Morning Glory Muffins Made Healthier

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is the ultimate breakfast muffin made healthier by reducing the calories and fat. I found this delicious recipe in a Good Housekeeping magazine.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease 12 standard muffin-pan cups or line cups with paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; stir in oats.
  3. In a medium bowl, with fork, mix milk, applesauce, brown sugar, molasses, oil, and egg until blended; stir in carrots and dried plums.
  4. Add applesauce mixture to flour mixture; stir just until flour is moistened (batter will be lumpy).
  5. Spoon batter into prepared muffin-pan cups. (Muffin cups will be full.) Bake 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of muffin comes out clean.
  6. Immediately remove muffins from pan. Serve warm, or cool on wire rack to serve later.
Most Helpful

Fantastic recipe! Went gluten-free with ease! Only subbed honey in for molasses (as some don't appreciate that flavor too much here)...but followed the recipe otherwise. Amazing how moist they are with so little oil! A great find! THANKS!

Singin'Chef February 05, 2012

Just wonderful muffins - I added sultanas instead of prunes but made no other changes. These will go into school lunches in the coming week. They are moist and golden and really wonderful. Made for ZWT 5.

katew May 29, 2009

These muffins are so easy, and I had all the ingredients on hand. They bake up moist and sweet from the carrots, applesauce and prunes, and have a nice dense texture thanks to the oatmeal. I feel good starting out the day with one of these! Thanks for the healthy recipe!

Laura in Little Rock March 27, 2008