Paleo Morning Glory Muffins

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These Paleo Morning Glory Muffins are a weekend favorite, especially with coffee!

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Morning Glory muffins have always been one of my favorites. In fact they’re probably tied with Blueberry for 1st place! If you’re not familiar with them, they’re sort of like carrot cake, but with some extra goodies thrown in.

Between the apple, coconut, pecans, and golden raisins, the flavors of these muffins are hard to beat. They also freeze really well and can be gently reheated. This also wins some serious points in my book because it makes them good for easy weekend breakfasts, and for entertaining as well.

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Serving tip: While these are perfectly good on their own, a little honey and butter doesn’t go amiss! I personally prefer a thick swipe of butter with just the finest drizzle of honey so they’re not too sweet.

What makes these Morning Glory Muffins healthy(ier)?

  • They’re made with whole foods, like almond flour in place of all-purpose flour.
  • There’s no refined sugar since these are sweetened with maple syrup.
  • Made with healthy fats – I used avocado oil instead of the normal canola or vegetable oil.
  • And finally there’s carrots and apples in there so that definitely helps!
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How to make these muffins:

  1. Start by mixing together the dry ingredients.
  2. Next add the grated carrots/apple, pecans, coconut, and golden raisins.
  3. Mix just to combine, then add the wet ingredients and mix again just to combine.
  4. Portion the batter equally into muffin cup liners and bake until puffed and golden, about 25 minutes.
  5. Cool slightly then serve warm with butter and honey!
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Texture of the batter.
Paleo Morning Glory Muffins | Get Inspired Everyday!
Muffin batter portioned out, you can see they’re quite full, but it will be ok!
Paleo Morning Glory Muffins | Get Inspired Everyday!
All baked and golden brown.
Paleo Morning Glory Muffins | Get Inspired Everyday!
Ready to go with butter and honey!
Paleo Morning Glory Muffins | Get Inspired Everyday!

If you do make these, I hope you’ll leave me a comment/rating below. And I always love hearing from you here, and over on Instagram where you can tag me at #getinspiredeveryday with your photos.

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Paleo Morning Glory Muffins | Get Inspired Everyday!

Paleo Morning Glory Muffins

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  • Author: Kari
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 12 large muffins 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


These cinnamon scented apple carrot muffins are a definite crowd pleaser!



2 cups fine almond flour

1/2 cup tapioca starch, also called flour

1 Tablespoon cinnamon, I like Vietnamese

1 Teaspoon sea salt

2 Teaspoons baking powder, see notes

1 Teaspoon baking soda

1 1/2 cups grated carrots, 6 ounces

1 cup grated apple, 5 ounces

1/2 cup each golden raisins, unsweetened fine shred coconut, chopped raw pecans

2 eggs 

1/3 cup avocado oil

1/2 cup maple syrup

1 Tablespoon vanilla extract


Preheat the oven to 350ºF and line a muffin tin with muffin cup liners.

In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine the almond flour, tapioca starch, cinnamon, sea salt, baking powder, and baking soda.

Add the grated carrot, apple, golden raisins, coconut, and pecans.

Stir to combine, then add the eggs, avocado oil, maple syrup, and vanilla. Mix just until combined, then evenly portion the batter out into the muffin cups. The muffin cups will be quite full but don’t worry, they don’t rise too much.

Bake until the muffins are puffed, golden brown, and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with just moist crumbs, no batter, about 25 minutes.

Let the muffins cool for 5-10 minutes on a cooling rack before carefully removing them.

Serve immediately with butter and honey.

Any leftovers can be frozen, then reheated gently at 150ºF until heated through.


Baking powder can have all sorts of additives, and isn’t always gluten free or paleo. To be safe, you can make your own by mixing together 1 part baking soda to 2 parts cream of tartar, and use the mixture right away.

  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Category: Baking
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: American

30 thoughts on “Paleo Morning Glory Muffins”

  1. Exactly the ingredients I wanted to use and turned out perfectly. So moist and tasty! I left out the pecans since they aren’t nice to my husband’s digestive system.

    • I haven’t tried arrowroot for tapioca myself in this recipe, but others have written to say they have and that it worked well. I hope this helps a little, and be sure to let me know how it goes or if you have any more questions!

  2. I made this delicious recipe but didn’t have any nuts in the house except for my awesome organic oatmeal with dried fruit, shaved coconut and pecans. I substituted the 1/2c of flour with 3/4 c of my yummy oatmeal and added dried cranberries instead of raisins. Turned out delicious and moist.

  3. These muffins are my favorite! My sister said they are so good that you could start a business selling them. They are that delicious! I cut the oil and syrup by half and added one half cup homemade cinnamon applesauce.

    • I’m so glad you’re both enjoying these! Also thanks so much for writing in about the cinnamon applesauce I know others will find that super helpful as well for cutting back on oil and sugar!

  4. I made these today they are so amazing, not a weird texture like other paleo baking I have tried. I subbed 1/3 c melted coconut oil for avocado oil and used nuts and fruit I had in my pantry. This will be a new staple recipe in my book!

    • So glad you enjoyed them! I worked at my ratios for years before I got the hang of Paleo baking, but it’s definitely worth it to have healthier treats!


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