two Paleo carrot cake muffins stacked on top of each other with more muffins in the background

Paleo Carrot Cake Muffins (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, No Refined Sugar)

Grain-free never tasted better! These easy and super moist Paleo carrot cake muffins will satisfy your carrot cake cravings. Made with simple and healthy ingredients. Gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free and no refined sugar.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten-free carrot cake muffins, Paleo carrot cake muffins
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 189 kcal


  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon gluten-free baking powder
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 eggs room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon peel
  • 1/4 nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup shredded carrot 1 large carrot
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • Additional chopped pecans and coconut for topping optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl add the wet ingredients first (eggs, applesauce, pure vanilla extract, and honey) then add the dry ingredients (almond flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon peel). Mix until fully combined.

  3. Add shredded carrots, coconut, pecans, and raisins to almond flour mixture and stir until fully combined.
  4. Scoop batter into a lined muffin pan. The batter will be thick. (I like to use an ice cream scoop.)
  5. Top muffins with chopped pecans and coconut. (optional)
  6. Bake for 23-26 minutes.  Please watch your oven because all ovens are different.
  7. Remove and check centers with a toothpick to see if they are done.
  8. Allow to cool before serving.
  9. Store in an airtight container.
  10. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Mama says, "Check all of your labels!"

Nutrition Facts
Paleo Carrot Cake Muffins (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, No Refined Sugar)
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 189 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 117mg 5%
Potassium 213mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 7g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 36.8%
Vitamin C 1.1%
Calcium 6.9%
Iron 11.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.