Paleo Carrot Cake Muffins (grain-free, gluten-free)

These paleo carrot cake muffins are super moist, lightly sweetened with honey and even a little fluffy! These grain-free and gluten-free healthier carrot cake muffins are the perfect Easter treat. The reviewers love them! With a dairy-free option.

First up, if you prefer a grain-containing healthier carrot cake recipe, I have you covered! This 100% whole grain carrot cake is the best carrot cake I’ve ever had. Hands down.

Or actually, it’s tied with this gluten-free carrot cake, which is the same exact recipe as the healthy carrot cake, but with gluten-free flour.

If grains aren’t your thing, these healthier carrot cake muffins are awesome. I feel like a broken record, just because I say this all the time, but I used a combination of almond flour and coconut flour to achieve the perfect texture. I want my grain-free baked goods to taste as close to grain-containing ones as possible and these are pretty darn close!

People often ask if there’s a substitute for coconut flour and there really isn’t. And the only substitute for the almond flour would be almond meal (which is a lot cheaper than almond flour!) or another nut flour.

These gluten-free and grain-free carrot cake cupcakes have the best fluffy texture! With a paleo and dairy-free option. Naturally sweetened with honey.

So now that we’ve got the carrot cake muffins out of the way, we need some healthier cream cheese frosting! This is the same cream cheese frosting recipe that I used in my last post on carrot cake scones.

It uses just a little maple syrup as sweetener. I really thought cream cheese frosting without powdered sugar was impossible but this maple syrup version was just as good! It’s quite thick so if you want to thin it out, just add some milk.

I’m just guessing that if you’re interested in grain-free baking, you’re not into mounds of frosting on top of your muffins or cupcakes. The amount that this cream cheese frosting recipe yields is just enough for a thin slathering on each muffin. If you want to pipe it like I did, you can pipe about twice as much as you see in the pictures.

These gluten-free and grain-free carrot cake cupcakes have the best fluffy texture! Naturally sweetened and with a paleo and dairy-free option.

I recommend frosting the muffins right before serving because once you frost them, they need to be refrigerated. They can sit at room temperature for about 4 hours so if you want to frost them in preparation of a party – no problem!

They just taste better and fluffier if you keep them at room temperature and microwaving cream cheese frosting sounds like a bad idea.

Obviously cream cheese isn’t dairy-free but there are dairy-free cream cheeses out there. If you don’t like the thought of using that, just leave out the frosting or use my vegan cream cheese recipe.

These naturally sweetened grain-free and gluten-free carrot cake cupcakes have the best light and fluffy texture! With a paleo and dairy-free option.

It’s naturally sweetened, doesn’t have any unusual ingredients and is also paleo-friendly! Half the recipe should yield enough for a nice slathering on top of each muffin. You can also find my directions for making these carrot cake cupcakes into an 8″ cake on that post.

Want an Easter dessert that’s a little more unique than these paleo carrot cake muffins? Try these blueberry carrot cake bars with granola from Cotter Crunch! They’re gluten-free and dairy-free and look amazing.

And for something with more of a cake texture (like angel food cake!) be sure to give my paleo blueberry muffins a try!

Healthier Carrot Cake Cupcakes (grain-free, gluten-free, paleo and dairy-free options)

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Paleo Carrot Cake Muffins (grain-free, gluten-free)
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  • Yield: 8 muffins


    For the carrot muffins:

  • 1 1/4 cups (125 grams) blanched almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons (16 grams) coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup (75 grams) refined coconut oil, melted (if you use unrefined coconut oil there may be some coconut taste to the muffins)
  • 1/3 cup (106 grams) honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup (50 grams) grated carrots
  • For the cream cheese frosting: (for paleo / dairy-free, use a half batch of this vegan "cream cheese" frosting)

  • 2 ounces (56 grams) cream cheese
  • 4 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • a dash of salt
  • additional milk for thinning, if desired


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a muffin tin with 8 muffin liners.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the dry ingredients (almond flour through nutmeg). Set this aside.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the eggs, oil, honey, and vanilla.
  4. Add the dry mix to the wet mix just until combined and then gently fold in the grated carrots.
  5. Divide the batter evenly among the liners and bake for 17-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  6. Let the muffins cool for 5 minutes in the pan and then remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Do not frost until completely cool!
  7. For the cream cheese frosting, mix everything together until thoroughly combined. If it's too thick for your liking, add a teaspoon of milk at a time until it's your desired consistency.
  8. Spread a thin layer on top of each cupcake or pipe it on. Do note that if you pipe it, you'll have some leftover if you pipe it as lightly as I did in the pictures.

