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Morning Glory Muffins- a Perfect Protein Rich Breakfast or Snack

When life is busy, I reach in the freezer and pull out one of these bad boys, my Morning Glory Muffins.

Don’t be intimidated by the number of ingredients! Trust me, make it once and you will see how easy and fast these actually are to make!


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour

  • 2 tsp baking soda

  • 2 tsp cinnamon

  • ½ tsp salt

  • 3 eggs

  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • ¼ cuphoney

  • ⅓ cup oil

  • ⅓ cup orange juice

  • zest of 1 orange

  • 2 cups grated carrots

  • 1 cup grated apple (optional)

  • 1-2 scoops vanilla protein powder

  • ½ cup dried blueberries cranberries work great too

  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds + more to sprinkle on top

  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds + more to sprinkle on top

  • ¼ cup ground flax seed

  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 and prepare muffin tins with liners and cooking spray.

  2. In one large bowl mix together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg. Whisk together and set aside.

  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the rest of the ingredients and mix thoroughly. Spend time here making sure the brown sugar is fully dissolved.

  4. Now, pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Using a spatula, fold everything together. Make sure to mix thoroughly to avoid any clumps of flour.

  5. Scoop the batter into each prepared muffin tin. This will make between 12-14 muffins depending on the size of muffin you are looking for.

  6. Bake for 6 minutes, and then reduce the temp to 350 and bake for an additional 17-19 minutes. Remove from the oven when you can poke with a toothpick and it comes out clean.

  7. Once baked, remove from the oven and let sit in a muffin tin for 10 minutes. Boom you are good to go! Enjoy these!

Feel free to make these muffins and share them on Instagram! Tag me @strongirlsinc!

Carolyn Food Coach Fitness Trainer Mother-of-Three

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