morning glory muffin bread.

this was a VERY good idea.  i don’t have that many, but i can say this was one of them!  the morning glory muffin is my all-time favorite muffin.  it’s got the kitchen sink:  banana, pineapple, carrots, dried fruit, walnuts, you name it!  i love it with pineapple, but i didn’t have any.

these muffins are packed with healthy ingredients, but also packed with lots of calories.

unless you make them like this!!!  here’s a low-calorie, clean version of the morning glory muffin.  i found this recipe in GOOD HOUSEKEEPING.  and then i tweaked it to make it even more healthy.

and then, because i was in a hurry, i turned the muffins into a bread.  great decision.


  • 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour (or g-free or buckwheat.  your flour of choice)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

whisk together.

  • stir in 1 cup of oats.

in another bowl, combine the wet ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana, smashed
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil (look at how little oil you need for this!)
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 3/4 cup applesauce, unsweetened
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg (you probably don’t need this egg because you have banana, but i added it anyway)

add those wet ingredients to the dry and stir in:

  • 3 shredded carrots, and
  • whatever fruit you like.  i added chopped dried apricots, raisins, cranberries, cherries, and some chopped walnuts.

pour into a loaf pan, sprayed and lined with parchment paper.
bake at 400 for 35 or 40 minutes, or until browned on top.  or make them into muffins and bake for only 25 minutes.  but the bread is so great.

i love the idea that i just had a piece of this beautiful bread, and i don’t have to feel guilty about it!

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