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  • Jessy
    July 8, 2020 @ 7:29 pm

    Love the cup cakes! Didn’t care for the icing as much, but I’m not a icing person, so don’t judge it based on my opinion! 😂

    • Erin replies to Jessy
      July 9, 2020 @ 10:39 am

      Haha. That’s okay. ;) I’m glad you at least like the cupcakes! Thanks for your comment. :)

  • Marissa Shives says
    June 29, 2020 @ 12:36 am

    Thank you!!! I love baking but my new found lifestyle had me worried I’d never get to enjoy my favorite treats again. My husband is even sold on these!

    • Erin replies to Marissa Shives
      June 30, 2020 @ 4:14 pm

      Yay! I’m glad to hear that you both enjoyed the muffins. Thanks for your comment!

  • Mary
    June 19, 2020 @ 3:31 am

    These are amazing! My husband loves carrot cake, and he really loved these. My three-year-old granddaughter loved them, too, and her parents were happy that I was able to get a vegetable in her. My frosting was also runny, so I resorted to adding powdered sugar. But the flavor was awesome. I will use maple syrup in frosting again!

    • Erin replies to Mary
      June 26, 2020 @ 11:26 am

      I’m so glad that you and your family enjoyed these! I love that you were able to get your granddaughter to eat some carrots. :) Yay! Thanks for your comment.

  • Lauren H.
    May 30, 2020 @ 5:53 pm

    These are amazing. I went ahead and made 2 batches the first time I made them, because I’m convinced that anything Texan Erin creates is obviously going to be heavenly. I didn’t even make the icing (next time though!), but my toddler asked for “cupcakes” for days after we had eaten them all.

    • Erin replies to Lauren H.
      June 19, 2020 @ 6:32 am

      Aww, what a nice thing to say. Thank you! :) I love that your toddler requested more. :D I hope you’ll enjoy the icing next time. Thanks for your feedback and sorry again for my slow reply!

  • Rae Mann says
    May 29, 2020 @ 5:32 pm

    Hi, I’m about to make these but reading through the comments, in in UK and have ground almonds, would you suggest more liquid/yogurt will be needed to keep it moist? Also 175°c, are you using fan assisted oven here or shall I turn down the temp? Hoping you see this content asap! 🤞

    • Erin replies to Rae Mann
      May 30, 2020 @ 7:14 am

      Hi! Ground almonds is almond flour. In some countries, what they call almond flour is really defatted / deoiled almond flour, which is a product we don’t even have in the US. So ground almonds is what you want. :) Always keep the fan off unless a recipe specifically says to turn it on. Sorry for just now seeing this! I took the evening off last night.

  • Kate says
    May 24, 2020 @ 10:29 pm

    Great recipe! I used liquid stevia vs. syrup with the cream cheese and it turned out perfectly. I also used Vitafiber as a sweetener (not a paid endorser). My husband bought a bag of it and I’ve been trying to figure out how to use it!

    • Erin replies to Kate
      May 26, 2020 @ 7:01 am

      I’m glad you found a way to use Vitafiber! I’d never heard of that before. Thanks for the tip! I’m so glad that you enjoyed the muffins. :) Thanks for your comment!

  • Abigail says
    May 16, 2020 @ 10:12 pm

    Can I sub maple syrup for the honey??

  • Melissa
    May 10, 2020 @ 8:02 pm

    delicious! I spread these out into 12 muffins for 15 minutes and they came out great! Both times I made this I misread how much maple syrup to use, so I had to add more cream cheese, which was non-dairy btw and it came out great!

    • Erin replies to Melissa
      May 15, 2020 @ 3:08 pm

      I’m so glad that you enjoyed it! And it’s good to know that it works well with less maple and more cream cheese. Less sugar is always a good thing. :) Thanks for your comment!

  • Rosie says
    May 1, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

    Can I replace the almond flour with 1 and a half cups of coconut flour?

