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Morning glory muffins

March 2, 2017

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..

5.0 from 1 reviews
Morning glory muffins
Recipe type: Muffins
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Serves: 12
3SP blue, green & purple/2PP
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup liquid egg whites
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 large grated apple (peeled)
  • 1.5 cups grated carrots
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries (cut into small pieces)
  • 1¼ cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • For the topping
  • 2 Tbsp chopped pecans
  • ½ Tbsp chia seeds
  • ½ Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp quick oats
  1. Preheat oven to 350F, spray a regular 12 hole muffin pan with non stick spray.
  2. Using the food processor shred both your carrots and apple separately
  3. In a bowl whisk together your egg, egg whites and sugar.
  4. Cut your dried cranberries up into small pieces and add to mixture.
  5. Add in your apple sauce, vanilla, and apples/carrots, stir well.
  6. Fold in your flour, baking powder and soda, cinnamon and ginger.
  7. Divide batter into your 12 muffin cups, do not use paper liners.
  8. In a small bowl mix your ingredients for the topping and sprinkle over the tops of your muffins.
  9. Bake in oven for 25 minutes.
  10. Let cool, makes 12 muffins at 3 smart points on all 3 MyWW programs (2 points plus)
  11. 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
  12. Muffins best stored in fridge, freeze after a few days.
  13. *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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    Reply Jen March 3, 2017 at 2:46 am

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

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle March 4, 2017 at 1:14 pm

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

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    Reply Andrea March 10, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    This looks amazing! Why no liners?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle March 10, 2017 at 6:16 pm

      They will stick based of ingredients used

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    Reply Heather March 12, 2017 at 11:56 am

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚ looks like a great recipe for me to add to the my box of goodies ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle March 12, 2017 at 1:10 pm

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

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    Reply Marla March 13, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    These are delicious! Thank you for another great recipe.

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      Reply Drizzle March 17, 2017 at 1:05 pm

      So glad you enjoyed them ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Reply Estefany Suazo March 18, 2017 at 5:04 pm

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

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      Reply Drizzle March 19, 2017 at 2:35 pm

      I think the cranberries are 7SP for the serving

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    Reply Emily April 1, 2017 at 8:10 pm

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

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle April 2, 2017 at 1:36 pm

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

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    Reply Tracy Shillington August 6, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    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…

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      Reply Drizzle August 13, 2017 at 12:59 pm

      Awesome, so glad you enjoyed ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Reply Lyssette Vazquez March 12, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    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?

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      Reply Drizzle March 14, 2018 at 3:08 pm

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

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    Reply Nancy March 24, 2018 at 1:21 pm

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

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      Reply Drizzle March 25, 2018 at 7:46 pm

      Glad you enjoyed the muffins Nancy ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Reply Sabrina September 24, 2018 at 4:45 pm

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

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      Reply Drizzle September 27, 2018 at 12:40 pm

      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

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    Reply Barbara May 21, 2019 at 10:02 am

    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 Drizzle May 26, 2019 at 1:48 pm

      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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