Recipe of the Week — Morning Glory Muffins

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Recipe of the Week — Morning Glory Muffins

Article by the Mayo Clinic Staff via

Looking for something healthy and fun for breakfast? Try these muffins recommended by the Mayo Clinic. They include apple, carrots, and pecans — delicious and nutritious.



    • 1 cup all-purpose (plain) flour
    • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
    • 3/4 cup sugar
    • 2 teaspoons baking soda
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 3/4 cup egg substitute
    • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
    • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 2 cups chopped apples (unpeeled)
    • 1/2 cup raisins
    • 3/4 cup grated carrots
    • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans


Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line a muffin pan with paper or foil liners. In a large bowl, combine the flours, sugar, baking soda, and cinnamon. Whisk to blend evenly. In a separate bowl, add the egg substitute, oil, applesauce and vanilla. Stir in the apples, raisins and carrots. Add to the flour mixture and blend just until moistened but still slightly lumpy. Spoon the batter into muffin cups, filling each cup about 2/3 full. Sprinkle with chopped pecans and bake until springy to the touch, about 35 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes, then transfer the muffins to a wire rack and let cool completely.

Dietitian’s tip: If 18 muffins are too many, freeze those you won’t eat and pull them out of the freezer as needed. Freezing the muffins keeps them fresher longer. Warm the muffins slightly before serving.

Nutritional analysis per serving

Serving size: 1 muffin
Calories 180 Sodium 163 mg
Total fat 7 g Total carbohydrate 26 g
Saturated fat 1 g Dietary fiber 2 g
Monounsaturated fat 2 g Protein 3 g
Cholesterol 0