Morning Glory Muffins – glutenfree, egg free, vegan option

Well, here you have it folks, my first recipe share from school! All our recipes are in metric measurements so I converted it for you at home, weighing out the ingredients on my digital scale and then measured the imperial amounts to make this delicious Morning Glory Muffin recipe (one of my favourite muffins ever).

Fresh morning glory muffin right out of the oven – love the flavour from the blend of apple, carrot, coconut, and pineapple.

Mix batter just until moistened

Mix batter just until moistened

I made a gluten free version because I have a lot of gluten free flours that I am trying to experiment with, and I didn’t have eggs in the house so I made an egg-free version. The only reason these are not vegan is because there is a bit of butter in the coconut streusel topping, below I’ve written a vegan alternative for you though.

They are very moist muffins with all the fresh fruit, using fresh pineapple is key – it tastes delicious. You will need to bake them a bit longer than you want to because they are so moist, just a few extra minutes will do.


Ready for the oven! I like to use parchment muffin cup liners, these ones are called tulips. They look nice when they bake and make for easy clean up!


RECIPE (Yield 9 muffins)

Streusel topping:
2 Tablespoons of butter (vegan option: use coconut oil, or earth balance)
2 Tablespoons of sugar, granulated
1/2 cup of coconut flour (I recently bought mine at Costco, organic too)
splash of vanilla
pinch of lemon zest (optional)

Melt the butter or coconut oil, and gently stir in the sugar, coconut flour, and vanilla. The mixture should be crumbly, with a few lumps. Set aside to use for toppings on the muffin right before baking.


Coconut Streusel Topping (gluten free) – adds a nice texture to the finished muffin.


3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 cup gluten-free all purpose blend*
(you could use regular pastry flour here if you don’t have a gluten sensitivity) *my flour is the Cloud 9 brand, purchased also from Costco

2 pinches of cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 pinches of salt
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup shredding coconut
1/3 cup raisins
1-2 carrots, medium size, grated
3/4 cup chopped apple
1/2 cup fresh pineapple, diced small like the apple
1/3 cup toasted pecans, chopped

Flax goop:
(1.5 tablespoons flax meal, heated gently on stove top in a small pot with 5 tablespoons of water. Heat until the mixture becomes goopy, then set aside to cool before using).
If you are okay with using eggs, then use one egg and one egg yolk instead of the flax goop.


1. Prepare your streusel topping and flax goop separately and set aside.
2. Preheat your oven to 350F, and line a muffin pan with parchment cups, or grease the pan well
3. Sift your flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon and set aside.
4. Combine the flax goop, sugar, oil, vanilla, and mix in with the dry ingredients.
5. Fold in the remaining ingredients just until blended.
6. Spoon into the pan, and top with the streusel crumble over each muffin.
7. Bake for approximately 35 minutes or until down (tooth pick comes out clean).
8. Cool for a few minutes before serving.




2 thoughts on “Morning Glory Muffins – glutenfree, egg free, vegan option

  1. AT says:

    The muffins were ok but the streusel topping was gross. It fell off the sides and browned far faster than the muffins took to cook. It also made way too much so we have left over. My kids won’t eat them because of the topping. I’ve made better gluten free muffins that required a lot less oil too.

    • Jeanette says:

      Sorry to hear that! I did not note that the streusel topping does make more than needed, and it is optional. What kind of Gf muffins have you had success with? I dont make them very often.

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