Carrot raisin everything muffins

These healthy carrot raisin everything muffins are paleo friendly, perfect for breakfast or a healthy snack.
carrot raisin muffins

These muffins seem to be mimicking my life right now. There’s pretty much everything under the sun in them and that’s exactly what it feels like I have to accomplish between now and next Monday when I leave for Italy.

Wondering why my posts have been sporadic? Yeah, that’s why. Except you’re probably not because you have a life and didn’t even notice.

This weekend I ran around like a lunatic dropping off 12 bags of clothes at goodwill (so now I obviously need to go shopping), attempting to get my bridesmaid dress for my brother’s wedding altered (but got there 10 minutes after the store closed), getting my hair cut (and being told that only one gray hair was spotted!) and spending almost 2 hours getting my wedding rings appraised in order to renew insurance on them before leaving the country. At this rate, it’s looking like I’ll be traveling abroad as a single woman. And even with all that, there are still 11 big “to-do’s” on my list and none of them even touch the subjects of my real job work or all the blog prep that needs to get done this week. Vacations really shouldn’t be this hard.

Wah wah wah… I know. I’m complaining about a trip to Italy and you probably want to punch me.

Carrot raisin everything muffins

I’m sorry.

How about we talk muffins and forget about it?

These were a test of my willpower. I had a can of pumpkin on the counter when I was making them and about 98.7% of my being wanted to break it open and use it. Initially, I really wanted to make these sweet potato muffins, but then we ate them all for dinner instead. The next best thing seemed to be pumpkin but I swore to you I was resisting until October so I held strong, put it back in the pantry and grated some carrots instead.

I’m not gonna say the pumpkin wouldn’t have been a good idea, but these are pretty stellar without it.

If there were to exist a perfect breakfast muffin, I’m deeming these it. They’re healthy but with the perfect amount of sweetness from the raisins and honey and they’re hearty with all the seeds and nuts going on.

Carrot raisin "everything" muffins

They’re also the perfect 10pm distraction from that lingering to-do list.

Carrot raisin"everything" muffins
 
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Healthy carrot, raisin muffins with walnuts, pumpkin seeds and coconut. Perfect for breakfast or a quick snack.
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Serves: 7 muffins
Ingredients
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • ¼ cup ground flax seed
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • ¼ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • ⅓ cup chopped walnuts
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ half banana, mashed
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup almond milk
  • ½ cup grated carrot
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a muffin tin or line with baking cups.
  2. Combine all dry ingredients (almond flour through salt) in a large bowl.
  3. In a separate small bowl, whisk together remaining wet ingredients.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix together.
  5. Scoop mixture into muffin tins filling almost all the way (muffins will not rise a lot).
  6. Sprinkle the top with more coconut flakes if desired.
  7. Bake for 22-25 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and transfer to a cooling rack.

 

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  1. 3

    says

    There’s nothing wrong with an ‘everything but the kitchen sink’ muffin! Some of my bested baking creations are ones that use loads of different things, yum! Good luck in preparing for Italy, so exciting and worth all the running around and hectic afternoons trying to get everything done.

  2. 13

    says

    Those look and sound great. I love muffins full of yummy things! If you do make pumpkin muffins, try to find fresh sugar pumpkins and grate them into the batter instead of using canned puree. Baked goods made with grated pumpkin are some of my favorites of all time.

  3. 16

    says

    They look and sound awesome! I made some carrot-raisin everything bread while I was in Aruba & havent posted about it yet. I made it BECAUSE I couldnt get my hands on pumpkin (or sweet potatoes!) and carrots were the closest thing. I hear you on holding off or wanting to til Oct 1 but my first pumpkin post is going out tomorrow. Can’t wait any longer!

  4. 24

    says

    it’s good to get some breathing room so the sporadic posts (which i haven’t even noticed the sporadic-ness, i still feel as if you post every day) are ok! can you stuff me in your suitcase? like, that’d be awesome..and throw some of these muffins in there for me so i can live for several hours while i’m suffocating in that suitcase hahah

  5. 34

    says

    I hope you get the chance to relax a bit before your trip…but I always feel like I enjoy the trip more when it is my down time. These muffins look fantastic! I’ve definitely already caved to pumpkin, but the carrots in here make me happy too :)

  6. 35

    Mollie says

    When I was a kid my mom used to pack shredded carrot/raisin/peanut butter sandwiches in my lunchbox. I thought the were hideous…until she actually bought bologna, THAT was hideous:) These muffins totally make me nostalgic for the school lunch room. I think I’ll make a batch for my mom!

  7. 37

    April says

    Hiiii! I have these in the oven right now :) The only thing I was unclear on was amount of banana – is it half of a banana or am I reading that wrong? I have my fingers crossed they turn out!

    • 38

      Running to the Kitchen says

      It is half a banana, I edited the recipe so that’s less confusing now. Hope you like them!

      • 39

        April says

        Thank you! Phew – glad I didn’t screw it up ;) They smell amazing and I can’t wait to devour! You have so many great recipes I can’t wait to make, wahoo!

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