Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Carrot Apple Muffins - Gluten Free and Vegan

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Anyone in the mood for carrot /apple muffins? 

These gluten-free muffins are a reliable recipe that comes out good every time. It's a basic recipe that can be varied according to the season and your preferences. I sometimes make carrot\apple, sometimes blueberry or strawberry, sometimes pumpkin, and sometimes chocolate chip. 

It's beginning to feel like fall. The temperatures are cool in the early mornings and late evenings. This morning it was 56 degrees!

Do you like the warmth of fall spices? 

These carrot apple muffins are delicious and are seasoned with warm spices such as cinnamon and ginger. One bite will have you thinking of fall!

The healthy combination of carrot and apple make it a perfect quick grab and go breakfast, a side for lunch, or a delicious snack. 

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Having company for brunch? 

Personally, I usually make muffins when I am having company for brunch. They make a lovely presentation in a napkin lined basket and seem to go well with whatever I'm serving. Most everyone likes a good muffin

A quick and easy recipe to pin for later

Muffins are quick and easy to make and usually will come out well even for the most inexperienced baker. It's a nice project for the grandkids who sometimes have little patience to wait for a taste of a finished product. They freeze well and can be popped out whenever desired. 

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Do your muffin tins get rusty? I found that using a stainless steel muffin tin doesn't get rusty. I bought the  Fox Run 4868 Muffin Pan, 12 Cup, Stainless Steel


1 and a half cups of gluten-free flour (see my notes below)
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
1/3 cup coconut sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup oil 
1/2 cup nut milk (I use cashew milk)
1/3 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1/4 cup of grated carrot
1/2 cup of grated apple ( with liquid squeezed out)
Optional: 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger cinnamon and coconut sugar mixture for topping

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and prepare a 12 muffin pan with paper liners for 10 muffins. Combine gluten-free flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and cinnamon in a large bowl. In a small bowl, combine oil, nut milk, apple sauce, and vanilla. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry with a spoon. ** if the batter is too dry, add a tablespoon at a time of extra nut milk.  When mixed ( do not over mix) add grated carrot and grated apple. Using a spoon, divide the batter between 10 muffins. Sprinkle the tops with the cinnamon and coconut sugar mixture. Pour some water in the two empty muffin holes in the muffin pan. Place in oven and bake for 12-15 minutes. 

Don't forget to pin the recipe for later!


My Notes: 

1. Gluten-Free Flour: 

I find that I get the best results with Bob Mills Gluten Free All Purpose Flour (affiliate link) like the texture and the taste. I get it in the supermarket in the gluten-free aisle and it is reasonable for gluten-free flour.

To Make Pumpkin Muffins 

2. For pumpkin muffins, substitute pumpkin puree for the applesauce and add pumpkin spices and chocolate chips!

To cut back on the coconut sugar

3. If you want to cut back on the coconut sugar, try adding raisins or chopped dates to the batter and omit either the apple or carrot.

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Shared on Friday at Fire Station Linkup

Shared on Pin Junky Thursday Blog Carnival 

Fox Run 4868 Muffin Pan, 12 Cup, Stainless Steel


  1. I've made carrot muffins and apple muffins but never put them together. Got to try it!

  2. These look really delicious, carrot tempts me! I am not a baker, but should give a try sometimes. Wishing you lovely autumn days.

  3. I've made apple muffins, and I've made carrot muffins, but I have never thought to combine the two. These look delish and so perfect for the upcoming fall. Thanks!

  4. These muffins look very tender and soft...I would love a couple of them with my tea :-))

  5. Sounds tasty! Thanks so much for linking up at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty 41. Shared.

  6. I love the combination of these ingredients for your awesome muffins! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday,448 and hope you will come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. These sound great and I love all the different combos to try! Thanks for sharing and you will be the featured post on this weeks Friday at the Fire station link up!

  8. Yum, I am pinning this recipe!
    Happy fall,


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