Gluten Free Carrot and Walnut Muffins

Gluten Free Carrot and Walnut MuffinsMy husband has had a rather turbulent time with his health lately and with a sweet tooth, this doesn’t help. I knew it was about time I started making more homemade snacks. I knew this would help stop him from resorting to processed and packaged foods in between meals.

I always try to use what I have on hand and after a quick look in the pantry, I remembered I had some coconut flour I had yet to try cooking with. Not having previously cooked with coconut flour, I quickly did some Google research. I found out coconut flour is extremely absorbent and requires a lot of liquid. The other thing is regular flour cannot be substituted with the same quantity of coconut flour. The ratio will vary from recipe to recipe, and is often trial and error.

I enjoy experimenting in the kitchen but I am relatively new at baking. I am proud to say that this recipe for gluten free carrot and walnut muffins is one that I came up with myself. I’ll admit after a lot of research I gained inspiration from at least a dozen recipes before I came up with a gluten free, sugar free and inadvertently dairy free, ingredient list.

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As I mixed the ingredients together, I was skeptical about the end results. Even with plenty of liquid, the coconut flour batter was really thick. I was pleasantly surprised by the results but I think this was because I followed the number one rule when it comes to baking muffins: when folding the ingredients, DON’T over work the mixture!
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Once the gluten free carrot and walnut muffins had cooled, I tasted one. It wasn’t dry, the texture was just right and it had just the right level of sweetness. Coconut flour has an unusual yet pleasant taste and this was a welcome change from regular flour.

Although I enjoyed coming up with this sugar free, dairy free, gluten free carrot walnut muffin; using “healthy” ingredients made the recipe a little pricey overall, around $8 AUD for 12 medium sized muffins. In comparison, the same quantity of homemade “regular” muffins would have cost about half this. However the price per “healthy” muffin is still vastly cheaper than one purchased from a boutique health store or alternative cafe.

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Gluten Free Carrot and Walnut Muffins

Gluten Free Carrot and Walnut Muffins
Gluten Free Carrot and Walnut Muffins
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Servings Prep Time
12 medium muffins 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 medium muffins 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Gluten Free Carrot and Walnut Muffins
Gluten Free Carrot and Walnut Muffins
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
12 medium muffins 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 medium muffins 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: medium muffins
Instructions
  1. Whisk the eggs together in a bowl and slowly add oil. Continue whisking.
  2. Once the oil is whisked into the eggs. slowly add the honey and whisk until combined. Add vanilla essence (optional).
  3. In a separate bowl, add coconut flour, walnuts, carrots and cinnamon (optional). Mix through ingredients entirely. Note: A fork may help to separate the grated carrot.
  4. Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in wet ingredients. Add a small amount of warm water if mixture is too dry. Fold until ingredients are combined but do not over work the mixture.
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  5. Transfer mixture into greased muffin tray and place in preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius. Bake for approximately 15 minutes or until cooked all the way through. Note: Use a skewer to test if the muffins are cooked through
  6. Remove tray from oven, allow to cool for 5 minutes. Remove muffins from the baking tray and place on rack to cool.
  7. Muffins will last in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Suitable for freezing.
Recipe Notes

All measurements used are Australian metric

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  1. Hello! This is a healthy recipe and I bet is also tasty! Found you via Marvelous Mondays!

  2. Looks pretty good to me. I think you should keep experimenting in the kitchen if you come out with these tasty treats :-)

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  3. These sound wonderful. We’ve been meaning to do more baking with coconut flour, I may need to shop for some this weekend! Thank you for sharing this recipe!
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  4. These look great! I am always looking for new gluten free muffin recipes (not gluten free but should be for the sake of my hands). I always get scared when a recipe says coconut flour because of past disasters, but I will give this one a go. x
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  5. Thank you Kelly for linking up with me @ #wednesdayswisdom , your muffins will be featured this coming week!
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  6. These sound great Kelly and perfect for my GF friends! Pinned and shared!
    Hope to see you on Saturday!
    #ibabloggers

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