It is being a hard winter for us in Canada this year and I bet many of us have dug in serious eating during December. We better start detoxing, slowly decreasing the craving for sweets and carbs and going back to healthy eating.

Time to bake my Craving Stopper – Morning Glory Muffins. They have always helped me when I am trying to get in the healthy eating mode. They’re loaded with so much: bananas, apples, cranberries, coconut, flex seed, nuts, carrots, it is a full breakfast or a snack that will feed you for many hours.

Having it for breakfast, you will feel fed for the whole morning, with no cravings, I promise!

I got this recipe from The Kitchn and as always, it worked perfectly. They turned out moist, light and delicious. Actually, check out their amazing cook book here!

Stop craving muffins

 

Craving Stopper Morning Glory Muffins

16 standard-size muffins

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar (or any sugar substitute)
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon table salt
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
2 large carrots, peeled and grated (about 1 cup)
1 large tart apple, peeled, cored, and grated
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (I used almonds)
1/2 cup dried cranberries
3 large eggs
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup canola oil
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons molasses
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly grease 16-standard size muffin cups or fill with liners and lightly grease.

In a large bowl, whisk the whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, ground flaxseed, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and ginger. Add the carrots, apple, coconut, pecans, and cranberries and stir until combined.

In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, bananas, canola oil, olive oil, molasses, and vanilla. Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until blended. Divide the batter evenly among the 16 muffin cups.

Bake the muffins for about 22-24 minutes, until golden brown but still just slightly undercooked in the center (they will finish cooking while cooling). Rest the muffins in the pan for 5 minutes, then remove and cool completely on a wire rack.

Craving Stopper - morning glory muffin

The first batch I made with small muffin tins (above picture) just to find out that I would never eat only one muffin. For the second batch I bought a set of large muffin tins with the linings and they turned out amazing!

Let me know if these muffins have helped to stop your cravings like they do for me! (Of course, I need a large one).

Disclosure: There are some Amazon affiliate links below and I may receive commissions for purchases made through links in this post, but these are all products I highly recommend. I won’t put anything on this page that I haven’t verified and/or personally used.

Morning glory muffins - craving stopper muffins

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