    • Erin replies to Rosie
      May 5, 2020 @ 7:11 pm

      I’m sorry for just now seeing your question! Hopefully you found the answer in the post. :) The only sub would be another nut flour. Coconut flour is not a sub for almond flour.

  • Brittany says
    April 18, 2020 @ 7:26 pm

    These were fantastic. I added raisins like some of the other reviewers as well. So GOOD I will make these regularly. Thanks!

    • Erin replies to Brittany
      May 14, 2020 @ 7:02 am

      I’m so glad that you enjoyed them! I still need to try them myself with raisins. Thanks for your feedback and sorry for my very slow reply!

  • Michelle
    April 16, 2020 @ 10:24 pm

    I really like these muffins, it’s delicious and the texture is on point. I was wondering if these could be made into a cake (2 round layers), like would the consistency and texture be dense enough? And if so, how would you convert the recipe?


    • Erin replies to Michelle
      April 25, 2020 @ 6:58 am

      I’m sorry for just now seeing your question! Hopefully you found the answer in the post. :) I linked to the recipe where I made it as a cake. I doubled the recipe and baked it in two 8″ pans for 17 minutes.

  • Saraa aahhh says
    April 15, 2020 @ 8:42 pm

    I made one batch according to the recipe and they are absolute heaven – perfectly moist with a very pleasant nutty carrot flavor . To experiment, I made another batch with cassava flour which is quite a bit cheaper than almond flour , and it was absolute trash ! Super dry and bready in a bad way . Oh well garbage in, garbage out, as they say. I will stick with the almond flour and will be making again and again :)

    • Erin replies to Saraa aahhh
      April 24, 2020 @ 10:08 am

      Aww. I’m sorry your cassava flour experiment didn’t work out! Cassava flour is one of the few flours my kid can have and so I use it a lot and still wouldn’t be able to convert this (or any recipe) without a ton of experimenting / wasting. :/ I really recommend using recipes that already call for the specific brand of cassava that you have! Thanks a bunch for your comment and sorry for my slow reply. Things have been crazy around here!

  • Dora Madsen
    April 13, 2020 @ 8:04 pm

    I have rarely left reviews/comments on recipes, however, I made this as a cake for Easter and it was fabulous! I made just one batch of muffins as written except: adding a 1/2 tsp extra cinnamon and a few drops of fresh squeezed ginger root. And added 3-4 TBL each chopped walnuts and raisins. Also, when directions stated to mix the eggs in, I separated the eggs and only mixed in the egg yolks. I whipped the egg whites until firm then folded them in after the carrots/walnuts and raisins were added. I greased and parchment papered two 6 in round cake pans, as I wanted a petite, tall cake. I made a low sugar frosting of about two TBL of almost equal ratios of butter, cream cheese and coconut cream with a tablespoon of maple syrup and a few drops of liquid stevia. The frosting was just lightly sweetened and was just enough for layering and frosting the top of the cake. It would have made a nice sized piece if cake cut into 8 pieces, however, I just wanted a little bit of dessert so I cut the two layered cake into 12 small pieces. This is definitely a do again!!

    • Erin replies to Dora Madsen
      May 14, 2020 @ 6:59 am

      I’m so sorry for just now seeing your comment! It landed up in spam for some reason and with my son home the last 2 months, I haven’t been diligent with checking that. Thanks so much for your wonderful review! I’m really glad that you liked the carrot cake. Separating the eggs is a great idea! I’ll have to try that. Thanks again for your feedback and sorry again for my ridiculously slow reply!

  • Fatima says
    April 10, 2020 @ 3:35 am

    Hi Erin, I made this recipe. Because I didnt have enough ingredients, I had to substitute part of the almond flour with apricot seed kernels, ground in my spice mill. I also used butter because I didnt have refined coconut oil. Instead of cupcakes, I made it in a 20 inch cake pan. It was so moist and decicious, the kids polished it off even before I could make the frosting, and I only had a small piece. Absolutely yummy and very hard to tell that its paleo!

