Morning Glory Muffins

5 from 3 reviews

Morning Glory Muffins made with wholesome ingredients, are low in sugar and high in fiber. Nutty and hearty moist muffins with crispy edges for healthy breakfast or a snack.

  • Author: Olena of
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 22 minutes
  • Total Time: 37 minutes
  • Yield: 12 muffins 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: North American


  • 2 cups oat or wheat bran
  • 1 cup almond milk, unsweetened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup applesauce, unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1/4 cup avocado or coconut oil (melted)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp baking powder, aluminum free
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat or gluten free flour
  • 1/2 cup raisins, unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup cranberries, sweetened
  • 1 cup coconut flakes, unsweetened
  • 1 cup walnuts, roughly crumbled
  • Cooking spray (I use Misto)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and spray non-stick 12 muffin tin with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine oat bran and milk and stir. Set aside and let soak.
  3. In the meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl add egg and whisk for 15 seconds. Add applesauce, maple syrup, avocado oil, vanilla extract, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt; whisk well to combine.
  4. Add soaked oat bran and whole wheat flour; gently mix until combined. Do not over mix. Stir in raisins, cranberries, coconut flakes and nuts.
  5. Distribute batter evenly between 12 openings of a tin (I used regular ice cream scoop) and bake for 22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. Let muffins cool for a few minutes and transfer to a cooling rack to cool off completely.

Store: Refrigerate in a glass airtight container for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 6 months.



  • You can skip coconut flakes but muffins will be a tad less hearty and moist.
  • Use all cranberries or raisins. Other dried fruit you can use: chopped dates, apricots, prunes, figs.
  • Other nuts to use: pecans, pine nuts, almonds. To save washing a board, I crush soft nuts like walnuts and pecans in hand.
  • If you are vegan, you can use 1 “flax egg” instead of regular egg. Flax egg = 3 tbsp flaxseed meal and 3 tbsp hot water. Let sit for 5 minutes. And as you can tell, I forgot to use 1 egg and added 2. That’s why my batter is a bit too runny. Oh, well.
  • I have not used oats instead of oat bran, so can’t tell.

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