Healthy Carrot Pineapple Muffins

Morning! Last night, my hubba hubba husband was on HSN (Home Shopping Network) again representing Natori and selling perfume. Check it out here. Bravo!!!! And now, to the post…..Gwyneth Paltrow wins again! Her recipe for carrot pineapple cake (or muffins) is a champion winner. Hot dog, she sure knows what she is doing. These refined sugar-free and gluten-free carrot pineapple muffins are incredible — perhaps my favorite dessert recipe to date! Do me a favor and make these tasty desserts (or breakfast) today!

 

Final product.

Final product.

Ingredients:

 

Ingredients

 

* 1 1/2 cups almond flour

* 1 teaspoon salt

* 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

* 1 tablespoon cinnamon

* 1/8 cup coconut oil, melted

* 1/4 cup maple syrup

* 3 eggs

* 1 cup grated carrots

* 1/2 cup raisins

* 1 cup crushed pineapple

 

Directions:

 

 * Preheat oven to 350.

*  Grate the carrots.

I prepared to use 5 or 6 carrots -- WRONG. Just one carrot turned out to be enough.

I was expecting to use 5 or 6 carrots — WRONG. Just one carrot turned out to be enough.

* Mix almond flour, sea salt. baking soda and cinnamon in a bowl.

Mix the dry ingredients.

Mix the dry ingredients.

 

* In a separate bowl, whisk together coconut oil, maple syrup and eggs.

The wet ingredients.

The wet ingredients.

* Add the almond flour mixture into the wet ingredients along with the carrots and raisins.

Color!

Color!

Mix together.

Mix together.

 

*  Spoon the mixture into the muffin tins / cake pan (3/4 of the way full)

 

If using silicone muffin tins, no need to grease beforehand.

If using silicone muffin tins, no need to grease beforehand.

If using metal muffin tins, grease the inside with coconut or olive oil.

If using metal muffin tins, grease the inside with coconut or olive oil. And yes, I did both jumbo muffins and mini muffins (who needs regular size muffins?)

 

* Then add the crushed pineapple to the top, making a solid layer.

 

Pineapple on top.

Pineapple on top.

 

* Bake for 30-35 minutes. And devour!!!!

 

Holy Shmoly these are flipping delicious.

Holy shmoly these are flipping delicious.

They even look pretty.

They even look pretty.

YUM.

YUM.

 

Kinda the perfect treat as we head into Fall…….Happy weekend!

Anika Yael Natori, aka, The Josie Girl

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2 Comments

  1. I made the banana muffins after reading your last post which went over well with my family.. I have a feeling they will like these even more!

  2. HA your captions crack me up. This is an awfully healthy looking dessert. I plan to try with some almonds mixed in too.

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