Hello readers! I have another recipe for you: carrot cake muffins! To me, this seems very “spring-y”; you don’t eat these in December, that’s for sure. The weather here in Chicago has been incredibly warm, I’m talking like 80+ degrees. Apparently this is a record-breaking high, and I don’t doubt it. But I’m not complaining, it’s amazing! So my mom made these muffins the other day, and I’m not going to pretend like I did, but they are delicious. Also, the recipe isn’t my own either. If you are looking for healthy, grain-free recipes I would recommend checking out Elana’s Pantry. She predominately uses almond flour, which is a spectacular grain replacement in most cases, as it takes on a very grain-like texture when baked. I’ve found that it works especially well with coconut flour, however, this recipe relies solely on almond flour. Also, I did make a cream cheese frosting to top these off, but it was too dark by that point to take a picture. You’ll just have to trust me that they were delicious!
As I said, this recipe is not my own and is originally found here, as an actual carrot cake. Elana also has a cupcake version here, but when we made these we used the cake recipe and just made a lot of muffins. You could alternately half it to make less.
3 cups blanched almond flour
2 teaspoons celtic sea salt (I find this too salty and just use 1 tsp)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
½ cup agave nectar (or honey to taste)
¼ cup grapeseed oil (or melted coconut oil)
3 cups carrots, grated
1 cup raisins
1 cup walnuts (optional)
- In a separate bowl, mix together eggs, agave and oil
- Stir carrots, raisins and walnuts into wet ingredients
- Stir wet ingredients into dry
- Place batter into 2 well greased, round 9-Inch cake pans
- Bake at 325° for 35 minutes
- Cool to room temperature and spread with Elana’s cream cheese frosting or coconut cream frosting for vegan option
I hope you try these out and enjoy them as much as I did! Almond flour is a great way to eat grain-free but never sacrifice on delicious taste. :) Have you ever baked or cooked with nut flours before?