Side view of healthy carrot cake muffins with a bite out of them

Healthy Carrot Cake Muffins

Make the best gluten free carrot cake recipe with these gluten free carrot cake muffins

Recipe By: Madeline
Prep: 10 minutesCook: 28 minutesTotal: 38 minutes
Servings: 10 muffins 1x


  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 cup grated or shredded carrots
  • 1 and 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves


  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line or grease a muffin tin. Add eggs, apple sauce, maple syrup and coconut oil to a bowl. Whisk to combine fully. 
  2. Fold in almond flour, coconut flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and ground cloves. Mix until fully combined. Fold in grated carrots with a spatula.
  3. Scoop a 1/4 cup of batter into each of 10 muffin cups. Place the muffin tin in the oven and bake at 350F for 28 minutes. Remove the muffins from the oven and allow to cool fully before enjoying.


  • Mix in raisins or chopped nuts for a heartier muffin
  • Top with a simple cream cheese frosting to make healthy cupcakes
  • Store in the refrigerator to maintain freshness
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