Paleo Carrot Muffins

Makes 12

Paleo – contains nuts and eggs, excludes grains and refined sugars

Preparation Time 30 minutes

Cooking Time 25 – 30 minutes

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup medjool dates, pitted
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 1 ½ cups carrots, grated
  • ¾ cup walnuts, chopped

Frosting:

  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 tablespoons cashew butter
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
Method:
  1. Preheat the oven to 175C degrees.
  2. Combine almond flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a mixing bowl.
  3. Place dates, bananas, eggs, apple cider vinegar and oil in a food processor and pulse until well combined.
  4. Pour wet ingredients from the food processor into dry ingredients and mix well. Stir in the grated carrots and walnuts.
  5. Spoon batter into paper-lined muffin tins or use silicone baking cups.
  6. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool before frosting.
  7. To prepare the frosting, put everything into a food processor and blend until smooth and creamy.
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