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Almond Flour Carrot Cake Muffins

Almond Flour Carrot Muffins are Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Flourless – Soft, Tender, Ultra-Moist and loaded with finely grated carrots, walnuts and raisins. Great for breakfast or homemade snack any time!

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gluten free carrot muffins on a wire rack.

Muffins are fairly easy to make, delicious with the addition of fruits or vegetables, ready in about 30 minutes, freezer friendly and made with endless flavor profiles.

These carrot muffins have all the flavors of carrot cake but made much healthier for breakfast or quick guilt-free snack. They are soft, tender, loaded with finely grated carrots, walnuts, raisins, not overly sweet and taste amazing. I have began baking with both almond flour and almond butter for the nutrition value and my family prefer them when compared to regular goodies.

Moist & Tender – THE SECRET

There are several tricks in the recipe that guarantees a ultra-tender muffin

  1. Absence of gluten in almond flour
  2. Vegetable oil instead of butter
  3. Water and grated carrots adds moisture
  4. Good fats from almond flour

Nutrition

Almond four is rich in vitamin E, magnesium, protein, low in carbohydrates, healthy fats and fiber. Naturally gluten free and wheat free, it may help in lowering LDL cholesterol and blood pressure.

Carrots are rich in beta carotene that is converted into vitamin A, biotin, vitamin K1, potassium and B vitamins. Being a good source of fiber, it may reduce the risk of cancer, improve eye health and aid in weight loss.

Walnuts are rich in antioxidants, significantly high on omega-3 fat which may help in lowering heart disease, reduce inflammation, and supports in maintaining a healthy weight.

Eggs add more protein.

Almond flour carrot Muffins

  • Made with almond flour instead of refined flour
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Grain Free
  • Healthy and Nutritious
  • Easy to prepare
  • Moist and tender
  • Not overly sweet

Main ingredients

Flour – Super fine almond flour

Sugar – Regular white granulated sugar

Carrots – Wash, peel and grate using the fine grater

Nuts – Chopped walnuts

Raisins – Golden raisins

Fat – Vegetable or canola oil

Leavenings – Baking powder which gives rise and fluffiness

Egg – Cold or room temperature

Flavorings – Vanilla extract, Cinnamon and Salt

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How to make

Grate carrots – Wash carrots, pat dry and peel the skin. Using the fine side of a grater, grate carrots finely.

Whisk dry – Whisk almond flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt together in a bowl.

Whisk wet – Whisk eggs, vegetable oil and water together in a larger bowl.

Finish batter – Mix dry into wet ingredients and then fold in grated carrots, chopped walnuts and raisins. Evenly divide batter into paper lined muffin pan and sprinkle more chopped walnuts on top.

Bake – Bake in a pre heated 350 degree oven (or 177 degree Celsius) for about 30 minutes.

Expert tips

Use super fine almond flour and not almond meal. The latter will yield a much denser muffin since it contains the skin as well.

Want a smaller batch? Simply halve the recipe to make 6 muffins.

Be sure to measure the almond flour by spooning flour into the measuring cup (not scooping it with the measuring cup) and then scraping off excess using the side of a butter knife.

Do not use pre shredded carrots.

Make sure to grate the carrots fine and not coarse.

Where can I buy almond flour? Almond flour is widely available in all major US grocery stores and Amazon. We like to buy ours from Costco and store in the refrigerator to extend the shelf life.

Substitutions / Variations

Nuts – Replace walnuts with toasted and chopped pecans or chopped toasted almonds.

Dried fruits – Use dried cranberries instead of raisins.

Spice – Skip vanilla. Add freshly grated nutmeg, ground ginger along with Cinnamon.

Should the eggs be at room temperature? We have tested this recipe with both cold and room temperature eggs and it doesn’t make a big difference. So, use whatever you have on hand.

How to shed carrots for muffin?

Wash carrots and peel the skin off using a vegetable peeler. Using a box grater on the finest grating option, grate the carrots to measure the required quantity.

Can I omit the eggs?

I have tried this recipe using flax eggs but wasn’t happy with the result. So, we recommend not skipping eggs.

More recipes with carrots:

carrot walnut muffins all ready to be baked.

How to store muffins?

Leftover muffins can be stored in a covered container at room temperature for about 2 days. We recommend freezing the muffins if stored longer than that.

How to freeze muffins?

Place cooled gluten free carrot muffins made with almond flour in a large zip lock bag, seal and freeze for up to a month. Simply place desired number of muffins at room temperature overnight.

Can I use other gluten free flours instead?

The recipe is created specifically for almond flour and has not been tested with other flours. So, we do not recommend using other flours.

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Almond Flour Carrot Cake Muffins

Yield: 12 Muffins
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Almond Flour Carrot Muffins are Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Flourless – Soft, Tender, Ultra-Moist and loaded with finely grated carrots, walnuts and raisins. Great for breakfast or homemade snack any time!

Ingredients

Dry ingredients

Wet ingredients

  • 2 eggs, large
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Additional ingredients

Instructions

  1. Pre heat oven to 350°F (177°C). Line a standard muffin pan with 12 paper liners and set aside.
  2. Add all dry ingredients in a medium bowl and whisk to combine.
  3. Add all wet ingredients into another larger bowl and whisk until thoroughly combined. Stir in almond flour mixture with a rubber spatula, until just combined. Stir in finely grated carrots, 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons walnuts and raisins.
  4. Evenly divide batter into the prepared pan and sprinkle more chopped walnuts on top.
  5. Bake for 27 to 30 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted in the middle comes clean. Place pan on a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

Use super fine almond flour and not almond meal. The latter will yield a much denser muffin since it contains the skin as well.

Want a smaller batch? Simply halve the recipe to make 6 muffins.

Make sure to grate the carrots fine and not coarse.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 129Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 80mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 2g

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