This Paleo Carrot Kugel recipe is made with 7 healthy ingredients. All you need for it is carrots, eggs, almond flour, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, and orange zest. We love serving this healthy kugel for Jewish holidays, especially at Passover.
What is kugel? Kugel is a Yiddish word that describes a sweet or savaory baked pudding or casserole. This type of dish is typically made of egg noodles or potatoes. I made mine with carrots. Why? I was diagnosed with celiac disease in 1998. At that point I went on a strict gluten-free diet. That diet eliminated egg noodles. Then, in 2001, I went grain-free and gave up all forms of potatoes. So that eliminated potato kugel for me. Since we love kugel, I created this Paleo Carrot Kugel for my family, and made sure it was something I could eat too.
In case you’re wondering, potatoes are a paleo food, they’re just something I choose not to eat. I cannot digest them well, so this makes sense for me. So, Paleo Carrot Kugel is the answer!
- 5-6 cups chopped carrots, approximately 2 pounds
- ¼ cup honey or agave nectar
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon orange rind
- 3 large eggs
- ¼ cup blanched almond flour (not almond meal)
- Cook carrots in a steamer until soft, about 20 minutes
- In a vitamix, puree carrots, honey, nutmeg, cinnamon, orange rind, eggs, and almond flour
- Place mixture in a greased 8 x 8 inch baking dish
- Bake at 350°F for 1 hour, until browned around the edges and done in the center
- Serve warm out of the oven, or allow to cool, then refrigerate overnight and serve cold
This healthy kugel recipe was inspired by a carrot souffle recipe from one of my readers, Lisa Stafford.
I hope you like this Paleo Carrot Kugel recipe as much as we do. Here are some of my other Paleo Passover recipes!
I have made this several times and love it. I made it with roasted carrots and it is a more dense and the flavor is good. The 2 lbs of carrots came out to be 3 cups after they roasted and then I followed the recipe. Of course I had to baked in a smaller dish.
Also lined the dish with patchment and it did well. Thank you for all of your recipes they are wonderful.
Bethanie, thanks for letting me know you love this kugel!
Bethanie Stone says
Thank you, thank you, thank you,
This recipe is wonderful I am still in the beginning stages of the SCD and I wanted to try a spice. so I decided on doing this without honey and orange and cinnamon. It is so good like having desert.
Thank you for all your time and amazing abilities to create recipes.
Bethanie, thank you for your kind comment! I’m so happy to hear that you think this recipe is wonderful!
Abbie Greenberg says
Hello. How are you? This looks delicious! Your thoughts please on using shredded carrots, not steaming them and just mixing them with the other ingredients?
Abbie, I haven’t tried that :-)
Jill Peraud says
Beautiful recipe. Tysm for making SCD legal recipes that are delicious for the high holidays! Just read your blog about your one year cancerversary. Wishing you blessings of good health – and a happy and healthy new year! I I am 3 1/2 years out from lumpectomy and radiation… May we all be inscribed in the Book of Life
Jill, thanks for your kind words and happy new year.
Chani Gershovitz says
Made it for shabbos
Will definitely make it again
vered leb says
Thanks, that looks great!
What do you mean by “chopped carrots”?
However i like it!
Or should it resemble noodles?
Vered, thanks for your comment. You chop the carrots so they fit in the steamer basket, then you’ll pulverize them for the kugel :-)