    • Erin replies to Fatima
      April 11, 2020 @ 9:40 am

      Oh, wow. I’ve never heard of using apricot seed kernels! How interesting. Thanks for the tip and your feedback! I’m so glad that it came out well, especially with your changes. :)

  • emma says
    April 3, 2020 @ 8:47 am

    Can I use almond flour only. I don’t have any coconut flour :(

    • Erin replies to emma
      April 7, 2020 @ 7:40 pm

      Sorry for just now seeing your question! Like I said in the post, there’s not really a sub for coconut flour. :( Sorry about that!

    March 30, 2020 @ 9:17 pm

    Just made these and they are awesome!! added raisins 10/10 :)

    • Erin replies to CARROL VERASAMY
      April 1, 2020 @ 1:12 pm

      Yay! I’m glad to hear that! Thanks for your comment. :)

  • Sheilat
    February 24, 2020 @ 9:52 pm

    Hi. I’ve been making this recipe on repeat every week for my son! I had made it a few times with flax eggs- he loved it. I switched to regular eggs and i like it better with regular eggs. Looks nicer, as well :)
    Thank you for this recipe. Literally make it every week. Freezes well!

    • Erin replies to Sheilat
      April 7, 2020 @ 8:16 pm

      I’m so sorry for just now seeing your comment! It landed in spam for some weird reason. :( I’m surprised your son liked it with flax eggs! I wasn’t able to make these successfully with chia eggs. You’re welcome for the recipe! It’s so nice to hear you make them every week. :) Thanks for your feedback and sorry again for my slow reply.

  • Hoku says
    October 17, 2019 @ 8:34 pm

    Nutrition Facts
    Servings: 8
    Amount per serving
    Calories 182
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 12.8g 16%
    Saturated Fat 8.7g 43%
    Cholesterol 47mg 16%
    Sodium 143mg 6%
    Total Carbohydrate 15.1g 5%
    Dietary Fiber 1.7g 6%
    Total Sugars 12.3g
    Protein 3g
    Vitamin D 4mcg 22%
    Calcium 14mg 1%
    Iron 1mg 3%
    Potassium 51mg 1%

  • Nancy Harland says
    October 4, 2019 @ 6:08 am

    What is the nutritional information for these muffins?

    • Erin replies to Nancy Harland
      October 10, 2019 @ 8:21 pm

      I don’t have the calories but you could use this recipe analyzer for the nutritional profile.

  • Calvin says
    September 25, 2019 @ 2:32 pm

    I made this into a cake and it was SO GOOD! I think I may have done something wrong with the icing though, or the ratios are off. Doubled the recipe, so I did 4oz cream cheese, 8tbs maple syrup, and 3tsp vanilla, and some salt. It ended up incredibly liquidy and never thickened up. Any suggestions on why that may have happened?

    • Erin replies to Calvin
      September 25, 2019 @ 2:37 pm

      I’m glad you liked the recipe! :) You should have used 8 teaspoons of maple syrup, not tablespoons. The recipe calls for 4 teaspoons.

      • Calvin
        replies to Erin
        September 25, 2019 @ 2:43 pm

        Oops, that was a typo, I meant 8tsp maple syrup, not tbs lol.

        • Erin replies to Calvin
          September 30, 2019 @ 11:59 am

          I’ve gotten a lot of feedback on this recipe and nobody has mentioned the frosting being runny so if you followed the recipe exactly, I’m not sure what the problem could be. :( You used brick cream cheese, right, and not the spreadable kind for toast?

  • Julie
    August 19, 2019 @ 3:13 pm

    Made these twice already for gluten-sensitive friends, and they were a big hit! I used the ingredients as written, except I bumped up the cinnamon to two teaspoons and also added a quarter teaspoon of allspice. I made them in the mini-muffin pan, sprayed with non-stick spray, lined with papers, which I sprayed, too, so they came out nicely with nothing stuck to the paper. Baked for maybe 8 minutes (check at 6), and this recipe made 30 minis. No, they’re not the same as carrot cake made with flour, but by golly, they’re really good…practically a health food, haha! I used your icing drizzle on only one of the batches that I made. They’re good either way. Gluten-free and “regular” folks all liked them. Thanks for sharing.

    • Erin replies to Julie
      September 6, 2019 @ 12:17 pm

      I’m so sorry for just now seeing your comment! I just got back from vacation. I’m really glad that everyone enjoyed them! And more spice is always a good thing. ;) And good to know that it makes 30 minis! Thanks for the tip and for your feedback. Sorry again!

