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Paleo Morning Glory Quick Bread

Quick bread made grain-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free and paleo – this morning glory quick bread includes all the flavors of morning glory muffins, and easily prepared in your blender, this quick bread is a marvelous go-to treat.


The older I get, the more importance I attach to life’s little comforts…

Whether it be relishing my steamy morning beverage, sweating it out in a hot yoga class, or setting aside a moment to enjoy a slice of quick bread alongside a good read, these are the little “me” sessions that, while small and seemingly insignificant, make waves in helping me stay relaxed and focused.

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Everyone has their own approach to treating him or herself, but the key for me is to keep my daily comforts well-conceived, uplifting, strengthening, or healthful…

Wise indulgences, as I like to think of them.

In my late twenties, I would have needed to justify or earn any of these little pleasures before slowing down and taking a breather.

You know, because: guilt, self-loathing, self-imposed pressure to embody perfection while still remaining cool, but not displaying any of the effort that goes into it.

Ohhh momma has that changed.

Being human is challenging enough as it is…we deserve to throw ourselves a bone.

Enter: Dis bone.

All the trappings of a morning glory muffin, but in the form of a loaf.

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What is “Morning Glory” Quick Bread?:

What exactly is a Morning Glory Muffin (or in this case, Morning Glory Quickbread)? It’s a sweet baked treat filled with grated carrots, applesauce, walnuts, shredded coconut, sometimes raisins, and sometimes pineapple?

Quite honestly, morning glory baked goods are very similar to carrot cake!

Depending on your approach to either, the two can be one and the same. Which quite honestly is fine by me, because I love both so dearly. Way I see it, whatever adventure you choose, you’re bound to end up with a comforting result.

You’ll observe the recipe here is similar to the Paleo Carrot Cake I showed you last week.

Same awesome concept, just a few minor tweaks, and in the form of a quick bread rather than a tiered cake.

Psst! If you want to frost this loaf to give it an extra pizzaz, I 200% recommend my Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting!

What Does This Bread Taste Like?:

This bread is everything a good quick bread should be: tender and moist, dense, but airy, sweet but not too sweet, fluffy, full of flavor, the perfect accompaniment to your mug of coffee or tea. Just like carrot cake, there are plenty of ways you can make this recipe your own.

For me, breads like this are that slow morning or afternoon experience, where you cut off a thick slice, pair it with your favorite hot drink, and slowly savor each bite while surfing the internet for quality information or reading a great book, researching getaways, etc.

I’ve also been known to down a huge hunk lickety split after a sweaty hot yoga class, so there’s always that option, too.

Grain-Free Paleo Morning Glory Quick Bread - refined sugar-free, dairy-free, and healthy! | #glutenfree #healthy #breakfast

Recipe Adaptations:

  • Add applesauce, subtract oil
  • Add crushed pineapple, subtract oil
  • Add 1 large ripe banana, subtract pure maple syrup
  • Hazelnut flour in place of almond flour? Sure, we can dig!
  • Pecans in place of walnuts, or go nut-free
  • Add raisins
  • Whip up that Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting I showed you last week and frost the dang thing!
  • Easily turn this bread into muffins by baking the batter in a muffin tray.

More Quick Bread Recipes:

Throw yourself a loaf of morning glory quick bread!

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Grain-Free Paleo Morning Glory Quick Bread - refined sugar-free, dairy-free, and healthy! | #glutenfree #healthy #breakfast

Paleo Morning Glory Quick Bread

Yield: 1 loaf of bread
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Morning Glory Quick Bread with grated carrot, shredded coconut, nuts, and sweetened with pure maple syrup



  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and oil or spray a loaf pan.
  2. Add the first 11 ingredients (eggs through salt) to a blender and blend until smooth. Stir in the remaining ingredients until the batter is well-combined.
  3. Transfer the batter to the prepared loaf pan and bake on the center rack of the oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until bread is golden-brown and firm in the center. Turn off the oven and allow the bread to sit in the hot oven for 5 more minutes. (note: If desired, sprinkle some shredded coconut and sunflower seeds on top of the bread during the last 5 to 10 minutes of baking for garnish.)
  4. Remove the bread from the oven and allow it to cool 1 hour before cutting. When ready to cut, run a knife along the edge of the bread and turn it out onto a cutting board. Cut thick slices and enjoy!


*You can also use algae oil, grapeseed oil, almond oil, avocado oil etc.

Nutrition Information
Yield 10 slices Serving Size 1 of 10
Amount Per Serving Calories 321Total Fat 24gUnsaturated Fat 0gCarbohydrates 17gFiber 4gSugar 10gProtein 8g

Paleo Morning Glory Quick Bread - grain-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free moist and delicious bread!

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Saturday 27th of February 2021

Another amazing recipe! I made this with the ingredients exactly according to the recipe, except I made them as muffins. It made 12 regular sized muffins and five mini muffins. I cooked the regular muffins for 8 minutes then added the mini muffins for another 12 minutes. Then I turned the oven off and let them sit for three minutes in the oven. They came out beautifully, slightly crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. They are so good! Now I just have to restrain myself from eating all of them in one go :) (And I didn’t let them cool at all before eating them LOL)


Saturday 27th of February 2021

Love it! I'm so happy you made them into muffins...sounds amazing! Thanks so much for swinging back to let me know :D xoxo


Wednesday 13th of January 2021

I've made this bread a few times and it's delicious. My favorite version has been to add dried cranberries, 1 tsp+ ginger & subbing applesauce for both maple syrup & oil since I sweeten with just a packet of Stevia. I always end up adding more shredded coconut since I love the texture. I do find I need to bake a little longer with my mods. Thanks Julia!


Thursday 14th of January 2021

Oooh, I love it! Thanks so much for sharing all of that, Anna! xoxoxo

Chelsea Lybarger

Saturday 5th of September 2020

Could you use gluten free flour blends?


Sunday 6th of September 2020

Hi Chelsea,

I haven't tested the recipe using a GF flour blend, but I bet it would work great! Try using 1.5 cups and see where that lands you. If the batter seems thin, add 1/4 to 1/2 cup more :) Hope you enjoy! xoxo


Monday 17th of August 2020

Can i use 2 cups whole wheat flour instead of almond and tapioca flour?


Monday 17th of August 2020

Hi Ashwini,

That's a great question! I haven't tested the recipe using whole wheat flour, so I can't be too sure how it would turn out. My guess is you would need a little less wheat flour, as it is more absorbent than almond and tapioca. I would start with 1 2/3 cups of whole wheat flour and add more if the batter seems too thin. Let me know what you end up doing! xo


Tuesday 28th of July 2020

Thanks for sharing! Does it keep long?


Wednesday 29th of July 2020

Hi Vanessa! The bread will stay fresh in a sealed container (or bag) in the refrigerator for 10 days. If you need longer, you can always freeze it! I do this all the time :) xoxo

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