#HealthierHolidays Morning Glory Muffins (Gluten Free)

A traditional muffin recipe is made with butter, milk and lots of sugar. It’s basically a cupcake that is not covered in frosting, which I guess is supposed to make it a reasonable option to start your day?! I do love muffins, especially Morning Glory, the kind with carrots, walnuts and raisins. It reminds me of carrot cake with out the cream cheese frosting of course.

Morning GLory

I only have jumbo muffin tins but this recipe makes 5 normal muffin servings, perfect for my readers who want a breakfast they can take with them on the go during this busy Holiday season. Make mini muffins for a treat to bring to a holiday brunch or gathering. Get ready to make this Sunday night for a week of clean, gluten free, grain free muffins!


  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 cup of baby carrots (or shredded)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons Almond Butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1/3 cup of raisins
  • 1/3 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 2 tbsp shredded coconut
  • 2 tbsp Tapioca Flour (or other flour of choice like coconut or almond)
  • 2 tablespoons Truvia Baking Blend
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Baking Powder
  • Dash of Salt
  • 1 teaspoon of Cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350F. Combine banana and baby carrots in a food processor. Pulse until carrots are finely chopped and banana is mush. Place in a bowl with 2 eggs. Blend well together. In a separate bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Combine the wet with the dry. Spray muffin tins with a non stick cooking spray like coconut oil. I buy mine at Trader Joe’s. Pour batter evenly into muffin cups. Cook in the oven for 12-16 minutes depending on your oven. Let cool and enjoy! The muffins are very moist. Keep in an air tight container in the fridge for preserve freshness longer.

Morning Glory 2

They muffins are light airy and slightly addicting. Take one of your way to work to prevent you from eating the whole batch! It would probably be ridiculously delicious with Laughing Cow cinnamon cream cheese spread in the middle.

Nutrition per muffin: 146 calories, 12g carbs, 9g fat, 5g protein, 7g sugar

I used Truvia Baking Blend in the recipe to reduce the amount of sugar. It has 75% less calories per serving than regular sugar. You can win big this holiday season if you share how you using Truvia Baking Blend to lighten up your recipes this holiday season by entering the #HealthierHolidays Sweepstakes on Facebook. Fans can pin their favorite Truvia Baking Blend recipe, while also entering their info to receive a $1.50 off coupon and be instantly entered to win a Truvia #HealthierHoliays Baking Kit.


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