  • Debbie says
    August 8, 2019 @ 4:48 pm

    Your recipe sound delicious but I need to make them completely nut free. What flour can I use instead of almond flour?

    • Erin replies to Debbie
      August 13, 2019 @ 8:47 pm

      I’m sorry for just now seeing your question! I just returned from vacation. Almond flour is unfortunately only interchangeable with other nut flours so I can’t recommend a sub. Sorry about that!

  • Sarah Merican says
    August 6, 2019 @ 4:32 pm

    Mine are a bit gritty and not as brown in colour as yours. Very pale. Also the batter is very thick, more akin to a cookie dough than a cake batter. HELP!

    • Sarah Merican
      replies to Sarah Merican
      August 6, 2019 @ 6:12 pm

      I’m not sure what was going but I followed the instructions exactly and they were terrible! They were gummy and I baked them for over 30 minutes and they weren’t really done but got super crunchy on the top. But I made a second batch and they are DELICIOUS! I love how tender and light they are. And there isn’t a huge amount of sweetness either which I love (but I’m sure you can add more sweetener if you need). I did get some crispage on the top but I plan on cutting off the muffin tops for a level canvas for the frosting. I did sift the dry ingredients in the second batch which helped the grittiness. Overall WOULD RECOMMEND!

      • Erin replies to Sarah Merican
        August 13, 2019 @ 8:34 pm

        Sorry for just now seeing your comment! I replied to your other one just now and then saw this comment. I’m happy that the second batch came out better! Sometimes I make my own recipes (that have tons of positive reviews on them) and they come out terrible. I just mess something up during the process. How great that you gave it another try and it worked well. :) Thanks for coming back to let me know!

    • Erin replies to Sarah Merican
      August 13, 2019 @ 8:31 pm

      Do you by any chance live outside the US? In some countries, they have a product called almond flour that we don’t even have in the US (called defatted almond flour). That product is much more dry than almond flour. In the US, almond flour = ground almonds. I’m sorry it didn’t work out for you! :(

  • Christine Hart says
    July 23, 2019 @ 9:24 pm

    MMMMMM. I have made these twice with a couple of minor changes. I replaced the honey with Swerve sweetener and applesauce. I also added a 1/2 tsp. baking powder.So good with almond butter for breakfast. Thank you.

    • Erin replies to Christine Hart
      August 8, 2019 @ 6:24 pm

      You’re welcome! I’m so glad that they worked out well for you and that you enjoyed them. :) Thanks for your comment and sorry for my super slow reply!

    • Maria replies to Christine Hart
      October 23, 2019 @ 6:04 am

      Can you tell me how much apple sauce you used ?

  • Shelly Ann Harding says
    July 20, 2019 @ 5:14 pm

    I’ve made some & they are DELICIOUS as well as addictive only problem is they are VERY oily I think the next time I will cut down on the amount of coconut oil.

    • Erin replies to Shelly Ann Harding
      July 23, 2019 @ 7:25 pm

      I’m happy you enjoyed them! I never thought they were overly oily but I’m sure it’d be no problem to reduce it a little. :) Thanks for your feedback!

    • Paula Valentine replies to Shelly Ann Harding
      July 27, 2019 @ 5:32 pm

      Mine aren’t oily at all. I used the amount of coconut oil in the recipe.

      • Erin replies to Paula Valentine
        August 8, 2019 @ 6:35 pm

        It could have to do with the almond flour. If it’s not finely ground, almond flour treats can sometimes come out oily.

  • Jermimah says
    July 18, 2019 @ 5:17 am

    Hi there, is it vanilla essence that you use

    • Erin replies to Jermimah
      July 23, 2019 @ 7:09 pm

      I’m so sorry for just now seeing your question! I used vanilla extract.

  • Mimi says
    June 28, 2019 @ 10:14 pm

    Thank you Erin! My granddaughter loved these! Though I used ground almonds, she didn’t seem to mind at all, but now my pantry has a good finely ground almond flour I bought today for making future carrot cake muffins😁. Thank you again Erin❤️

    • Erin replies to Mimi
      July 3, 2019 @ 8:55 pm

      You’re welcome! I’m really glad that she liked them. :) It’s great that they worked out well for you! Thanks for the feedback.

