Close-up of healthy carrot cake muffing seen from the side

Healthy Carrot Cake Muffins

Making these healthy carrot cake muffins is a breeze! They come together in one bowl and prep time is only 5 minutes. 
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword carrot cake muffins
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 189kcal
Author Christel Oerum


Dry ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 cup tapioca starch
  • 1/2 cup granulated sweetener of choice (I used Xylitol)
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder (make sure it's a gluten-free version)
  • 1 tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. cloves
  • 1 tsp. salt

Wet ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp. flax meal
  • 1/2 cup water (replace the flax meal and water with 2 large eggs if not vegan)
  • 1 medium banana overripe and mashed
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded carrots


  • Preheat your oven to 350 F (180°C), add muffin paper cups to a muffin tray and set aside. 
  • Add all of the dry ingredients into a bowl and whisk together thoroughly. Make sure to whisk out all the lumps and that the spices are spread evenly. You could also use a sifter to sift the ingredients together.
  • Mix the flax meal with the 1/2 cup of water until it becomes a "flax egg". Allow it to sit for 5 minutes. 
  • Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add in the coconut oil, flax egg, and vanilla extract. Mix together until a rough dough starts to form. Then stir in the mashed bananas and shredded carrots. 
  • Spoon the mixture into muffin paper cups. Bake for 35 - 40 minutes until baked through. 
  • Allow to cool in the tray for 10 minutes and then remove the muffins from the tray. Then let them cool to room temperature and serve. 


Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 17.3g | Protein: 3.8g | Fat: 13.9g | Saturated Fat: 8.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.9g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 226.5mg | Potassium: 268.7mg | Fiber: 3.9g | Sugar: 5.6g | Vitamin A: 9530IU | Vitamin C: 7.5mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 0.5mg | Net carbs: 13.4g