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Vegan Carrot Cake Muffins (Gluten Free)


  • Author: Caitlin Shoemaker
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 Minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 Muffins 1x

Description

These Vegan Carrot Cake Muffins are perfect for an easy on-the-go breakfast! They’re also Gluten Free, Oil Free, and Refined Sugar-Free.


Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp Ground Flax + 6 Tbsp Water
  • 1 ½ cups Oat Flour
  • ¼ cup Almond Flour
  • ¼ cup Brown Rice Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ cup Maple Syrup
  • ¼ cup Almond Butter
  • 2 tbsp Unsweetened Plant Milk
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 ½ cup Shredded Carrot
  • ⅓ cup Walnuts, chopped

Instructions

  1. First, preheat the oven to 350F. Combine the Ground Flax and Water in a small bowl, stir, and set aside for 5 minutes to thicken.
  2. Add all of the Flours, Baking Powder, Cinnamon, and Salt to a bowl. Mix well, and form a “well” in the center of the dry ingredients.
  3. Pour the Flax Egg, Maple Syrup, Almond Butter, Plant Milk, and Vanilla Extract into the center of the well. Mix these ingredients together, and slowly incorporate the dry mix into the wet, until a thick batter forms.
  4. Next, fold in the shredded Carrot and Walnuts until they are evenly distributed throughout the batter.
  5. Divide the batter evenly into a greased or lined muffin tray – this will make 12 normal sized muffins or 8 jumbo muffins. Bake for 25 minutes, or until the tops are golden and a toothpick comes out cleanly.
  6. Store at room temperature for up to 4 days, the fridge for up to 7, or the freezer for one month.

Notes

  • Ground Flax may be substituted for ground Chia Seeds
  • I have not tested this recipe with any other flour combination, and thus do not recommend substitutions – try at your own risk!
  • Maple Syrup may be substituted for another liquid sweetener
  • Almond Butter may be substituted for another Nut or Seed Butter of choice – just keep in mind that this will affect the final flavor.