  • kevin
    June 26, 2019 @ 7:29 pm

    Can I use this same recipe for a cake

    • Erin replies to kevin
      July 3, 2019 @ 8:37 pm

      You can double the recipe and bake it in two 8″ pans for 17 minutes. :)

  • Mimi says
    June 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

    Is it possible to use unblanched almond flour instead of you think it will affect texture?
    Thank you! So excited to make these for my granddaughter 🤗

    • Erin replies to Mimi
      June 25, 2019 @ 5:01 pm

      I think it’d be just fine! As long as you don’t mind the little specks of skin. :) I hope you’ll both enjoy them!

      • Mimi replies to Erin
        June 25, 2019 @ 7:46 pm

        Thank you for the reply Erin, I’ll be making these today hopefully!
        I will let you know! 😊

        • Erin replies to Mimi
          June 26, 2019 @ 9:01 am

          You’re welcome! Hope they were a hit. :)

  • Marianne
    June 21, 2019 @ 8:00 am

    This is by far my favorite recipe. Every time I make these I have been asked for the recipe. I do add 1/3 cup of raisins and a 1/4 cup walnuts. Baking time is 20-25 minutes. Thank you so much for sharing.

    • Erin replies to Marianne
      June 23, 2019 @ 8:33 pm

      You’re welcome! I’m really glad that it’s your favorite. I bet they’re yummy with raisins and walnuts! Thanks for the tip and your feedback. :)

    • Jade replies to Marianne
      March 9, 2020 @ 12:31 pm

      Ohhhhh I just made your version with additional walnuts and raisins, AMAZING!!! Thank you 😍

      • Erin replies to Jade
        March 11, 2020 @ 11:12 am

        Aww, yay! I love that you tried out another reviewer’s version. Thanks for your feedback! :)

  • Margaret Makcrow says
    June 12, 2019 @ 2:29 am

    I made the recipe and it is delicate but I am wondering if I can substitute melted butter for the oil. Thank you

    • Erin replies to Margaret Makcrow
      June 18, 2019 @ 7:18 pm

      I’m sorry for just now seeing your question! Yes, you can use melted butter. :)

  • Sharon says
    June 8, 2019 @ 12:09 am

    Do they freeze ok? Even with icing on?

    • Erin replies to Sharon
      June 8, 2019 @ 12:34 pm

      I haven’t tried freezing them with icing but I’m guessing it’s best to freeze them without.

  • Christina says
    May 28, 2019 @ 4:02 pm

    Can you use an egg replacer for the eggs?

    • Erin replies to Christina
      June 3, 2019 @ 9:46 pm

      Sorry for just now seeing your question! I unfortunately haven’t had good luck with egg replacers in this recipe.

    • Anna replies to Christina
      July 18, 2019 @ 3:23 am

      I have done them with flaxseed egg replacement and they turned out delicious. I have also used lakanto syrup instead of honey for vegan version.

      • Erin replies to Anna
        July 23, 2019 @ 7:09 pm

        Thanks so much for the tips! :)

  • Tierah says
    May 11, 2019 @ 3:02 am

    Can I use this same recipe for a cake? or should I change it up a bit?

    • Erin replies to Tierah
      May 13, 2019 @ 8:31 pm

      You can double the recipe and bake it in two 8″ pans for 17 minutes. :)

  • Micha says
    May 7, 2019 @ 11:21 pm

    Hi! What can I sub for the coconut flour??would reg flour work?? I dont have any!

    • Erin replies to Micha
      May 13, 2019 @ 8:23 pm

      I’m sorry for just now seeing your question! Unfortunately there’s no sub for coconut flour. Sorry about that!

      • Kate H replies to Erin
        September 13, 2019 @ 6:18 am

        I’ve actually had great luck using a combination of arrowroot and tapioca starch when I don’t have coconut flour. Usually about 2 cups almond flour, 1/2 c arrowroot and 2 Tbl spoons tapioca. This combo comes from Zenbelly, another awesome mostly Paleo chef/blogger. She uses coconut flour but I’m sensitive to the taste and tried tapioca with success for other baked treats.

