Best Ever Morning Glory Muffins

  • Author: Julie (PB Fingers)
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 24 muffins
  • Category: breakfast, recipes


Sunflour Baking Company is a Charlotte, North Carolina favorite known for incredible baked goods, including their drool-worthy Morning Glory Muffins. Packed with carrots, apple, pineapple, coconut, raisins and walnuts these Best Ever Morning Glory Muffins earn every last bite of their delicious name.


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 1 peeled apple, core removed,
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple, drained
  • 3 1/2 cups matchstick carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In a food processor, pulse apple until very small chunks remain. Pulse carrot until coarse. In a large bowl, combine apple, carrots, coconut, raisins, pineapple, walnuts, eggs, oil and vanilla.
  3. Sift together flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Fold in wet ingredients and stir until combined.
  4. Scoop into a muffin tin sprayed with cooking spray or lined with liners and sprinkle top of muffins with extra granulated sugar.
  5. Bake until toothpick comes out clean, approximately 22-25 minutes.


A few notes to make grocery shopping and baking this recipe a little easier:

  • A 20-ounce can of crushed pineapple worked well for this recipe. I drained it and measured out a cup and didn’t have munch remaining.
  • I bought a 10 ounce bag of matchstick carrots and used almost all of them. They’re kind of awkward to measure out, so if you have a food scale, 3 1/2 cups comes out to about 220 grams of matchstick carrots.
  • Do not skip the additional sprinkle of granulated sugar on the tops of the muffins at the end. It’s my favorite part and adds a slight sugary crunch to top muffin tops that makes them so, so delicious.


  • Serving Size: Per Muffin
  • Calories: 187 calories
  • Sugar: 15g
  • Sodium: 120mg
  • Fat: 13g
  • Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 2g