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Gluten Free Morning Glory Muffins

Gluten free morning glory muffins made with oat flour. This refined sugar-free muffin recipe is naturally sweetened, and you’d never know the muffins are gluten-free!

Does life ever feel like a massive game of 52 Card Pickup? You take all of your ideas, goals, fears, limitations, aspirations, feelings, hopes, put some upward force on them in order to see where and how they fall?  Maybe for you, 52 Card Pickup is daily…maybe quarterly or annually…maybe once every ten years.

If you’re charging through your quarter-life crisis, you may be able to relate to the constant 52 Card Toss, where sometimes your cards plummet with the momentum of an 18 wheeler and sometimes they descend casually, gradually, elegantly like the tiniest down feather that keeps getting swooped up by an airstream. Sometimes your cards fall the way normal cards would: with gravity. And periodically no amount of searching will end in a complete 52-card deck. You may find a card in the refrigerator months later.

There are rounds of 52 that are fun and inspiring, where some rounds are nerve wracking.  No matter where or when the 52 land, the result is the same: they land. The key is in the toss. No tossing means no change. No rearrangement. No 18 wheelers crashing; no teeny down feathers tickling your nose on the way down. The toss is where the magic happens – no matter how cruel, gut wrenching, or tiring it can be….it can be amazing.

The morning glory muffin is how you want to start the day when the day also begins with 18 wheelers.  It contains all your favorite subtle flavors and this one’s not average. This one scrapes semi trucks off your living room floor.  It is made with oat flour instead of wheat. Applesauce instead of oil. Honey instead of sugar. It’s good for you and it’s down for a game of 52.


Oat Flour Morning Glory Muffins

Oat Flour Morning Glory Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Delicious gluten-free morning glory muffins made with oat flour and sweetened with honey are an amazing breakfast or snack.



  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly oil a muffin pan with grapeseed or olive oil.
  2. In a mixer or mixing bowl, add eggs, applesauce, yogurt and vanilla extract. Mix until combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, stir together oat flour, oats, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and lemon zest.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture and mix until combined. Add the remaining ingredients (raisins, shredded carrot, walnuts, shredded coconut, honey) and mix until combined.
  5. Fill the muffin holes to the top (oat flour does not rise as much as wheat flour) and bake for 13 to 15 minutes or until the muffins test clean.
Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1 of 12
Amount Per Serving Calories 261Total Fat 7gUnsaturated Fat 0gCarbohydrates 41gNet Carbohydrates 39gFiber 2gSugar 17gProtein 3g

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Monday 20th of September 2021

HI again Julia! Thanks so much for the idea to replace the honey with very ripe banana. That is great! Can you please tell me how much banana? I really appreciate all of your time. Also, while I am writing, by any chancedo you know if you can replace the carrot with pumpkin for a switch off with muffin flavors? If so, would you be able to tell me how much pumpkin to use? You can freeze these, right? Thanks SO much for all of your help.



Friday 17th of September 2021

Hello. Can you replace all of the honey with some kind of fruit? Thank you.


Friday 17th of September 2021

Hi there!

I would recommend replacing the honey with very ripe banana. :) I've done this myself and enjoyed the way the muffins turned out. xoxo


Sunday 29th of August 2021

These sound delicious. Can the yogurt be replaced with something dairy free?


Monday 30th of August 2021

Hi Molly! Yes, absolutely! You can use dairy-free yogurt or just add more applesauce. Hope you enjoy! xo


Monday 20th of May 2019

Thanks for the recipe Julia - the muffins are excellent! The texture and taste are both great! I used mashed banana and avocado instead of the applesauce - my homemade batch was frozen...and it worked out great. Next time I will use half the honey and replace 1/4 cup with applesauce or banana. Thanks again, this recipe is a keeper and will be made many times!

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