I always think that when I bake muffins, I’m going to take a peak into the oven and see these overly fluffy, luscious looking muffins that actually rise!
Many times, this does not happen. But I’ve learned that as I continue to use more denser flours, such as coconut flour and/or almond flour, there isn’t always going to be that perfect rise in my muffins.
That’s what happened with these babies! I took a peak into the oven and well…not much was happening. I thought to myself, “epic fail!” BUT…the complete opposite happened.
Once I took a bite into these golden gems, they were the fluffiest and lightest muffins ever! I was so happy, I ate 3!
You should eat 3 too. There’s a good chance you will, especially once you’ve had them with the coconut whip on top. Oh my! It takes things to a whole other level.
I hope you enjoy these carrot cake muffins as much as I did. I had 2 large bags of carrots in the fridge and had to find a way to use them up before they went bad.
On a random note… do you partake in a grocery delivery? I do! And that’s why I had 2 bags of carrots. My girlfriend started up her own organic produce delivery in my city and so I get a big box of delicious, organic and mostly local fruits and veggies dropped to my door every week.
I love it! I highly encourage you to find a local and organic produce delivery in your area. With the array of fruits and veggies that I get every week, it’s encouraged me to come up with new and exciting recipes. Happy Baking xoxo
- ¾ cup almond meal
- ½ cup coconut flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup maple syrup
- 1 tsp ground vanilla bean
- ¼ cup coconut or almond milk
- 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 1 mashed banana
- 1½ cups shredded carrots (about 4-5 large carrots, grated)
- Maple Coconut Whip
- 1-2 cups coconut cream
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- Preheat the oven to 350F degrees.
- Line a muffin pan with liners.
- Grate your carrots. This should equal approximately 1½ cups of packed shredded carrots. Put this amount in a small bowl and set it aside.
- In a bowl, combine almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla and sea salt with a fork. Set the bowl aside.
- In another bowl (large), mix the eggs, syrup, and milk with an electric mixer until well combined. Add the melted coconut oil and mashed banana to the bowl and mix with the electric mixer until well blended.
- Pour floue mixture into wet ingredients. Use mixer to combine ingredients together.
- Fold in the shredded carrots.
- Scope evenly into muffin pan.
- Bake for 30 minutes- switching the direction of the tray half way through baking to help evenly cook.
- To Make Maple Coconut Whip - place 1 can of coconut milk in the fridge overnight.
- In the morning, scoop out the hard cream from the top of the can. Place in a bowl.
- Add in maple syrup. Use a whisk to combine together.
- Serve on top of warmed carrot cake muffins 🙂
- The maple coconut whip is amazing to use as a frosting on cupcakes or cakes. It's so simple to make and will last 4-5 days in the fridge. I like to dip my fruit into the leftovers. Makes the perfect snack.