Morning Glory Muffins (AIP/Paleo/Sugar Free)

We’re getting back into the groove of things after spring break last week. We had a great week together, ice fishing, sleepover at Nana and Grandpa’s, swimming, playing with friends, and baking with Mom! Kids were happy with their week together, and this Mama was pooped out by the end. Man oh man all three kids keep me busy!  But really, I wouldn’t want it any other way.


I’ve  been experimenting with a muffin recipe that is only sweetened with veggies and fruit. Ever since I tried this pear and parsnip teacake by Healing Family Eats, I knew I had to try some more baking with parsnip. I mean, it’s kind of genius.  Parsnip is the perfect addition to sugar free baking. The parsnip adds just the right amount of sweetness in these muffins, without overpowering the taste.


I didn’t realize how much I was missing muffins until I made these. I used to make, and eat, gluten-free muffins often. They were my go-to treat and snack. Hubby tasted these and commented that they’re better than the dry gluten-free muffins I used to make. I didn’t know whether to take it as a compliment or an insult, but I’ll go with compliment. I brought some of these on our ice fishing trip last week, perfect on-the-go snack, something I’m always looking for on AIP!


Morning Glory Muffins (AIP/Paleo/Sugar Free)

Morning Glory Muffins (AIP/Paleo/Sugar Free)



  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Add plantains, vanilla, acv, coconut oil, and pumpkin purée to a high powered blender. Purée until smooth.
  3. Make the gelatin eggs, then add to blender and mix.
  4. Whisk together dry ingredients.
  5. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  6. Mix in carrot, parsnip, apple, and raisins.
  7. Separate batter into ten greased muffin cups. I grease mine with coconut oil.
  8. Bake for 50 minutes.
  9. Allow to cool completely before removing from pan.
  10. Enjoy!

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    • Rebecca says:

      Hi Berneda!
      I really haven’t experimented with creating a low carb version of these muffins. Please report back if you do!

  1. Hannah Campbell says:

    Hi Rebecca!

    I just wanted to let you know that I’ve included this recipe in my roundup of 150 Paleo breakfast recipes (including egg-free, AIP-friendly, and low-FODMAP options).

    Check it out!

    Thanks for providing such beautiful recipes for our community. If you feel inclined to share the post with your audience, I would so appreciate the exposure! 🙂

    Hannah Campbell
    Whole Food, Whole You

  2. Sara says:

    This is brilliant! Thank you for creating and sharing all of these amazing recipes. So so grateful to have found your blog! As for these muffins, how long do they typically last, and any suggestions on serving size?

    • Rebecca says:

      Awe Thank you so much Sara, that made my day 🙂 I try to keep my serving size to one or two muffins. As for how long they last, I’d say a week or so in the fridge, but I usually store them in the freezer so I know they will last awhile (at least a few months), and I just reheat when I want to enjoy a muffin. Hope this helps!

  3. Sara says:

    Love these muffins! I’m new to AIP and these are a life saver. Grab and go foods that aren’t veggies and leftover meat are crux to being able to stay on the plan. Thanks for sharing the recipe and for having such a lovey blog. Next will you invent an AIP muffin/bread/bar recipe that takes a little less prep time. These suckers take me about an hour to prepare.

    • Rebecca says:

      So happy to hear you enjoy the muffins, Sara! They are time consuming, aren’t they? I like to prepare all ingredients ahead of time (mise en place) before mixing, it feels like it saves time! I also will often make two batches of these at a time and then freeze. This way I can enjoy them longer but will have only made them once! But yes, less time consuming, grab and go snacks will be coming 🙂

  4. Michelle says:

    Overjoyed by how fantastic these are! Today I’m battling a migraine and wanted something comforting and carb-y.

    I subbed sweet potato for the pumpkin, and left out the vanilla and cinnamon because I have balsam of Peru allergy. They were still very good! Thanks very much!

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