carrot banana muffins paleo recipe

Carrot Banana Muffins

When I saw this recipe for a purely fruit sweetened carrot cake from Heidi over at I just knew I would want to make it into some sort of gluten free version.  So I did.

Last weekend our friends Chris and Larry came over to sit out on our porch and read the Sunday New York Times with us while soaking in some good Colorado sunshine and we enjoyed these descendants of Heidi’s carrot, banana, date yumminess.  Here it is for all of you.

Carrot Banana Muffins
Serves: 18 muffins
  1. In a small bowl, combine almond flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon
  2. In a food processor, combine dates, bananas, eggs, vinegar and oil
  3. Transfer mixture to a large bowl
  4. Blend dry mixture into wet until thoroughly combined
  5. Fold in carrots and walnuts
  6. Spoon mixture into paper lined muffin pan
  7. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes

Yesterday, I was happy to find that The Philadelphia Inquirer included my own little gluten free cookbook,  The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook in an article called “Gluten-free but still tasty.”  Way cool.

Finally, don’t forget to submit your grain free cake post to the “Go Ahead Honey, It’s Gluten-Free” Blog Carnival I’m hosting this month. For more details view my grain free cupcakes post.


  1. Lee-Anna says

    Made these last night, they are by far the best GF muffin I’ve made so far! Thank you for sharing this! I can’t believe there is no sugar, they are so deliciously sweet!
    Ps. I added a dollop of cream cheese in the middle!!! OMG, amazing! :)

  2. taylorfarrar says

    Hi, I love the sounds of this recipe. Can it be made as a loaf instead of muffins? And, if so, would I need to make any modifications?

  3. Nicky says

    I followed the recipe exactly and these were amazing! Best paleo muffins I’ve made in a long time…and I make a lot of paleo muffins! :)

    • Elana says

      Hi Nicky, that is so sweet of you to let me know that these are some of the best paleo muffins you’ve made :-)

  4. Kate says

    I used 1 1/2 cups almond flour and 1/2 cup Arrowroot flour and threw in a shredded Apple. Delicious! They disappeared quickly and I’m planning to make another batch tomorrow!

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