Paleo Morning Glory Muffins

These Paleo Morning Glory Muffins are loaded with bananas, shredded carrots, toasted walnuts, and golden raisins. These easy muffins have NO added sugar – they’re sweetened entirely with bananas! They’re the perfect on-the-go breakfast or snack.

These Paleo Morning Glory Muffins are loaded with bananas, shredded carrots, toasted walnuts, and golden raisins. These easy muffins have NO added sugar - they're sweetened entirely with bananas! They're the perfect on-the-go breakfast or snack.

Happy New Year!!! Welcome to 2017 – I hope the beginning of your year is off to a wonderful start. This feels a little weird, because I’m writing this while it’s still 2016. You, however, will be reading this in 2017. And if you’re reading this right around when it’s getting posted, I’m in CUBA!!!

Until the 10th, my best friend Paige and I are going to be exploring the island and taking a break from American civilization…and also from the internet, since Cuba isn’t known for their widespread Wifi.

These Paleo Morning Glory Muffins are loaded with bananas, shredded carrots, toasted walnuts, and golden raisins. These easy muffins have NO added sugar - they're sweetened entirely with bananas! They're the perfect on-the-go breakfast or snack.

Paige is halfway through law school, and after working her BUTT off this semester, she was dying to get out of the country and go on an adventure. I’m always down for a traveling adventure, so we examined our options, and Cuba felt like the perfect adventure to kick off 2017.

We’ll be dancing, eating, and exploring our way across the island, and I’m bringing my camera so I’ll be sure to put up a recap post of all of our shenanigans! But for now, let’s chat healthy muffins.

These Paleo Morning Glory Muffins are loaded with bananas, shredded carrots, toasted walnuts, and golden raisins. These easy muffins have NO added sugar - they're sweetened entirely with bananas! They're the perfect on-the-go breakfast or snack.

I’ve been holding onto this paleo morning glory muffin recipe for a little while because it just *felt* like a January kind of recipe, perfect for healthy breakfasts and snacks! A batch of these is a surefire way to keep any healthy eating related New Years Resolutions on track.

They’re super soft and moist, thanks to the bananas, shredded carrots, and almond butter. Toasted pecans add crunch, and golden raisins add texture and a burst of sweetness. Between the sweetness of the ripe bananas and the raisins, there’s no need for any added sugar!

These Paleo Morning Glory Muffins are loaded with bananas, shredded carrots, toasted walnuts, and golden raisins. These easy muffins have NO added sugar - they're sweetened entirely with bananas! They're the perfect on-the-go breakfast or snack.

These are coconut flour muffins, so it might seem like there’s not very much flour in comparison to amount of liquid ingredients, but because coconut flour is so absorbent, the muffins turn out to be the perfect texture. Not too wet, and not too heavy at all.

These Paleo Morning Glory Muffins are loaded with all sorts of healthy, good-for-you ingredients like bananas, carrots, and pecans, and they’re definitely a satisfying treat. They also freeze super well, so you can just pop one in the microwave and eat it on your way out the door. Enjoy!

These Paleo Morning Glory Muffins are loaded with bananas, shredded carrots, toasted walnuts, and golden raisins. These easy muffins have NO added sugar - they're sweetened entirely with bananas! They're the perfect on-the-go breakfast or snack.

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Paleo Morning Glory Muffins
 
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Serves: 12 muffins
Ingredients
  • 1 cup mashed banana (from about 2 large bananas)
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • ¼ cup milk of choice (I used unsweetened almond milk)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup creamy almond butter
  • ⅓ cup (50 grams) coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup shredded carrot
  • ½ cup toasted pecans, chopped
  • ⅓ cup golden raisins
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line a 12 pan muffin tin with paper liners or grease with coconut oil.
  2. In a large bowl or mixer, combine the mashed bananas, eggs, coconut oil, almond milk, vanilla extract and ⅓ cup almond butter until fully combined.
  3. Add the coconut flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt to the wet ingredients and mix well. Fold in the shredded carrots, toasted pecans, and raisins.
  4. Divide the batter between the prepared muffin tins.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for about 16-19 minutes. A toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin should come out clean.
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool on a wire rack for about 10 minutes. Flip out onto a cooling rack to finish cooling.
These Paleo Morning Glory Muffins are loaded with bananas, shredded carrots, toasted walnuts, and golden raisins. These easy muffins have NO added sugar - they're sweetened entirely with bananas! They're the perfect on-the-go breakfast or snack.

Comments

  1. Mmmm I love the fabulous combo in morning glory muffins, what a great way to sneak in extra fruit and veggies! I’m sure these muffins make mornings that much more glorious ;)
    Bethany @ Athletic Avocado recently posted…One Pan Mango Teriyaki Chicken & Veggies {Whole 30 + Paleo}My Profile

  2. I hope you are having the BEST time in Cuba, Rachel! I’m sure you’ll have a blast and I can’t wait to see pics! These muffins definitely look like a January treat. Love the morning glory ingredients, YUM!
    Gayle @ Pumpkin ‘N Spice recently posted…Bakery Style Blueberry MuffinsMy Profile

  3. I love using coconut flour – it definitely gives a unique texture but I love it, looks perfect in these muffins! Oh and that almond butter shot is drool-worthy! Hope you’re enjoying Cuba and the new year so far, Rachel!!
    Sara recently posted…Vegan Southwestern Stuffed Spaghetti SquashMy Profile

  4. These are looking so good and exactly how I want to get my veggies!! ;)

    Have so much fun on your trip!!!
    xoxo

  5. Morning glory muffins are a total fave of mine Rachel! Can’t wait to try your Paleo version! Have a great time in Cuba!
    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen recently posted…Blueberry Lemon Zinger SmoothieMy Profile

  6. Morning glory muffins are the best, and these look fab! Happy New Year, I hope you have the best time in Cuba!
    Laura | Tutti Dolci recently posted…macadamia coconut granolaMy Profile

  7. Morning glory muffins are some of my favorite, and I have a recipe I’m working on too! I love this paleo version Rachel — it looks so satisfying and delicious! Happy New Year, and have a wonderful time in Cuba!

  8. Whaaaaat?? Your trip sounds like SO much fun, Rachel! Have so much fun and post lots of pics afterwards! And these muffins are absolutely gorgeous! They look so so soft and moist I can hardly stand it!

  9. I have sooo much coconut flour that I need to find a use for and these muffins are the perfect solution! Pecans are the perfect touch and I love the addition of almond butter! Hope you’re having a blast in Cuba =)
    Ashley recently posted…Hello 2017My Profile

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