When it comes to social situations, following a Paleo diet can be a challenge. Whether you’re visiting a friend for coffee, going to a birthday party, or having people over for dinner, sticking to a real food diet can be tough.
When you have delicious Paleo recipes on hand, you can whip up something great to share with others without the social awkwardness. You can also show others that eating real food isn’t as difficult as they might think. It’s fun to share Paleo brownies or cookies and surprise others who expect that gluten free food translates into tasteless cardboard.
Gluten-free goodies also make excellent conversation pieces. When people inquire about your food choices, it’s a great way to move the discussion onto debunking the myths of conventional wisdom and the benefits of losing the wheat. See? You could change someone’s life with a basket of muffins!
Tips for Success
I used the coarse part of the grater for the carrots. Do you know what I mean? On one of those hand graters, the bottom grates things finely–like parmesan cheese–and the top one is a little thicker. When I looked around at some conventional carrot cake recipes, some reviewers said that finely grating the carrots resulted in mushy spots in the cake. Gross.
You could add the optional raisins for something extra. But they’re high in sugar and some people have a hard time digesting them, so keep that in mind. Speaking of sugar, you could reduce the raw honey to 1/3 cup if you want to cut it down a bit.
Paleo Muffins: Carrot Cake
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 4 eggs
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup raw honey
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1 1/2 cups coarsely grated carrot
- 1/2 cup raisins (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Whisk together almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, vinegar, raw honey and coconut oil.
- Slowly add the flour mixture to the egg mixture.
- Fold in the grated carrot.
- Add batter to a lined muffin tin.
- Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
- Muffins are done when a knife inserted into the center of one comes out clean.
© Liz Davis If CaveMom Baked Cookies 2012 | Paleo Muffins: Carrot Cake