Grain Free Morning Glory Muffins

I love these Grain Free Morning Glory Muffins because they’re dense, nutritious and keep me feeling full throughout the day.

Grain Free Morning Glory Muffins: dense, nutritious and keep you feeling full throughout the day. Great for breakfast on the go or to have as a snack.

For days when we have no time to spare, my kids love to grab these muffins as a great snack. And while everyone loves regular Morning Glory Muffins (with grains), I had to come up with a grain-free version to satisfy all the dietary needs in our house.

This recipe was developed for my third cookbook, The Best Grain-Free Family Meals on the Planet.  For the book, I set out on a mission to come up with the perfect recipe and oh boy, I did it!

Grain Free Morning Glory Muffins: dense, nutritious and keep you feeling full throughout the day. Great for breakfast on the go or to have as a snack.

I even made it easier and faster to prepare by making it a “food processor” or “blender” recipe. Because let’s face it, we’re all super busy these days and the less intimidating a recipe is, the more likely you are to try it.

Check out how easy it is to make. All you need is a food processor or a blender, and the batter comes together quickly!

I usually start by tossing all of the ingredients into the machine and scooping the batter into a lined muffin tin. If you don’t have a muffin tin, this recipe is also yummy in a grain free loaf pan. After they’re done, it’s rare that we’ll have leftovers, but if we do, I’ll pack them in lunch boxes or freeze the muffins.

Overall, these muffins are fantastic because of their adaptability. If you don’t have raisins, try cranberries or dates. No walnuts? How about some almonds or pecans? Anything goes, just make sure to keep the measurements the same.

Grain Free Morning Glory Muffins: dense, nutritious and keep you feeling full throughout the day. Great for breakfast on the go or to have as a snack.

If you feel inspired by this grain-free recipe and need more inspiration on how to cook grain-free, you should check out my third cookbook — The Best Grain-Free Family Meals on the Planet.  It’s a great source for providing fresh foods and filling recipes that taste just as great as a traditional diet, if not even tastier!

What is your favorite breakfast muffin?

Grain Free Morning Glory Muffin

  • Author: Laura Fuentes
  • Yield: 8 muffins

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup flax meal
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup grated carrot (about 1 large carrot)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line 8 muffin cups with paper liners.
  2. In a food processor, combine flax meal, walnuts, and coconut flour until it resembles coarse sand. Add baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; pulse a few times to combine.
  3. Add raisins and pulse, until they are chopped and incorporated into mixture (you are not trying to make a paste, just a coarse dough of sorts).
  4. Add eggs and melted coconut oil and pulse a few times to incorporate. Fold in grated carrot just to combine.
  5. Spoon in about 1/4 cup of muffin batter into prepared muffin cups. Bake 22 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. Allow muffins to cool for 45 minutes prior to eating.

Notes

Allergy Friendly: Substitute 1/4 cup walnuts with 1/4 cup sunflower seeds + 1 teaspoon additional melted coconut oil.

 

Grain Free Morning Glory Muffins: dense, nutritious and keep you feeling full throughout the day. Great for breakfast on the go or to have as a snack.

Leave a Reply 7 comments

heather - July 24, 2017 Reply

Wow, such a great recipe!!Can’t wait to try it! Is there any substitute for the coconut flour? Just found out my daughter has a food sensitivity to it 🙁

Thanks so much!

    Laura Fuentes - July 25, 2017 Reply

    Unfortunately not. I am so sorry.

    Lynne Termetz - December 5, 2018 Reply

    Almond flour or Buckwheat flour?

Lisa - July 24, 2017 Reply

I have a coconut allergy. What could I substitute for the oil and flour?

    Laura Fuentes - July 25, 2017 Reply

    Unfortunately, this recipe was not developed with a coconut flour substitute.

Jaime Hardwick - November 17, 2017 Reply

I made these today and they turned out great. The texture is perfect. What a relief to get a recipe that doesn’t use almond flour, maple syrup and honey. They aren’t especially sweet, but drizzled just a bit of honey on the muffin and it hit the spot. Thanks for the great recipe!

    Laura Fuentes - November 19, 2017 Reply

    I’m so glad you liked these Jaime! These muffins have my favorite texture of grain-free ones. Enjoy!

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