Healthy Morning Glory Bread

I’ve been a fan of Morning Glory Bread ever since I was a little kid. The classic healthy-meets-hearty recipe typically features shredded carrot and apple, dried coconut, raisins, nuts and cinnamon.

Morning Glory Bread ready to pop in the oven.
Morning Glory Bread ready to pop in the oven.

In an attempt to make my favourite Morning Glory recipe even more healthy I got busy in the kitchen, tinkering to cut the fat and sugar in half, while adding additional crunch and munch. My newly imagined recipe tastes better than ever with the addition of milk and yogurt soaked oats, flax, dried cranberries and apricots, and pumpkin seeds.

Cut yourself a thick slice and slather with room temperature cream cheese or butter for a truly sublime morning meal.

Freshly baked healthy Morning Glory Bread.
Freshly baked healthy Morning Glory Bread.
Freshly baked healthy Morning Glory Bread.
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5 from 3 votes

Morning Glory Bread

Our healthy Morning Glory Bread recipe is packed full of fiber and fruit. It's the perfect breakkast or compliment to tea time. 
Prep Time25 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Morning Glory Bread, morning glory muffins
Servings: 12
Calories: 553kcal


  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3 tbsp flax meal
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • 2 cups grated carrots
  • 1 apple peeled, cored and grated
  • 1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts pecan, walnut, or hazelnut
  • 1/2 cup dried coconut
  • 1 cup whole oats
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds


  • In a large bowl mix together flour, flax, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  • Stir in carrot, dried fruit, nuts, coconut, grated ginger and apple.
  • In a medium bowl soak oatmeal in yogurt, milk, beaten eggs, oil and vanilla.
  • Stir into flour mixture until batter is just combined.
  • Pour batter into two well-greased cake pans and sprinkle with pumpkin seeds.
  • Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.


Calories: 553kcal | Carbohydrates: 66.3g | Protein: 28.3g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 5.7g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 432mg | Potassium: 477mg | Fiber: 4.3g | Sugar: 31.1g | Calcium: 266mg | Iron: 4mg
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