I am sure you know by now creating low point muffins and loaves is one of my favorite things to do.. I love to bake and I love to experiment and see what combinations I can come up with while keeping the smart point value nice and low.. We all enjoy a fresh baked muffin in the morning or perhaps afternoon with a cup of tea.. These morning glory muffins are bursting with flavor, the apple & carrot combination was amazing, my husband could not get enough of these (lucky for him he is not counting points and ate about 5 one after the other!) you need to make these, you will love them! Makes 12 full size muffins for 3 smart points each and just 98 calories..

Morning glory muffins

Drizzle
3SP blue, green & purple/2PP
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Muffins
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup liquid egg whites
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 large grated apple peeled
  • 1.5 cups grated carrots
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries cut into small pieces
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • For the topping
  • 2 Tbsp chopped pecans
  • 1/2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp quick oats

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F, spray a regular 12 hole muffin pan with non stick spray.
  • Using the food processor shred both your carrots and apple separately
  • In a bowl whisk together your egg, egg whites and sugar.
  • Cut your dried cranberries up into small pieces and add to mixture.
  • Add in your apple sauce, vanilla, and apples/carrots, stir well.
  • Fold in your flour, baking powder and soda, cinnamon and ginger.
  • Divide batter into your 12 muffin cups, do not use paper liners.
  • In a small bowl mix your ingredients for the topping and sprinkle over the tops of your muffins.
  • Bake in oven for 25 minutes.
  • Let cool, makes 12 muffins at 3 smart points on all 3 MyWW programs (2 points plus)
  • Nutritional info per muffin (not incl carrot/apple) Calories 98...Fat 1.4g..Sat fat 0.2g..Carbs 16.2g...Fiber 0.9g..Sugars 5.4g...Protein 4.7g
  • Muffins best stored in fridge, freeze after a few days.
  • *Please note I do not incl veggies & fruit in the nutritional info because for weight watchers fruit and veggies don't have point values, if your counting calories then you might want to add those into the equation.

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22 Comments

  1. how many carrots would equal 1 1/2 cup? 2 maybe? Thanks. Excited to to try this muffin recipe.

    • Drizzle Reply

      Really depends on the size of your carrots, mine were big and I used 2

  2. How could I change up the tipping to be nut free aside from just omitting it? I have an allergic little guy, so I’m always loving recipes with some alternative nut free options 🙂 looks like a great recipe for me to add to the my box of goodies 🙂

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Heather, what about sprinkling a little nut free granola on them??

  3. Estefany Suazo Reply

    How many points would it be if I left out the cranberries ?

  4. I loved them! Perfect with a protein for a balanced breakfast! Do you think you could do zucchini instead of carrots?

    • Drizzle Reply

      Glad you enjoyed them, and I think so, but be careful as the zucchini is more watery

  5. Tracy Shillington Reply

    Oh my goodness, these are so fantastic! I have never baked with applesauce and liquid egg whites before, and I am very pleased with this result!!! Making a second batch now…

  6. Lyssette Vazquez Reply

    I made these and at first they were fine, but the day after I baked them they were a bit dry. Any idea as why this might happen?

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi there, not too sure why they dried up, maybe storing them in the fridge would help?

  7. These muffins were delicious, moist and flavourful, my favorite so far!

  8. Hello, if I use almond flour would the points chance do you think?

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi, sorry I am not too familiar with almond flour as far as baking and points go, I never use it so I can’t go you an honest answer .. all I can suggest is to try it and watch them as they bake

  9. I just made these and am very upset. They are so delicious that I could eat half of them in one sitting!!!! Thank you – LOVE them!

    • Drizzle Reply

      Oh no.. I read the first part of your message and was like yikes I’m scared to read the rest lol.. glad you enjoyed them, maybe freeze them right away

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