Thursday, October 6, 2011

Paleo Carrot Cake Muffins

 Mmm...I came across this blog and recipe in my obsession on Pinterest. Over the last month, I have been wanting to be more adventurous with my baking Paleo treats. Although this recipe doesn't call for coconut flour, I experimented with making my own coconut flour by grinding coconut flakes into a powder (I made coconut shrimp from Everyday Paleo....delish). Anyways back to the carrot muffins. I love it when I have all of the ingredients on hand and I needed to use my carrots and an extra ripe banana so this recipe was great for me. The recipe only makes between 12 and 15 muffins and they disappeared rather quickly. I got suggestions that raisins would be a great addition to the muffins. I am excited to try out more Paleo baking treats :)

1 1/2 cups almond flour1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon/pumpkin pie spice
3 eggs
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 ripe banana, mashed
2 tablespoons honey
1 1/2 cups carrots, grated
1/2 cup pecans, chopped

1. Combine dry ingredients (almond flour, salt, cinnamon, and baking soda ) In a separate bowl, combine wet ingredients (eggs, banana, oil, and honey).

2. Add the carrots to the wet ingredients and be sure that everything is thoroughly mixed.

3. Combine the wet and dry ingredients and mix all ingredients with a mixer (Oh how I LOVE my Kitchen Aid)

4. Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup,  scoop batter into lined cupcake pan and sprinkle with cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice (my absolute favorite ingredient)

5. Bake in a 325 degree oven for 20-25 minutes. Let cool for 5-10 minutes.
Enjoy :)


  1. These were yummmers! Make them again!! Add raisins too For me!!:)

  2. I will put them on my to-do list and make some with raisins for you this time!!

  3. Or add craisins! Trying these tonite.