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Morning Glory Muffins

Morning Glory Muffins
13 votes, 4.12 avg. rating (82% score)

Yield: 36 medium-size muffins

These moist and flavorful morning glory muffins are made with carrot, apple, coconut, raisins, and cinnamon. Recipe halves beautifully.
Morning Glory Muffins
Photo/Art by Aimee Seavey


  • 4 cups flour
  • 2-1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 4 teaspoons cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 cups grated carrots
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 2 apples, peeled and grated (Cortland, Empire, Golden Delicious)
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cups vegetable oil
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix together the flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Stir in the carrots, raisins, coconut, and apples. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs with the oil and vanilla. Add to the flour mixture and combine well. Spoon the batter into greased or paper-lined muffin tins and bake 35 minutes.
Updated Friday, May 15th, 2015

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5 Responses to Morning Glory Muffins

  1. J F Campbell October 19, 2002 at 9:46 am #

    These muffns are delicious, and they also freeze very well. Just be sure they are not underdone or they will get greasy. And you must use a LARGE mixing bowl since it makes such a huge batch. One of my family’s favorites.

  2. R. Monique Bewley October 19, 2004 at 1:24 am #

    I have been making this recipe for years, but misplaced my recipe file in a recent move.. Still unpacking.. I was happy to find it on the Yankee Magazine web site. I found this recipe in a Yankee magazine years ago.. The Best Morning Glory recipe from the East to the West coast. I think its the original. Because it was named after the “Morning Glory” recipe in a small town in New Hampshire. Everyone I serve them to, loved them. Makes a big batch. I cool them on a paper towel as it absorbs some of the oil. Freeze well. Eat very well..Mickey from California. (a Yankee subscriber)

  3. Lisa Mowat February 8, 2006 at 6:03 pm #

    I lost this recipe several years ago. I was very glad to find it online, it is delicious. I made these for our gourmet group mountain-weekend-away breakfast, froze them and then reheated them the next morning. A 5-hat review was given by everyone. 10 of us ate all 36 muffins.

  4. carol martin February 5, 2007 at 11:37 pm #

    This is a recipe that I had lost. It was a recipe that my family absolutely loved. I could make the large batch and freeze some. The kids always had a great snack on hand. I was very unhappy that I had lost the recipe and was so happy when I saw it listed here. Many thanks!

  5. Teresa Anderson May 13, 2012 at 5:34 pm #

    This sounds like the same recipe from my “Five Gables Inn” recipes, which is a B&B in East Boothbay Maine. I have made these muffins many times and froze them to have for breakfast in the a.m. They are very yummy and my favorite muffin!

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