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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!

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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

Katerina | Diethood
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!
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Servings : 6 large muffins, or 12 regular-sized muffins
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Line a muffin tin with 6 “Texas-sized” muffin paper liners. If using cupcake tin, line all 12 with cupcake paper liners.
  • Whisk together the flour, brown sugar, baking soda, spices and salt.
  • Add in the carrots, apple, coconut, nuts, raisins, prunes, and zest; combine.
  • Mix the wet ingredients in a separate bowl: eggs, oil, orange juice and vanilla.
  • Add wet ingredients to the flour mixture and stir until combined.
  • Fill the muffin liners to the top. If using a cupcake tin, fill those all the way up, too.
  • Sprinkle light brown sugar on top of the muffins.
  • Bake for 22 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool in the pan for 5 minutes and then turn them out on a baking rack.


Calories: 683 kcal | Carbohydrates: 86 g | Protein: 10 g | Fat: 35 g | Saturated Fat: 4 g | Cholesterol: 82 mg | Sodium: 641 mg | Potassium: 492 mg | Fiber: 6 g | Sugar: 41 g | Vitamin A: 7357 IU | Vitamin C: 11 mg | Calcium: 80 mg | Iron: 3 mg

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best morning glory muffins recipe, easy breakfast muffins, easy muffin recipe, Morning Glory Muffins
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47 comments on “Texas-Sized Morning Glory Muffins”

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    Britne @ Shabbott's Habits

    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!

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    Priscilla - She's Cookin'

    So true about being able to add anything – that’s why I like to bake muffins, too. These are guaranteed to get your day off to an energetic start! Keep the breakfast recipes comin’ 🙂

  3. These muffins look delicious, breakfast is my favorite meal of the day too! Oddly enough I had a dream about giant muffins last night… anyways 🙂

  4. Well obviously Texas muffins belong in Texas 🙂 I’ll have to make these very very soon! I adore big muffins.

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    Baking Serendipity

    Giant muffins are the best! I love baking a batch on Sunday nights and having them for school all week 🙂 Yours look seriously fantastic! I love it!

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    A little bit of everything

    my breakfast is always in a hurry but these ginormous muffins sound great. love the addition of the apples.
    thanks for sharing Kate

  7. These muffins are awesome, all in one…great with a cup of coffee or tea…yummie! Have a great week ahead 🙂

  8. now thats a muffin for me!! What a great way to start my day and it would go perfect with my 20 oz coffee!!

  9. 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…

  10. 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.

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    the constant hunger

    Since I’ve started experimenting with baking, I haven’t made muffins yet. These look amazing. Must try!

  12. I really never had muffins for breakfast 🙂 These look crunchy and cute.. Im sure with milk they would be really great breakfast meal 🙂

  13. 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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    claudia lamascolo

    you are not helping me with my diet! I have 10 pounds to go now 20 coming here today! This look awesome 🙂

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    Emily @ Life On Food

    Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. If I don’t get something in my stomach you don’t want to be around me. These muffins look like quite the treat. Going to get the recipe now!

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    The Farmers Wife

    Yum! Great muffin recipe, I’m with you I love making muffins. They’re so extremely versatile!

  17. This is one of those everything but the kitchen sink muffins, and it looks wonderful. I can only imagine how good these are warm from the oven.

  18. These look AWESOME! I love muffins of any size but these look huge and extra wonderful! I second Sandra on the awesome photos comment 🙂

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    Sandra's Easy Cooking

    Wonderful muffins..I am not much of breakfast eater but could have one of yours with my morning coffee:)) Awesome photos!!!

  20. These muffins looks incredible! Love how many goodies you added in there! Carrots, apples, coconut, walnuts, raisins and orange! YUM

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