I used to love carrot cake. There was something about it that just screamed ‘fall’ to me- and if you know me, you’ll know fall is one of my favourite things.
Since I’ve been gluten and dairy-free, I’ve struggled to find a replacement that wasn’t loaded with sugar and didn’t leave my teeth hurting.
Creating a carrot muffin has been on my list for years, and the creation of this recipe was actually on accident this past fall. I was throwing together ingredients in our food truck to make a new recipe, and voila! It just kind of happened.
A ‘happy accident’ if you will!
And not only did I absolutely love them, but so did my employees in our food truck! Since then, they’ve really become a staple and still remain as one of my favourites.
Plus, the flavour is so delicious that they really can be enjoyed all year long- rather than just during the fall.
I hope you enjoy it, and if you try this recipe I’d love to know!
Vegan Carrot Muffins (GF)
- ¼ cup almond butter
- ¼ cup pure maple syrup
- 3 mashed overripe bananas
- 1 ½ cups grated carrot
- ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 cups GF old-fashioned oats
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp pink Himalayan salt
STEP 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
STEP 2: Mash banana well and add in grated carrot, maple syrup, almond butter, almond milk and vanilla. Add in cinnamon, salt, baking powder and oats, stirring well to combine.
STEP 3: Allow to sit for a few minutes while you prepare the muffin tray. You can either grease yours with oil (I used avocado oil), or you could use muffin cups.
STEP 4: Evenly distribute the batter between all of the cups. Cook in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until firm and golden brown. Allow them to cool 10 minutes in the pan, and then fully on a cooling rack before being eaten.
- I use a potato masher to mash my bananas by hand.
- I use a food processor to grate my carrots. Peeling them first makes better muffins!
- These will last up to 5 days in an air-tight container in the fridge. They also freeze well!