Gluten-Free Morning Glory Muffins

Morning Glory Muffins

Gluten-Free Morning Glory Muffins with Pecans

Morning Glory Muffins make me think of weekend breakfasts with my father, stepmother, sister and grandmother.  Before I started to make changes to my approach to food, I remember whole wheat morning glory muffins and hot chocolate with whipped cream.  We would meet our grandmother at the diner one town over and catch up on the recent events in our life, which probably included talk of school grades and soccer games.

I think I still enjoyed eating-breakfast-out at that point.  But more often than not I find breakfast to be one of the most difficult meals to enjoy eating out now that I am gluten-free and vegetarian.  I am not a fan of egg breakfasts, so there is not often too many choices for me.  But I have to say, breakfast at home is quite a treat.  I am loving all of the muffins, scones, pancakes and waffles that I have been able to create gluten-free versions of.

Up until a few days ago I hadn’t even thought of making a Morning Glory Muffin though.  I was so excited once I thought of it; memories rushing back of those mildly sweet muffins with juicy raisins and crunchy carrots.  I dare to think that my father might even like these muffins…if I didn’t tell him they were gluten-free.  What do you think?


Morning Glory Muffins

Gluten-Free Morning Glory Muffins

1/2 c buckwheat flour
1/2 c amaranth flour
1/2 c almond flour
1 t baking soda
2 t baking powder
pinch of salt
1/3 c agave
1 egg
1/4 c coconut oil (warmed to a liquid)
2 bananas (pureed)
1/4 c raisins
1/4 c raw pecans, chopped
1/3 c grated carrots
1/4 c unsweetened shredded coconut
3 T soaked chia seeds

Preheat the oven to 350 F.

Prepare your muffin tin with muffin cups.

Combine the egg and agave together in a medium bowl until completely mixed. Next add the pureed banana, coconut oil, chia seeds, raisins, carrots and coconut and mix thoroughly.

In a separate bowl combine the dry ingredients: buckwheat flour, amaranth flour, almond flour, baking soda, baking powder, pecans and salt.

Next add the liquid mixture to the dry mixture and stir until combined.

Pour the batter into the individual muffin cups and cook in the oven for about 22 – 25 minutes. Test with a knife in the center of one of the muffins to see if it is done. The muffins will be moist, but knife should be mostly clean when it comes out.

Cool the muffins on a rack.

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Categories: alternative grain, breakfast, dairy free, gluten-free, snacks, vegetarian, wheat-free

Posted on Friday, April 27th, 2012. Follow responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

5 Responses to “Gluten-Free Morning Glory Muffins”

  1. Lots of good ingredients. Great treat for breakfast with a cup of tea. Yum!

  2. Fantastic. I am going to make these. Thank you!

  3. Denise says:

    I just discovered your site and these muffins. So excited to peruse all your recipes. I also have a Blog and FB page and would love to share things from you that I try and love. I’ll put your info with it. How does that sound?

    In the meantime check us out: Gluten Free

    Just trying to network and create a community as I’m new at this, but having a blast.

    • buddinglotus says:

      Thanks so much! I hope you enjoy these muffins. They are definitely one of my favorites. I would be happy to hear your experience of trying out some of my recipes so definitely let me know if you blog about it so I can see how it came out for you.


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