Sunny Gluten Free Morning Glory Muffins

From the article: Let's Do Brunch!

Sunny Gluten Free Morning Glory Muffins
Photo: Barbara Bamber

These muffins offer up a decadent nibble of carrot, apple, pineapple, nuts and seeds and a healthier carb boost for hungry guests who may be gluten intolerant. Substituting regular flour with oat flour couldn’t have been easier. Due to its drier texture, keeping some of the juice from the crushed pineapple makes a moister muffin. Adding baking powder helps to improve leavening with this type of flour.

Makes 12-14 muffins


  • 2 cups gluten free oat flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. allspice
  • Pinch nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 2 cups carrots, grated
  • 1 apple, peeled and grated
  • 1 cup pineapple, not drained
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • Pumpkin seeds to garnish


Preheat oven to 350F. In a large mixing bowl fitted with a paddle attachment, blend dry ingredients together from flour to shredded coconut. Add raisins, grated carrots and apple, crushed pineapple and walnuts, making sure not to overmix. In a small mixing bowl, whisk eggs with a fork, add oil and vanilla then whisk again. With mixer on low, add the egg mixture to the batter, mixing or stirring only until blended. Line a muffin tin with paper cups and spoon batter until each cup is almost full. Add a generous sprinkling of pumpkin seeds over top. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until browned and a cake tester or toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes, then serve.

Nutrition facts per serving: Calories 488; protein 12g; fat 21g; carbs 65g.

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