Rise & Shine Gluten-Free Morning Glory Muffins


Ingredients Print Recipe


5

eggs

1/2

cup coconut oil

2

teaspoons vanilla extract

1

cup organic brown sugar

2

cups rice flour

1

cup rolled oats

1

cup unsweetened, flaked coconut

1

cup golden raisins

1

apple, grated

2

cups grated carrot

1/2

cup chopped walnuts (optional)

2

teaspoons ground cinnamon

2

teaspoons baking powder

2

teaspoons baking soda

1/4

teaspoon salt

This recipe makes a great sweet treat to go with your healthy breakfast when you’re wanting a little something-something with it, or a fast afternoon grab with a cup of green tea. The recipe was modified from a perennially popular muffin sold at Haven, a local eatery here in the Berkshires, where I live. It’s sure-to-please even those who are skeptical about natural foods – like parents or in-laws – at your next Sunday brunch.

Make a batch on a Sunday morning and enjoy for the first few days of the week.

Makes 16.

Ingredients

  • 5 eggs
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup organic brown sugar
  • 2 cups rice flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened, flaked coconut
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 1 apple, grated
  • 2 cups grated carrot
  • Optional 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

To Prepare

Preheat oven to 350°.

Line a regular sized muffin tin with paper baking cups. Mix all ingredients until this very thick batter is evenly moistened. Fill muffin cups ¾ of the way.

Bake 25 minutes until firm and toasty brown colored. Cool in the tins and then on a rack.

Enjoy!

AJR-Sig

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Trudi Dido

thanks.... I will take these out to the powwow at Stone Mountain tomorrow and make some new friends... and keep some old ones happy ! LOL

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jenny

any suggestions for altering the recipe to use maple syrup or honey instead of sugar?

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    aviva

    i'd just sub a little less MS for the honey as it's sweeter...

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    Bianca

    I would first try 1/4 cup maple syrup and a 1/4 honey and a dash more rice flour. I'm going to try.

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angie

Really delicious! Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful recipe :-)

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Sarah

Can the shredded coconut be left out? Or does it contribute to the texture?

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    aviva

    IT contributes to texture and taste -- but you could probably add something else, maybe some more carrot or apple?

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amanda

These are sooooo delicious. A great recipe that the whole family can feel good about. I usually make muffins that my kids won't eat because they aren't sweet enough, but i refuse to make cupcakes disguised as muffins. The kids gobbled these up as i smiled with satisfaction!! Thank you for a great recipe!! ps, I used coconut sugar....yum!

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LT

These are so tasty!!! Perfect when on the go. I reduced the sugar to a quarter cup and added a can of pineapple.

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Jessica

Can almond, tapioca or coconut flour be substituted for rice flour? I have the other 3 on hand and would love to avoid buying another. Thanks! Can't wait to try these.

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    Megan Liebmann

    Hi Jessica, We have not tried substituting the flours, but my best bet would be to go with the almond flour! Give it a try and let us know!! Megan- Aviva Romm’s Executive Assistant and Online Nutrition Expert

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Melissa

These look wonderful! I am curious if you have a suggestion for replacing the eggs though - my 6 year old was just diagnosed with an egg allergy and we are trying to learn the best egg replacers for various types of recipes. Would something like Bob's Red Mill egg replacer do? I have tried using ground flax mixed with water a couple of times and the resulting baked goods were incredibly dense and flat.

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    Megan Liebmann

    Hi Melissa, With the egg replacers I have found that it's best to work with recipes that don't actually call for so many eggs (my family also con't eat eggs). Thus far my favorite methods are flax eggs, chia eggs, and collagen eggs. I've personally never worked with the egg replacers you can buy in the stores so I can't speak to how well they work. Give the chia eggs and the collagen eggs a shot and from my personal experience, I only work with recipes that call for 2 or LESS eggs. I hope this helps! Warm wishes, Megan- Aviva Romm's Executive Assistant & Functional Health Coach

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Kathryn

Couple of questions- 1- How are rolled oats GF? I looked at the container labeled GF and the regular and they had the same ingredients...? 2- For the no sugar added portion of this lifestyle, how is organic brown sugar ok? Thanks in advance!

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    Amanda Swan

    Hi ! I am the nurse practitioner in Dr Romm's practice, and I often hop in to answer comments and questions since Dr Romm doesn't always have time to get to them all! To answer your questions, when buying oats, it is important to look for certified GF oats, as oats are often processed in facilities that also process wheat, so contamination can be an issue. Organic brown sugar can be omitted for those who are avoiding added sugars! Enjoy! ~amanda, APRN

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