Milk-free vegan carrot muffins
This Milk-free vegan carrot muffins are super fluffy, moist and tender! You will never believe that they are healthy, gluten-free and egg-free!
PEN Milk-free vegan carrot muffins
You know that once Easter is on the horizon, I'm going a little crazy about the recipe riffs for carrot cake.
Whether it's carrot cake instant pot french toast or even gluten-free coconut flour and carrot cake dip, there's really nothing safe about my carrot cake.
Don't worry, these carrot muffins are not like the sugar-free gluten-free oatmeal carrot muffins with Garam Masala. I'm not trying to get a quick pull on your taste buds with the spiciness.
The only "quick" ones will be how quickly these healthy gluten-free carrot cake muffins disappear because they're so damn fluffy, spicy-sweet, and have that subtle ginger feel that almost drops your taste buds off your face.
Are Carrot Muffins Healthy?
Muffins are a point of contact for me. Whether I have a busy day and need a takeaway breakfast or an afternoon snack that is easy to peel, muffins have always had my back. A bonus is when the muffins that I make and eat are also nutritious and healthy for my body Healthy oat bran muffins and Healthy gluten free quinoa muffins.
When it comes to carrot muffins, they can be made to be better for you than regular muffins. Yes, they use carrots, but we also brightened THIS vegan carrot cake muffins a few healthy alternatives to make them both healthy and tasty.
Vegan carrot muffin ingredients
Isn't it best if you feel comfortable with what you eat and you ALSO know that it is healthy for you? I say OH YEAH and these muffins will tear your socks off. To make them you need:
- Ground ginger
- Ground nutmeg
- Melted coconut oil
- baking powder
- Coconut sugar
- Crushed pineapple, drained
- Grated carrot
I said it once and I will say it again. Delicious, fluffy muffins that taste like CAKE don't have to be unhealthy. I swapped some traditional muffin ingredients to make them Carrot oat muffins better for you!
- White flour: Instead of traditional all-purpose flour, this recipe uses oatmeal. I love the taste and the consistency and it also makes the muffins gluten free!
- Butter: Many recipes use butter or margarine, but I decided against coconut oil. This makes the muffins milk-free, vegan-friendly and better for you!
- White sugar: I used coconut sugar instead and there is still this sweetness but is a healthier option!
How to make vegan carrot muffins
Now that we have all the ingredients in order, we can bake!
Set your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and generously coat a muffin tin with cooking spray.
Spread the pecans on a baking sheet and place in the oven until they smell of "nutty". This should take about 5 minutes. Roughly chop and set aside.
Whisk flour, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and salt in a small bowl. Let the water, coconut oil and baking powder bubble in a larger bowl. Next, mix in the coconut sugar, pineapple and vanilla and whisk until well incorporated.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well. Finally add the carrots and pecans and mix again until everything is well mixed. Cover and chill for 30 minutes.
After cooling, fill the muffin tin evenly with the dough. If desired, sprinkle more pecans over it.
Bake the muffins for 5 minutes, then lower the temperature to 375 degrees and bake for another 11-15 minutes.
Let cool completely in the pan (very important) and then enjoy!
Gluten-free carrot muffins FAQ
Do I have to get the moisture out of my carrots?
Yes! So that your muffins do not contain too much moisture, it is important to remove the moisture from your carrots. I recommend using a paper towel and pressing on it.
What is used instead of egg?
This recipe uses a mixture of water, baking soda and oil to replace the egg and make it vegan friendly!
What can I use instead of oatmeal?
Although I haven't tested any other flours in this recipe, I think whole-grain white flour would work well too. When I used it in mine Wholegrain blueberry muffins, it worked fantastic!
Other healthy carrot recipes
Gluten-free carrot cake cupcakes
Paleo-carrot cake with almond flour
Vegan gluten-free milk-free carrot cake
I shared the vegan carrot muffin recipe on Food Fanatic, so be sure to check it out!
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