with a whisk.
  6. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and ginger using a whisk or sifter.
  7. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stirring in batches to avoid lumps.
  8. Once fully mixed, fold in the walnuts and raisins.
  9. Transfer the muffin batter to a muffin tin, filling most of the way full. You can line the tin with muffin papers or lightly grease with oil.
  10. Place in the oven and bake for 18-25 minutes.
  11. Remove from the oven, allow it to cool before serving.
  12. Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, reheat in the microwave the next day if desired for a few seconds.

You can substitute the applesauce for a ripe banana and the apple or carrot for zucchini, though that would stray from a more traditional morning glory muffin.

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