Texas-Sized Morning Glory Muffins

This easy recipe for jumbo muffins is perfect for busy mornings and lazy weekend brunches alike! Made with walnuts, coconut, carrots and more, this Morning Glory Muffins are moist, fluffy and delicious!

texas-sized muffins


Breakfast is the most important meal of the day… I’m pretty sure that’s been established. Luckily for me, and some of you may already know this, it is also my favorite meal of the day…

Eggs, bacon, toast, pancakes – you name it, I make it. But, one of my favorite morning treats to bake is a big ol’ scrumptious muffin. I like muffins because I can get really creative with these little guys; I can add veggies, fruits, nuts, seeds…whatever my heart desires, and I can make them taste pretty darn good, if I do say so myself.


These Texas-sized muffins were inspired by a recipe that I came across on the net at Honest Cooking, the online food magazine. What caught my eye was all the tasty goodness that made up this delightful, cakey muffin.

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Texas-Sized Morning Glory Muffins
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
45 mins

This easy recipe for jumbo Morning Glory muffins is perfect for busy mornings and lazy weekend brunches alike! Moist and fluffy muffins you're sure to love!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 large muffins, or 12 regular-sized muffins
Calories: 260 kcal
Author: Katerina | Diethood
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar , packed
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups grated carrots
  • 2 apples , chopped
  • 1/4 cup sweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup dried prunes , chopped
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cups Canola oil
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • zest of 1 orange
  • light brown sugar for sprinkling on top
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Line a muffin tin with 6 “Texas-sized” muffin paper liners. If using cupcake tin, line all 12 with cupcake paper liners.
  3. Whisk together the flour, brown sugar, baking soda, spices and salt.
  4. Add in the carrots, apple, coconut, nuts, raisins, prunes, and zest; combine.
  5. Mix the wet ingredients in a separate bowl: eggs, oil, orange juice and vanilla.
  6. Add wet ingredients to the flour mixture and stir until combined.
  7. Fill the muffin liners to the top. If using a cupcake tin, fill those all the way up, too.
  8. Sprinkle light brown sugar on top of the muffins.
  9. Bake for 22 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  10. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes and then turn them out on a baking rack.
Nutrition Facts
Texas-Sized Morning Glory Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 260
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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47 Responses
  1. Love these. Every time I make muffins I’m disappointed with how small they turn out. When I have guests I want to serve a nice big substantial muffin that could rival my local bakery. These just may fill the bill 😉 Thanks for sharing!

  2. Kate, I love your title of Texas-sized. Your muffins look melt-in-the-mouth. I agree breakfast is most important. There’s a saying that if you want to eat well in Britain, you need to eat Breakfast three times a day! 😉
    So goes without saying that triple helpings of your Texas-sized muffins would go down a treat…

  3. Kate, I would have to agree that you make a pretty darn good muffin! These look amazing and I love the coconut carrot combo. Muffins are like smoothies…you have to be careful what you put into them…but these look to be somewhere between totally good for you and sinfully yummy! Can’t wait to try them.

  4. I love big breakfasts, and I love big muffins. Thank you so much for sharing with me tonight. I always know I will find something that will make me smile! Your sweet and creative spirit brings me such happiness. I hope you have a great day tomorrow full of hope and love.

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