Paleo carrot cake muffins on a cooling rack.

Easy To Make Paleo Carrot Cake Muffins

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Paleo carrot cake muffins are easy to make, moist, soft, and delicious. They are gluten-free and sugar-free, so they are the perfect treat delicious treat that won’t add too many calories to your diet. 

These paleo carrot muffins are also the perfect way to use up those extra carrots sitting in your fridge. The recipe calls for 1 1/2 equals about 4 carrots. You can even double the recipe and share these carrot cake muffins with your family and friends. 

Carrot cake muffins are the perfect on-the-go breakfast. You can make them in advance and have them for breakfast any day of the week. You can also pack a few carrot cake muffins in your kid’s lunch box so they can have a sweet snack.    

The carrots add sweetness and moisture, preventing the muffins from drying out. The addition of cinnamon and nutmeg helps balance out the sweet flavor of the muffins. 

Carrots being mixed into paleo carrot cake muffin batter.

Tips For Making Paleo Carrot Cake Muffins 

  • Shred the carrots finely. The thinner the carrots, the better. The carrots will be evenly distributed throughout the muffins, and they will bake evenly. 
  • I used coconut sugar to make these muffins. Feel free to use maple syrup or honey to make the carrot cake muffins if you don’t like coconut sugar. 
  • I used melted butter to make carrot cake muffins. I ran out of coconut oil, so I used butter. Additionally, butter is much cheaper than coconut oil. You can use coconut oil if desired to make this carrot cake muffin recipe. 

How To Store Paleo Carrot Cake Muffins

You can store these paleo carrot cake muffins in an airtight container on your countertop for 2-3 days. You can also store them in the fridge for 4-5 days.  

You can also freeze these carrot cake muffins. Let them cool completely once they are baked. Place the carrot muffins into a freezer-safe airtight container or ziplock bag. Place the carrot cake muffins in the freezer, and they will last for 3 months. 

To reheat the carrot cake muffins, let them thaw on the countertop for 3-4 hours. Heat the carrot muffins in the microwave for 45 seconds to a minute, and enjoy!

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Paleo Carrot Cake Muffins

Recipe by Sarah
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Course: Breakfast, Snacks, DessertCuisine: Paleo, Gluten-FreeDifficulty: Easy
Servings

12

muffins
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

25

minutes
Calories

165

kcal
Total time

40

minutes

Carrot Cake muffins are just like carrot cake but in muffin form. They are moist and delicious, with a hint of nutmeg and cinnamon. They are the perfect dessert, breakfast, or snack. Best of all, they are gluten-free, paleo-friendly, and sugar-free. 

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup cassava flour

  • 1/2 cup arrowroot starch

  • 1/2 cup almond flour

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup unsalted grass-fed butter, melted, cooled

  • 1 cup coconut sugar

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/4 cup coconut milk

  • 1 1/2 cups grated carrots

  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • Program the oven to 375°F, then line a muffin tin with silicone muffin liners and spray them with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Whisk 1 cup of cassava flour, arrowroot starch, almond flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl until combined.
  • Whisk the butter, coconut sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, and coconut milk in a large bowl until combined.
  • Add the cassava flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix until combined.
  • Add the carrots and walnuts to the carrot cake muffin batter and mix to combine.
  • Scoop the carrot cake muffin batter into the prepared muffin pan filling each muffin cup 3/4 full.
  • Bake the carrot cake muffins for 20-25 minutes until a skewer inserted into the muffins comes out clean.
  • Let the carrot cake muffins cool in the liners for 5 minutes, then place them on a wire rack.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • You can substitute the coconut sugar with honey or maple syrup.
  • You can use melted coconut flour in place of the melted butter.

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Nutrition Facts

12 servings per container


  • Amount Per ServingCalories165
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 7.7g 11%
    • Saturated Fat 1.2g 5%
  • Cholesterol 32mg 11%
  • Sodium 147mg 7%
  • Potassium 106mg 4%
  • Total Carbohydrate 22.4g 8%
    • Dietary Fiber 1.4g 4%
    • Sugars 16.9g
  • Protein 3.7g 6%

  • Calcium 26%
  • Iron 1%
  • Vitamin D 3%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Author

  • Sarah

    Hello. Welcome to my food blog! I am a recipe developer/content writer and creator. Food is universal. Its more than something you eat. Food is an experience that can be enjoyed alone or with others. It can affect your physical health and your mood. I love food and I believe it affects how we feel which is why I started this blog that provides you with delicious healthy recipes, useful tips and tricks, guides, and informative articles.

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