        • Erin replies to Kate H
          September 16, 2019 @ 8:39 pm

          Oooh, interesting! Are you saying that you use 2 cups almond flour, 1/2 c arrowroot and 2 tablespoons of tapioca in this recipe? I’ll have to check out her formula! Thanks a bunch for the tip.

        • Kate H
          replies to Kate H
          September 16, 2019 @ 9:25 pm

          That’s the typical combination she suggests, I believe! But I subbed arrowroot for coconut flour in your recipe (and used zucchini instead of carrot) and they came out delicious!! Huge success for my daughter’s first birthday :)

        • Erin replies to Kate H
          September 22, 2019 @ 6:55 am

          Oooh! Zucchini is a great idea! I need to try that soon. Thanks for the answer. :) And I hope your daughter had a great birthday!

  • Joslyn Francis says
    May 7, 2019 @ 10:42 pm

    What is the nutritional breakdown of this please?

    • Erin replies to Joslyn Francis
      May 13, 2019 @ 8:24 pm

      I don’t have that info but you could use this recipe analyzer for the nutritional profile. :)

  • modapkx
    April 29, 2019 @ 2:33 pm

    That was unique for me. definitely gonna try this weekend. thanks erin :)

    • Erin replies to modapkx
      May 4, 2019 @ 8:52 pm

      You’re welcome! Hope you’ll enjoy it. :)

  • Laura says
    April 25, 2019 @ 8:43 pm

    Sounds delicious!
    Can I substitute the almond and coconut flour for gf oat flour?
    Can’t wait to try them!
    Thanks, Laura

    • Erin replies to Laura
      April 30, 2019 @ 8:56 pm

      I’m so sorry for just now seeing your question! Oat flour isn’t interchangeable with either almond or coconut flours. :( Sorry about that!

  • Mildred Martinez says
    April 25, 2019 @ 3:18 pm

    These are amazing! I used a 8 inch loaf pan and then cut in squares. Also added 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes and 1/3 cup golden raisins, also about 1/3 cup more shredded carrots. I love that it is not too sweet. Thanks for the recipe!

    • Erin replies to Mildred Martinez
      April 30, 2019 @ 8:52 pm

      You’re welcome for the recipe! Do you remember how long you baked it? Your additions sound delicious. :) Thanks for the tip (and sorry for my slow reply!).

  • Shawna says
    April 12, 2019 @ 6:19 pm

    I am wondering if you have the nutritional breakdown for this recipe. I am particularly looking for carbs, fibre and sugar. Thank you.

    • Erin replies to Shawna
      April 19, 2019 @ 9:08 pm

      I don’t have that info but you could use this recipe analyzer for the nutritional profile. :)

  • Leah Barber says
    April 6, 2019 @ 2:44 am

    Whoa, these are amazing. I have been exploring sweeteners that feel better in my body…and i’m loving date paste right now! So i substituted 1/3 cup of date paste for the honey and two batches turned out so so so good! Thanks for this, Erin!!

    • Erin replies to Leah Barber
      April 9, 2019 @ 7:01 pm

      You’re welcome! I love the idea of date paste. Have you found that that’s a good direct sub for honey or maple syrup? Thanks for the tip and your feedback! :)

      • Leah Barber replies to Erin
        April 10, 2019 @ 1:22 am

        I do actually find that it makes a less sweet baked good, but i’m cool with that! That’s just the preference of my taste buds. And i’ll sometimes add something else like raisins to make it sweeter but still in a way that doesn’t crack me out the way more concentrated sugar does (like honey, maple, agave).

        • Erin replies to Leah Barber
          April 14, 2019 @ 9:05 pm

          That’s good to know! I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for coming back to let me know!

  • Maris says
    March 28, 2019 @ 2:52 pm

    I made these yesterday and the only change is that I added some unsweetened crushed pineapple. I am not gluten-free but bake for friends and family who are. I have to say these are absolutely delicious! Definitely a recipe that I will use again and again!

    • Erin replies to Maris
      March 30, 2019 @ 7:55 pm

      I’m so glad that you liked them, especially as a non-GF eater! How much pineapple did you add? Thanks for your comment. :)

      • Maris Rosenberg replies to Erin
        August 10, 2019 @ 12:22 am

        I used about 3/4 of a 20oz Dole crushed pineapple in natural juice can. I drained as much of the juice out as I could.


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