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Morning Glory Muffins My Way~Low Calorie

Famous Morning Glory Muffins really are loved around the world! These are just as delicious and they have less calories than the original recipe and are 5 Smart WW Points.
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Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: All Cuisines!
Servings: 9
Calories: 186


  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup wheat flour
  • ½+⅕ cup sugar
  • ½ tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup carrots grated
  • ½ apple peeled and chopped
  • ½ cup raisins or craisins
  • 1/2 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • ¼ cup applesauce unsweetened
  • 1/8 cup oil
  • ½ tablespoon vanilla extract


  • 2 tablespoons walnuts chopped
  • 2 tablespoons wheat germ optional


  • Preheat the oven to 425º.
  • Grease or spray 9 muffin cups or use cupcake liners.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk the half an egg, egg whites, applesauce, oil, and vanilla extract. Set aside.
  • By hand or with a mixer on lowest speed, mix the flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Mix in the carrots, apples, and craisins.
  • Mix in the egg mixture until just moistened.
  • Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups, fillingv them almost to the top.
  • FOR THE TOPPING: In a small bowl, combine the walnuts and wheat germ and sprinkle this over the tops of the muffins.
  • Bake at 425º for 8 minutes, then lower the oven temperature to 375º and bake for 7 to 12 more minutes or until a cake tester inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • Cool the muffins in the pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes, then remove the muffins to a wire rack to cool.
  • Store the muffins covered at room temperature.


HALF AN EGG?  Whisk one egg in a small bowl and eyeball one half of the whisked egg.  It is roughly 2 tablespoons.
LEFTOVERS?   Freeze the muffins in a freezer bag or container for up to 1 month.  Remove the muffins from the freezer bag or container and place them on a wire rack to thaw. OR, TO REHEAT FROZEN MUFFINS, place the muffins in the microwave for 20-30 seconds or in a 350°F. oven or toaster oven for 5-10 minutes. 
Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 164mg | Potassium: 175mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 2398IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg