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Paleo Morning Glory Quick Bread

Paleo Morning Glory Quick bread made grain-free, refined sugar-free, and dairy-free – this flavorful, healthful bread includes all the flavors of morning glory muffins, and easily prepared in your blender, this quick bread is a marvelous go-to treat.

Grain-Free Paleo Morning Glory Quick Bread - refined sugar-free, dairy-free, and healthy! | #glutenfree #healthy #breakfast

The older I get, the more importance I attach to life’s little comforts…

Whether it be relishing my steamy morning beverage, sweating it out in a hot yoga class, or setting aside a moment to enjoy a slice of quick bread alongside a good read, these are the little “me” sessions that, while small and seemingly insignificant, make waves in helping me stay relaxed and focused.

Everyone has their own approach to treating him or herself, but the key for me is to keep my daily comforts well-conceived, uplifting, strengthening, or healthful…

Wise indulgences, as I like to think of them.

In my late twenties, I would have needed to justify or earn any of these little pleasures before slowing down and taking a breather.

You know, because: guilt, self-loathing, self-imposed pressure to embody perfection while still remaining cool, but not displaying any of the effort that goes into it.

Ohhh momma has that changed.

Being human is challenging enough as it is…we deserve to throw ourselves a bone.

Enter: Dis bone.

All the trappings of a morning glory muffin, but in the form of a loaf.

Grain-Free Paleo Morning Glory Quick Bread - refined sugar-free, dairy-free, and healthy! | #glutenfree #healthy #breakfast

What is “Morning Glory” Quick Bread?:

What exactly is a Morning Glory Muffin (or in this case, Morning Glory Quickbread)? It’s a sweet baked treat filled with grated carrots, applesauce, walnuts, shredded coconut, sometimes raisins, and sometimes pineapple?

Quite honestly, morning glory baked goods are very similar to carrot cake!

Depending on your approach to either, the two can be one and the same. Which quite honestly is fine by me, because I love both so dearly. Way I see it, whatever adventure you choose, you’re bound to end up with a comforting result.

You’ll observe the recipe here is similar to the Paleo Carrot Cake I showed you last week.

Same awesome concept, just a few minor tweaks, and in the form of a quick bread rather than a tiered cake.

Psst! If you want to frost this loaf to give it an extra pizzaz, I 200% recommend my Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting!

What Does This Bread Taste Like?:

This bread is everything a good quick bread should be: tender and moist, dense, but airy, sweet but not too sweet, fluffy, full of flavor, the perfect accompaniment to your mug of coffee or tea.

Just like carrot cake, there are plenty of ways you can make this recipe your own.

For me, breads like this are that slow morning or afternoon experience, where you cut off a thick slice, pair it with your favorite hot drink, and slowly savor each bite while surfing the internet for quality information or reading a great book, researching getaways, etc.

I’ve also been known to down a huge hunk lickety split after a sweaty hot yoga class, so there’s always that option, too.

Grain-Free Paleo Morning Glory Quick Bread - refined sugar-free, dairy-free, and healthy! | #glutenfree #healthy #breakfast

Recipe Adaptations:

  • Add applesauce, subtract oil
  • Incorporate up to 1/2 cup of crushed pineapple, subtract oil
  • Add 1 large ripe banana, subtract pure maple syrup
  • Hazelnut flour in place of almond flour? Sure, we can dig!
  • Pecans in place of walnuts, or go nut-free
  • Add raisins
  • Whip up that Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting I showed you last week and frost the dang thing!
  • Easily turn this bread into muffins by baking the batter in a muffin tray.

More Quick Bread Recipes:

Throw yourself a loaf of morning glory quick bread!

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If you make this Paleo Morning Glory Quick Bread, please feel free to share a photo and tag me at @The.Roasted.Root on Instagram!

Grain-Free Paleo Morning Glory Quick Bread - refined sugar-free, dairy-free, and healthy! | #glutenfree #healthy #breakfast
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Paleo Morning Glory Quick Bread

Morning Glory Quick Bread with grated carrot, shredded coconut, nuts, and sweetened with pure maple syrup
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Quick Breads
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 loaf
Calories: 321kcal
Author: Julia



  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and oil or spray a loaf pan.
  • Add the first 11 ingredients (eggs through salt) to a blender and blend until smooth. Stir in the remaining ingredients until the batter is well-combined.
  • Transfer the batter to the prepared loaf pan and bake on the center rack of the oven for 35 to 45 minutes, or until bread is golden-brown and firm in the center. Turn off the oven and allow the bread to sit in the hot oven for 5 more minutes. (note: If desired, sprinkle some shredded coconut and sunflower seeds on top of the bread during the last 5 to 10 minutes of baking for garnish.)
  • Remove the bread from the oven and allow it to cool 1 hour before cutting. When ready to cut, run a knife along the edge of the bread and turn it out onto a cutting board. Cut thick slices and enjoy!



*You can also use algae oil, grapeseed oil, almond oil, olive oil, melted coconut oil etc.


Serving: 1of 10 | Calories: 321kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 24g | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g

Paleo Morning Glory Bread made with almond flour - flavorful, fluffy, moist delicious healthy sweet quick bread for breakfast or snack! Dairy-free, refined sugar-free and healthy!

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Sunday 25th of February 2024

Has anyone tried adding raisins to this?


Wednesday 28th of February 2024

Hi Stephanie! I have and I think it's quite enjoyable. If you enjoy raisins, I'd say go for it! I'd recommend using 1/2 cup. Enjoy!


Sunday 18th of February 2024

This was such a perfect thing to make on a Sunday afternoon! I didn’t quite have enough orange zest so I added just a bit of orange extract (I realize that makes it no longer paleo,) but it was sooo delicious! Perfect amount of sweetness and love all the goodness added in!


Wednesday 21st of February 2024

Aww I love hearing that, Tyree! Thanks so much for swinging back around to share your feedback. I'm thrilled you enjoyed the bread! xo

Rich Land

Wednesday 31st of January 2024

I made this recipe yesterday for the first time and it was a absolutely wonderful! Followed the recipe exactly as written except I made it in a muffin tin. Baked them for 22 minutes on convection bake setting at 350 degrees. They were beautiful! Just a hint of sweetness and the addition of orange zest was great! My wife and I avoid cane sugar, gluten and dairy, so your recipes are so appreciated. We have enjoyed so many of your recipes from both your Roasted Root emails and your book, “Paleo Power Bowls”. Thank you, Julia, for all that you do!


Tuesday 30th of January 2024

This bread was delicious! Is there any reason it can't be made into muffins? I noticed that your muffin recipe is a bit different, but I'd like to use this recipe. Thanks!

Rose R

Friday 26th of January 2024

Hi! This looks delicious!! Can i make this with flax seed eggs or egg replacer? If not, do you have any bread recipes that are vegan, gluten free and no refined sugar? I’ve tried a couple with no luck 😌 any will do- quick breads or regular bread- i also have a bread maker :)


Tuesday 30th of January 2024

Hi Rose! I wouldn't recommend making this bread with an egg replacer unless you're okay with a very dense texture, similar to bars or brownies. In my very limited experience with grain-free baking, almond flour treats don't rise properly due to the lack of starch. That said, I do have a vegan banana bread recipe, which you can check out here: The recipe calls for brown sugar but you can leave it out or use 2-3 tablespoons of pure maple syrup. Hope you enjoy! xo

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