26 January 2015

Wheat-free carrot cake muffins

Carrot cake might just happen to be my all time favourite treat.
Luckily for me, its a bit of a craze over here at the minute and all my local cafes seem to be competing for  some kind of imaginary best carrot cake of the area award which I'm definitely not complaining about!
I have a classic recipe here that is my go to for a teatime cake but this time I wanted to make something a little healthier and a cross between a breakfast muffin and afternoon snack.


50g porridge oats
190g rice flour
1tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
50g walnuts
30g coconut oil (melted)
60ml olive oil
70g natural yoghurt
75ml almond milk (or other plant milk)
1 large banana (mashed)
2 large eggs
5tbsp honey
160g grated carrot
75g grated apple

Rolled oats
Ground cinnamon
Coconut oil
Demerara sugar

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C (180 fan). 

In a large mixing bowl, mix together the porridge oats, flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and roughly chopped walnuts. 

In a separate bowl, whisk together the coconut oil, olive oil, natural yoghurt, almond milk and eggs. Add in the mashed banana and the honey and stir well. 
Add in the grated carrot and apple to the wet ingredients and then mix in the dry ingredients. Mix well with a large wooden spoon until everything is just incorporated. (Don't over-mix it.)
Then spoon large tablespoons of the batter into a pre-greased muffin tray. 

Add another few tablespoons of coconut oil to a small saucepan along with 2-3 tablespoons of honey. Melt them together over a low heat and then add in a large handful of porridge oats, 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon and a good spoonful of demerera sugar. Mix together until you have a crumble-like consistency. Sprinkle a little of this crumble mixture over each muffin. 
Then bake in the preheated oven for around 12-15 minutes until risen and golden brown.


  1. Love carrot cake too! But need to give this a try - always like the sound of a slightly healthier version of a firm favourite. And they look so cute too!

  2. Oh how I love carrot cake!!
    And I've also been having a phase now where I just want to make a muffin out of everything, it's super weird but totally delicious!

    They look amazing!

    {Teffy's Perks} X

  3. OMG Katie this look delicious! Can't wait to try them! You are too brilliant!

    Katie <3

  4. these look great I always think it is funny as I am not a big carrot fan, but carrot cake or a muffin like this, I am so in ! Will have to give it a try !!

    Rosemary from


Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. It's really appreciated and lovely to hear some feedback. Katie x