Morning Glorious Muffins

Morning Glorious Muffin ingredients

I love baking muffins, and these Morning Glorious Muffins are my absolute favorite. I adapted this recipe from one I found in a magazine years ago, and it’s basically foolproof. They are much like carrot cake, with the added texture of coconut and the warmth of cinnamon.

Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full

Fill each liner about 3/4 full. This pan is a part of the Texturra Performance Non-Stick Bakeware by Wilton, and I really love it. I have a couple of other pieces of this bakeware and it truly is non-stick with very easy clean-up, too. It looks gray in these photos, but it’s actually a pretty light turquoise.

Bake Morning Glorious Muffins at 350° for 15 minutes

Bake at 350° for about 15 minutes, or until lightly browned. Serve with butter or softened cream cheese.” class=”Apple-web-attachment alignnone” style=”font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration: none; caret-color: #000000; color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; opacity: 1;”> This makes approximately 24 muffins.

Morning Glorious Muffins

The Tasteful Baker
These fabulous muffins resemble carrot cake with the added crunch of coconut and the warmth of cinnamon.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 24


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shredded or grated carrot
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded or grated apple
  • 3/4 cups coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped dates
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Line a muffin tin with paper cupcake liners.
  • In a small bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together carrot, apple, coconut, and dates. Stir in eggs, oil, and vanilla.
  • Add dry ingredients, stirring until moistened. Stir in pecans.
  • Fill each paper liner 3/4 full.
  • Bake at 350° for about 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Serve with butter or softened cream cheese.
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