Muffins can be lifesavers for our family now that we’re back to our busy schedules. Early mornings and school lunches are begging for quick solutions, and since I value healthy options, it’s up to us to make them ahead of time, or to find the best options out there. These gluten-free carrot coconut muffins have been just the thing we’ve needed. Don’t they look yummy?!  


Bonus: these gluten-free carrot coconut muffins are full of ingredients you likely have in your pantry already:

Recipe for gluten-free carrot coconut muffins

These products came in super handy in making these muffins and are used quite often in my kitchen:

Gluten Free Carrot Coconut Muffins
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
26 mins
Total Time
41 mins
 

Gluten Free Carrot Coconut Muffins combine brown rice flour, applesauce, grated carrots, coconut & more for a tasty muffin that's healthy, too!

Course: Breakfast, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, muffin, snack
Servings: 12
Calories: 194 kcal
Ingredients
Dry Ingredients
  • 1 3/4 cups brown rice flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
Wet Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 3 medium ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup milk of choice (I used hemp)
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
Mix-ins
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened dried coconut shreds
  • 1/2 cup raisins, walnuts or pecans
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a muffin tin with liners. In a large bowl, mix dry ingredients. In a medium-sized bowl, mix wet ingredients. 

  2. Make a well (hole) in the middle of the dry ingredients and pour the wet ingredients in. Mix to incorporate. Fold in mix-ins.

  3. Divide mixture between 12 muffin liners/cups. Bake for 26-29 minutes, until tops are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the middle of the muffin comes out clean.

  4. Let cool before enjoying.

Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Carrot Coconut Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 194 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 79mg3%
Potassium 371mg11%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 1850IU37%
Vitamin C 3.6mg4%
Calcium 61mg6%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Gluten Free Carrot Coconut Muffins

My kids have been enjoying these for breakfast, we’ve been putting them in lunches, and also using them for after-school snacks. I love that they are full of good real food ingredients, and the taste is yummy, too. LMK if you try them in the comments below! 

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