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Low Carb Carrot Cake Muffins

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These low carb carrot cake muffins are great for snacking! Sugar free, gluten free, and keto recipe.

Low Carb Carrot Cake Muffins - perfect for snacking! Keto, sugar free and gluten free recipe.

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I hardly ever cook with carrots! They're not the highest carb vegetable (check out my guide to the best and worst low carb vegetables!), but one 2.8 oz carrot contains 5g net carbs. If you were serving them as a side dish, you might have a couple of carrots per person, and that carb count is going to add up. For those of you trying to stay under 20g net carbs per day, it's just way too high.

However, used in moderation they can be included in a low carb diet, especially as they have so many health benefits. They're a great source of  beta-carotene, fiber, vitamin K , potassium and antioxidants.

In this recipe, I'm only using one 2 oz carrot, and that's divided into six servings. The final carb count is 3g net per muffin – which makes them ideal for everyone to enjoy. The muffins are lovely and moist in the center, and have just enough of that carrot taste without being overwhelming. Even my picky 7-year-old enjoyed them!

How to Make Low Carb / Keto Carrot Cake Muffins

Start preparing the muffins by peeling and grating the carrot. As I mentioned above you only need one, so it doesn't take long to prepare, especially with my Microplane Ribbon Grater!

Low Carb Carrot Cake Muffins - perfect for snacking! Keto, sugar free and gluten free recipe.

In a stand mixer bowl, add almond flour, eggs, melted butter, low carb sweetener (something granular like Swerve would be perfect), baking powder and vanilla extract. Blend until fully combined.

Stir in the grated carrot until mixed through the batter.

Low Carb Carrot Cake Muffins - perfect for snacking! Keto, sugar free and gluten free recipe.

Divide the mixture between a six-hole muffin pan that has been lined with paper or silicone liners.

Bake in a preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until cooked through.

Low Carb Carrot Cake Muffins - perfect for snacking! Keto, sugar free and gluten free recipe.

Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Low Carb Carrot Cake Muffins - perfect for snacking! Keto, sugar free and gluten free recipe.

You could even enjoy these for breakfast! Store in an airtight container.

Low Carb Carrot Cake Muffins - perfect for snacking! Keto, sugar free and gluten free recipe.

If you prefer your low carb carrot cake muffins to have frosting – try my cream cheese frosting!

 

Low Carb Carrot Cake Muffins

Low Carb Carrot Cake Muffins

Yield: 6 Muffins
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Cooling Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

These low carb carrot cake muffins are great for snacking! Sugar free, gluten free, and keto recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 carrot, peeled and grated
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 2 tbs low carb sweetener, eg Lakanto or Swerve
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F (175C).
  2. In a stand mixer bowl, add almond flour, eggs, melted butter, sweetener, baking powder and vanilla extract. Blend until fully combined.
  3. Stir in the grated carrot until mixed through the batter.
  4. Divide the mixture between a six-hole muffin pan that has been lined with paper or silicone liners.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until cooked through. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Notes

3g net carbs per muffin

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Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1 Muffin
Amount Per Serving Calories 210Total Fat 19gSaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 102mgSodium 105mgCarbohydrates 5gNet Carbohydrates 3gFiber 2gSugar 1gProtein 6g

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Michele

Saturday 9th of February 2019

I’m allergic to almond flour so can I use the same amount of a gluten free flour?

Georgina

Saturday 9th of February 2019

Sorry, I've never worked with GF flour - is it usually interchangeable? I'm not even sure if all brands are the same.

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