Grandpa and I discovered Morning Glory Muffins while visiting his sister in the Canadian Rockies. She got the recipe from her daughter-in-law in Smithers, BC. (That side of the family is affectionately known as the Smithereens). Judy made sure we left on our camping adventure with a couple dozen extra muffins that lasted most of our trip to Oregon and back to Alaska.

The muffins are delicious, hearty and make a filling breakfast with a dish of yogurt or hard-boiled eggs.


morning glory muffins

Morning Glory Muffins

Loaded and packed with flavor - Morning Glory muffins are a healthy and rewarding start for your day.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, Pacific Northwest
Servings 12
Calories 262 kcal


Mix dry ingredients in large bowl

  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Beat in medium bowl

  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup salad oil
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tsp vanilla

Mix in medium bowl

  • 2 cups carrots grated
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup walnuts chopped
  • 1/2 cup coconut shredded
  • 1 apple grated


  • Stir liquid ingredients into bowl with flour. Stir by hand until will blended, about 20 or 30 strokes.
    morning glory muffin ingredients
  • Add remaining ingredients and stir just till mixed.
  • Bake at 350F 20 minutes


  • Top with butter, peanut butter, or jam if you are so inclined.
  • Nuts are optional. We use what we have - sometimes walnuts, sometimes pecans.
  • I don't peel the carrots or apple but that's a personal choice. Feel free to add an extra step if you prefer.
  • These muffins freeze well. I often double the recipe and freeze one batch in bags of 6 so Grandpa and I can have fresh muffins whenever we want.
  • Morning Glory Muffins travel well! I usually throw a bag into the RV freezer before we go out for an adventure.


Calories: 262kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 5gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 314mgPotassium: 208mgFiber: 3gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 3633IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 2mg
Keyword bakery, breakfast, carrots, coconut, muffins

pan of Morning Glory Muffins cooling