April 08, 2023


These Morning Glory Protein Muffins are an explosion of happy flavors! They have grated carrot, shredded apple, chopped pecans, orange, and ginger. Of course I made them gluten-free, dairy-free, and packed with protein! These muffins make a convenient breakfast or snack. Feel free to add raisins, coconut, or pineapple juice in place of the orange juice. You can also make these vegan by substituting the egg white for ground flax!

Did you know? A study in women showed that simply increasing their protein intake from 15% to 30% of total intake caused them to consume about 440 fewer calories per day, which was enough to lose 11 pounds in 12 weeks. (source) It's no wonder! Increasing protein intake helps us moderate blood sugar, stay fuller longer, and increase metabolic rate.

Morning Glory Protein Muffins

Protein recommendations

For these Morning Glory Protein Muffins, I use LIV Body Lean Vegan Protein in Oatmeal Creme Cookie flavor. This naturally-sweetened pea protein is free of artificial ingredients, and boosted with probiotics and organic superfoods. Not to mention, it actually tastes good for a vegan protein! Want to try it out? You can use my code SARAHWILKINS for free shipping on all LIV Body orders

If you don't have this specific protein, any vegan protein powder should work! If substituting whey or casein, I would suggest reducing the egg whites by one-quarter cup and increasing the unsweetened applesauce by one-quarter cup to increase the moisture.

Morning Glory Protein Muffins

Flour recommendations

I have come to really love organic oat flour in muffins! You can make it yourself by blending organic oats into a flour, and it's got a nice hearty texture and nutty flavor. Other flours that would work in this recipe include all-purpose flour, brown rice flour, cassava flour, and gluten-free baking flour. 

If you wish to lower the carbs, you can try substituting two-thirds cup of the oat flour (80g) for one-third cup of coconut flour (40g). I have found substituting all coconut flour doesn't work well because the muffins don't rise much and can have a weird texture. 

Morning Glory Protein Muffins

Sweetener recommendations

You can really use whatever sweetener you like in these muffins, but I used a sugar free brown sugar alternative that measures like sugar. You can also use coconut sugar, monk fruit, erythritol, allulose or stevia, whatever you have on hand! Just make sure to check the conversion chart and adjust accordingly.

Morning Glory Protein Muffins

Other ingredients

This recipe does call for egg whites, but if you need egg-free, don't worry! You can substitute the egg whites for one-quarter cup of ground flaxseed plus one-half cup of warm water mixed together. Or, swap in a vegan egg substitute.

You'll also need about two medium carrots, one large apple, unsweetened applesauce, orange juice, and avocado oil. Feel free to swap the oil for two tablespoons additional applesauce, or use another oil or butter of choice. 

The chopped pecans and vanilla extract are optional but recommended!

Here's the printable recipe for these gluten-free, dairy-free Morning Glory Protein Muffins. I hope you'll rate this recipe or comment below if you try them :)

This post contains affiliate links and is sponsored by LIV Body


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.

Also in Blog

Healthier Beef Nachos (Dairy Free)

May 31, 2023

Sometimes you just get a craving for nachos! I've seen bell pepper nachos floating around the internet, and decided to make my own Healthier Beef Nachos that are dairy-free, gluten-free, macro-friendly and less inflammatory than your traditional nachos. They've got all the goods: tortilla chips, taco beef, tomatoes, jalapeños, olives, dairy-free cheese, guacamole, and sour cream (dairy-free Greek yogurt). I used baked tortilla chips and lean ground beef to lower the fat, and added some bell peppers to up the veggies! Swap the beef for meatless crumbles if you need a vegan version. 

View full article →

Mini Key Lime Protein Cheesecakes

May 24, 2023

I can't get enough of these refreshingly sweet Mini Key Lime Protein Cheesecakes! Think rich key lime cheesecake with a nutty almond flax crust, topped with coconut whipped topping. These luscious treats pack 10 grams of protein each, thanks to the added collagen. They're also low carb and low in sugar! Did I mention these are gluten free and dairy free? Ohhh yes.

View full article →

Tandoori Chicken Meal Prep

May 18, 2023

This Tandoori Chicken Meal Prep has all the flavor without any hard-to-find ingredients! I've tried my fair share of disappointing tandoori chicken recipes, but this one is incredibly succulent and perfectly spiced. Serve this India-inspired chicken recipe with roasted curry vegetables and turmeric brown rice for a balanced meal. This recipe is gluten-free and can be made dairy-free with cultured plant based yogurt

View full article →

Get my FREE meal prep guide!

Get family-friendly recipes, nutrition tips and faith-based inspiration delivered straight to your inbox.