Sprung has sprung and I have been over here stuffing my face with these insanely easy to make, Gluten Free Carrot Cake Muffins that are heavily schmeared with cream cheese frosting to celebrate! This gluten free, #pantrypower recipe is loaded with all the things you love about traditional carrot cake, like ginger, coconut, and pecans without anything that you loathe – like the laborious task of shredding of fresh carrots!
Growing up the daughter of a pastry chef means we had our fair share of delicious cakes to nosh on around the house as a kid, but carrot cake was my least favorite!
There was just something about the texture of carrot cake I didn’t like. My mom’s version had raisins which were a no-go for me, and I took REAL issue with vegetables being the main flavoring component in a cake! Over the years, my disdain for carrot cake and its components have diminished and I’ve come to appreciate them all individually, except the raisins – I still can’t get into those!
What I still haven’t been able to wrap my head around is how laborious homemade carrot cake can be!
When I want cake – I WANT CAKE, not an all day project that eventually leads me to exhaustion, a mountain of dishes, and then a slice of cake. NOPE! That’s why my Easy Gluten Free Carrot Cake Muffins have the word EASY in the title – because these little muffins come together in a cinch with the help of ingredients you probably have in your pantry already like canned carrots, YES CANNED, and canned crushed pineapple.
You won’t need a mixer and you won’t need a lot of elbow grease either, because these Gluten Free Carrot Cake Muffins are easy like Sunday morning!
This recipe does call for gluten free all purpose flour and a Primal Palate seasoning that I really love, Gingersnap seasoning! Click on the images below to check them out on Amazon, or you can substitute them with your favorite cup for cup replacement of gfree flour and regular ground ginger!
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These muffins are delicious as a dessert when iced with the cream cheese frosting, but when I want to serve them for breakfast I simply omit the frosting all together. Making this an easy peasy breakfast or dessert treat!
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