Paleo Carrot Cake Muffins that are also gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined-sugar free making them the perfect grain-free carrot cake muffin! These paleo carrot muffins are perfect for breakfast or snacks.
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Easy Paleo Carrot Cake Muffins
Start your morning off right with easy Paleo Carrot Cake Muffins. They are naturally grain-free and packed with all the flavors of a carrot cake. Shh! And don’t tell anyone that these grain-free carrot muffins they’re healthy.
These paleo carrot cake muffins were originally posted on my blog November of 2014. They were previously titled “Carrot Travel Muffins” because we’d make them every time we traveled. This paleo carrot muffin recipe is simple and a quick grain-free muffin recipe that is also nutritious and holds up well while traveling.
I’ve recently given the photos a refresh, to better display how wonderful these paleo carrot muffins are. The previous photo didn’t really do this marvelous grain-free carrot muffin recipe justice.
Grain-Free Carrot Cake Muffins Recipe
Do you need ideas for a quick gluten-free grain-free breakfast in the morning? Are you traveling soon? These paleo carrot cake muffins are perfect for both! They can be made in large batches and frozen for a quick breakfast.
I usually bake up several batches of these when I know we will be on the road or traveling to visit with relatives. They are are big hit everywhere we go – so we always make sure we have enough to share. We are planning a big two week camping road trip this summer and I plan to have at least a weeks worth of paleo carrot muffins with us when we leave.
Can you freeze these paleo carrot muffins
Yes! You can freeze these paleo carrot muffins. When I make them in batches I freeze them in an airtight container. They will last up to 3 months in the freezer. Bring them to room temperature before serving.
Can I use an egg replacer?
I haven’t tried using an egg replacer in this muffin recipe because of the amount of eggs that it calls for. I have had others comment on similar recipes that chia egg and flax egg worked well, but they didn’t rise as much.
My girls used to hate almond flour muffins, but these paleo carrot cake muffins won them over. I love making these paleo muffins because they enable me to sneak extra vegetables into my girls breakfast without them knowing it.
Both girls think these grain-free carrot cake muffins are basically cupcakes with out the frosting. Who am I to tell them any different.
These Paleo Carrot Muffins are made with almond flour can be customized, depending on the add-in’s you choose. My girls like them with only carrots. I like to add in dried coconut and chopped nuts for a heartier muffin.
Tips for baking with Almond Flour
- If you store almond flour in the Freezer, make sure to bring it to room temperature before you bake with it otherwise it will absorb too much moisture from the wet ingredients.
- Spoon your almond flour into your measuring cup, don’t scoop.
- Almond flour is not a 1-t0-1 for regular gluten-free flour or coconut flour.
Every once in a while I’ll forget to bring the almond flour to room temperature before I need it. Don’t make that mistake, trust me. It absorbs too much liquid.
What can I use instead of honey in these paleo muffins?
You can use maple syrup, agave or a sugar free syrup in this recipe in place of the honey. Just note that the flavor will be different. Honey tends to be stronger flavor while adding a touch of sweetness.
How to make Paleo Carrot Cake Muffins
- Preheat oven. Line a cupcake pan with 10 paper liners; set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk almond flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add eggs, oil, and honey. Stir in the shredded carrots. If desired, stir in optional ingredients.
- Pour batter (about 1/4 cup) into your 10 paper liners . Bake for 20-22 minutes or until the center is set.
For the full recipe and detailed steps, see the recipe below. These grain-free carrot cake muffins are super easy to make. You can have them baking in the oven in less than 10 minutes.
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 236Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 166mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 3gSugar: 7gProtein: 6g