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Morning Glory Muffin Recipe

morning glory muffin recipe

Our Morning Glory Muffin Recipe is quite a healthy muffin recipe.

The addition of pineapple and raisins to a carrot muffin recipe makes these muffins both good and good for us. It is a great way to get carrots into the non vegetable lover in your family.

I really like carrot muffins, but the first time I tasted them with pineapple added to the mix, I was really sold.

These muffins are amazing. Sweet and delicious as well as quite healthy.

A great way to get the kids to eat their fruit and veggies.

Muffin recipes with buttermilk are also nice and tender.

Morning glory muffin recipe

Morning Glory Muffin Recipe

The addition of pineapple and raisins to a carrot muffin recipe makes these muffins both good and good for us. It is a great way to get carrots into the non vegetable lover in your family.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Servings
Calories 204 kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon allspice
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 14 ounces pineapple, canned crushed, drained
  • 3/4 cup carrots, finely grated
  • 1/2 cup raisins


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Lightly oil or spray 12 muffin cups or line with paper cups.
  • Stir flour together with baking powder, baking soda, salt, spices and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Whisk egg in a medium sized bowl with buttermilk, oil and vanilla. Stir in pineapple.
  • Pour into flour mixture and stir until just combined. Stir in carrots and raisins. Spoon batter into muffin cups. Bake 15-17 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.


Calories: 204kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 3gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 251mgPotassium: 154mgFiber: 2gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 1469IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 47mgIron: 1mg
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Important Mixing Tip!

The trick to keeping this muffin recipe really tender, as with all muffins, is to mix the dry ingredients and the wet ingredients separately and really well before combining them, then just mix them together enough to incorporate the ingredients. Over mixing will make your muffins tough.

Make them Healthier

You can make these wonderful muffins even healthier by replacing all or part of the all-purpose white flour with whole wheat flour. It really does up the nutritional value.

I do suggest though that when you bake muffins and cakes with whole wheat flour, just sift it first. Your baking will be nice and light.

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2 thoughts on “Morning Glory Muffin Recipe”

  1. Nice Flavor

    Comment left anonymously:

    Nice healthy muffin. Baked up fluffy. Very nice flavor combination of the pineapple and carrot. I’ll make them again!

  2. Muffins Dry

    I made these muffins and they were so dry that I threw them out and made a whole new batch using a different recipe. I definitely did not leave anything out and I did not overbake them. I did double the recipe which I don’t think should have caused a problem.

    The batter needed more moisture – perhaps if I had NOT drained the pineapple they would have been better.

    by: Anonymous

    You should not drain the pineapple syrup, use at least 1/2 cup, then your muffins will not dry and don’t overbake it. 15 mins will do at 190


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