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A healthy morning glory muffin that’s made with no grains. If you like sugar, this is not for you. But if you want a healthy flaxseed muffin that’s full of fiber and healthy fats, you’ve come to the right place! Just 8 ingredients plus spices make up this easy grain free muffin recipe.
Grain-free Healthy Morning Glory Muffins
When I stopped eating grains a few years ago, I came across a brand—Flax4Life. All of their products were flaxseed based, which was a huge score for me. At the time, I couldn’t tolerate almonds either, which meant nothing made with almond flour.
Fast forward, and I’ve gotten past some of my leaky gut issues that led to food sensitivities, but I still very much value flaxseed. I’ll talk more about this in a moment – but for now, I present to you a healthy muffin that’s made with just the good stuff. Here’s what you can expect:
What makes these morning glory muffins healthy?
- No refined sugar
- Only 2 tablespoons of maple syrup added. If you like sweet muffins, these are not for you!
- Made with flaxseed, which is rich in omega 3 fatty acids and provide a healthy dose of fiber
- This muffin recipe has all real food. Nothing fake or artificial here!
- These muffins are low in carbs
- 7 grams of plant-based protein
What are the benefits of flaxseed?
This flaxseed muffin recipe contains this so-called superfood as it’s base, and main ingredient. If you’ve never baked with ground flax seeds before, this is a great recipe to start with! Here’s what I love about the seeds:
- They are high in omega-3 fatty acids
- High fiber content – 3 grams in 1 TBSP
- They are packed with nutrients
- Flax seeds may improve cholesterol and/or blood pressure
- They contain high quality plant protein
How to Make Paleo Morning Glory Muffins
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and line a muffin tin with liners (these are my favorite eco-friendly baking cups).
In a medium sized bowl, mix the ground flax seed, coconut flour, baking powder and spices. Make a well (hole) in the middle and add the wet ingredients, which include eggs, melted coconut oil (feel free to sub butter or avocado oil), unsweetened applesauce, vanilla and maple syrup. Mix to combine and then add shredded carrots.
Lastly, fold in your mix-ins (see note below). Fill 9 baking cups and place in oven for 18-20 minutes. Once done, let them cool before enjoying.
Questions about Paleo Morning Glory Muffins
I am nut free. Can I make this nut-free? Yes! Leave out the pecans, and replace them with another mix-in. Of course note the inclusion of coconut and be sure that there is not an allergy or sensitivity to that.
What other add-ins can I include? Change up the add-in’s as you desire; just include a total of 1/2 cup of whatever you choose. Ideas to consider: raisins, unsweetened dried coconut, pecan pieces, finely diced or shredded apple, chopped pineapple (ensure there’s not a lot of juice) or chopped dates.
How to store these grain-free muffins: Store these in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week, or store them similarly in a freezer for up to 3 months.
A healthy morning glory muffin that's made with no grains. If you like sugar, this is not for you. But if you want a healthy flaxseed muffin that's full of fiber and healthy fats, you've come to the right place! Just 8 ingredients plus spices make up this easy grain free muffin recipe.
- 4 eggs
- 1/3 cup coconut oil , melted
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1-2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/3 cup carrot , grated (about 1 large)
- 1/4 cup pecan pieces
- 1/4 cup unsweetened dried coconut
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium sized bowl, mix dry ingredients.
Add wet ingredients and mix to combine. Fold in add in's. Let mixture sit for 2-3 minutes to allow flax to thicken. During this time, line muffin tin with muffin liners.
Bake 18-20 minutes.
Let cool before enjoying.
These keep well in the refrigerator for up to 1 week, or freeze them in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
Want more grain-free muffins? Try one of these!