Looking for a healthy grain free and gluten free alternative to muffins for a friend of mine who is dealing with some health issues, I decided to throw these ingredients together and see what came of it. The result was a moist, tender delicious muffin that is low-glycemic and full of fiber and nutrients. The carrots and the apple added a great flavor and the addition of fresh ginger makes it anti-inflammatory and easier on the stomach. A perfect breakfast or snack!
Paleo Carrot, Ginger, Apple Muffins
4 medium sized organic carrots
1″ chunk of fresh ginger
1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
1/2 heaping cup of coconut flour
1/3 cup ground flax seed
3 medium eggs
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup honey
1/2 tsp sea salt
Juice of one small orange
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a food processor, add carrots, apple and ginger and chop finely. Scrape out and add to bowl with other ingredients. Stir well.
Scoop out dough into large or small muffin pans. You can use muffin papers or grease cups with coconut oil.
For large muffins, bake for about 25 minutes. Muffins should be brown on the outside but moist inside.
For small muffins, bake 15-20 minutes.
Makes about 12 large muffins.
Serve with grass fed butter and raw honey. Enjoy every bite!
Till next time,
Stay healthy and lean!