I teach at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition and in the last two classes of the course my students present a food demo. Fortunately for me, I get to try many new recipes created by Holistic Nutrition students. They always meet my formula of Delicious + Nutritious = Joyous Recipe!
One of my students Nicole, made these awesomely delicious and moist gluten-free muffins. I asked her if I could share them with you all because a recipe as yummy as this MUST be shared. Lucky for us, she said yes!
Gluten-free & Dairy-free Morning Glory Muffins
- 1 cup brown rice flour
- 1/2 cup oats (look for gf)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 2 organic eggs
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
- 2 cups carrots, shredded
- 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup organic raisins
- 1/3 cup raw pecans, chopped
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease a muffin tin with coconut oil or line with paper muffin cups.
- In a large bowl combine flour, oats, baking powder, cinnamon and sea salt.
- In a separate bowl, combine eggs, applesauce, maple syrup and vanilla. Stir in coconut oil to the wet mixture.
- Add the dry mixture to the wet and combine, but do not over mix. Fold in the carrots, coconut, raisins and pecans.
- Scoop muffin mix into muffin tins. They do not rise a lot, so you can fill the batter up to the top.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes.
Why don't you bake with honey?! What's the reasoning!!Reply
Just baked them. They look yummy. I will try one after my Zumba class.Reply
Yep they are delicious. My husband just said to me I really like those muffins. My breakfast was a muffin with almond butter, yogurt with hemp seed and strawberries and dandelion tea. Great way to start my day. Thank you Joy for sharing this recipe and thanks to Nicole for putting it together.Reply
I just made these, minus the maple syrup/honey and they are DELICIOUS!!!!!! The apple sauce and coconut give it the perfect amount of sweetness on their own.Reply
These were fantastic, my kids and husband loved them too. I am just starting on a gluten/dairy free diet for treating my graves disease and I am so happy I have found your wonderful recipes.Reply
This looks SO good and nutritious. I've shared it with my readers on my brand new Facebook page about cooking with whole grains and whole foods. I'm looking forward to spending more time here on your site. I found this recipe thanks to @Theresa_English on Twitter. Love how that works.Reply
Would coconut flour work instead of rice flour?Reply
It's not a direct substitution because coconut flour absorbs an incredible amount of water. I would stick to the rice flour :) Or if you are going to use coconut flour then use half the amount and add more liquid. I've not tried this before in this recipe but it could be great! Let me know how you make out. Or better yet, try the Almond Power Muffins (contain coconut flour) in my book.
Thank you for the recipe. It looks great! I was just wondering if you can substitute the brown rice flour for almond flour. Thank you!Reply
You can give it a try, but keep in mind it's going to change the texture considerably. You might want to experiment with a 50-50 mix of the two first.
I made them today. Kids loved them!! They are incredible!! I make so many of your recepies diring the week. I love the blog... Thank you for putting so much information out there! We need it :) Namaste.Reply
Thanks Grisell! Glad to hear your kids enjoyed the muffins! Kate - Joyous Health Team
Shalom ! So excited to find website...just saw you on Steven and Chris (first time) and am very excited to try these receipes. I want to know if there is a good substitute for coconut oil is a receipe...not wanting to cook with oil ( oxidation).Reply
Hi Barbara, coconut oil is a very safe oil to bake with because its heat tolerance is very high due to it's fat structure being mostly saturated. Which means it will not oxidize when baking. If you were sauteing foods at a super high temperature then that would be a problem, but baking is totally fine. You could also use organic ghee if you wanted a more buttery-flavour which also has a high smoke point.
Can I leave the pecans out without changing the baking time? My son can't have nuts....thanks!Reply
We haven't tested it out, so we can't guarantee the results, but it should work. Feel free to replace them with a seed of your choice that your son can eat if you like. Kate - Joyous Health Team
What is the nutritional content of the GF morning glory muffin?Reply
Extremely nutritious ;) I assume you're asking about the calories and grams of fat? I'm not sure because my philosophy is to eat whole foods so I don't keep this information. However, I think you could probably plug the ingredients into an app and it will probably tell you.
Just made these today and they're great. I used a ripe banana instead of the eggs and turned out well. Thanks so much. :)Reply
So happy to hear that!