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Grain & Gluten Free Carrot Cake and Cream Cheese Muffins

grain free carrot cake

By 180 Nutrition

Angela: I LOVE carrot cake and I’m always on the hunt for a good gluten-free and grain-free version. Well I’ve found another awesome one! Thank you Emma from Primal-Life NZ for this great recipe 🙂


  • 5 eggs
  • 120g butter or coconut oil
  • 1 Tbs honey or rice malt syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (essence but natural and without the added flavours and colours)
  • 1/8 tsp powdered stevia (optional)
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup grated carrot (about one big one)
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped dates (I find if I soak the dates in some warm water they are much easier to chop)
  • Approx. 100g cream cheese (I use philadelphia, or make my own)


  • Pre-heat oven to 160c.
  • Beat eggs until light and fluffy.
  • In a small pot melt together butter or coconut oil and honey, add vanilla.
  • In a large bowl combine mixed spice, salt, coconut flour, desiccated coconut and baking powder.
  • Add carrots, dates and walnuts, mix.
  • Pour eggs and butter mixture into dry ingredients, gently fold together until just combined.
  • Spoon into silicone muffin cases until half full, top with a teaspoon of cream cheese and then fill to top with mixture (they don’t rise much so don’t be shy when filling them up).
  • Bake for 30mins until golden and firm to touch (they honey is prone to burning so keep an eye on them)


Could also add a grated apple for some extra sweetness if needed.

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    2 Replies to “Grain & Gluten Free Carrot Cake and Cream Cheese Muffins”
    Vanessa says:

    This looks really nice 🙂 I will have to give it a try.
    If you are after a raw carrot cake recipe, then you should check out my one. I would love to know what you think.
    Cheers Ness

    Laurie Nagele says:

    Looks great. Were do you get these recipes from ??? I for one will be trying this.


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