Carrot Pecan Muffins

I’ve baked for over 40 years but I think one of the fascinating things I am learning as I build my skill in the kitchen is how incredible things can taste with healthier ingredients.    These yummy muffins are made with almond flour and natural sweeteners (or I used Fruit Sweet).

Carrot-Pecan Muffins

 

Carrot Pecan Muffins
Yields 11
A delicious gluten free muffin that has a sneaky way of including vegetables.
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Ingredients
  1. 2 1/2 cups blanched almond flour
  2. 3/4 tsp baking soda
  3. 1/4 tsp sea salt
  4. 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  5. 4 large organic eggs
  6. 1 medium ripe banana (1/4 cup)
  7. 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  8. 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup or honey
  9. 1 1/2 cups shredded carrots
  10. 1/4 cup of chopped pecans
  11. Extras for garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients and set aside.
  4. In a smaller mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, mashed banana, coconut oil and sweetener.
  5. Stir in the shredded carrots and chopped pecans.
  6. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix together.
  7. Scoop the batter by large spoonfuls into prepared pan.
  8. Bake 30-35 minutes. Cool on wire rack. Makes 11-12 muffins
Notes
  1. These freeze very well.
Adapted from The Elimination Diet Cookbook
Adapted from The Elimination Diet Cookbook
Deliciously Inspired http://www.deliciouslyinspired.com/
 Let’s mix it up ๐Ÿ™‚

Carrot Pecan Muffins - batter

Ready for the oven ๐Ÿ™‚
Carrot Pecan Muffins - ready for oven

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Favorite Product – Julienne Peeler

Okay – how I didn’t know about this treasure is beyond me.  For years I have been spending time cutting carrots into fine strips for my husband in his salads.  Then I discovered this tool for $20.00 and it is worth every penny.  I found mine at Sur La Table but if you are an Amazon shopper (it’s a prime product) – click here.  

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Hash

Juliennes of zucchini, carrot, and sweet potato plus chopped red pepper makes a nice hash to place over an egg that has a bit of hummus and pepper sauce on top.

Julienne Peeler1 

So expect to see a lot more vegetables in uniform strips in my recipes because this shape makes my husband happy.

What do you think?  Is this a tool you would find useful in your kitchen?

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Vegan Mini Carrot Cakes – 80th Birthday Style

Here is another version of the Mini Carrot Cake recipe.  This one has a bit more frosting and has been dolled up to match the color theme of my aunt’s 80th Birthday party.  Follow the directions in the link below and decorate as you choose.  http://www.deliciouslyinspired.com/2012/10/fancy-vegan-mini-carrot-cakes/

Carrot Cupcakes - 80th Birthday

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