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Carrot Cake Muffins Recipe | Gluten Free & Dairy Free

Carrot Cake Muffins Recipe | Gluten Free & Dairy Free

There are many moments in life when having wholesome baked goods on hand would be helpful, but one can’t just carry around a cake. These melt-in-your-mouth carrot cake muffins have all the flavour, spice and decadence of their larger counterparts in an at-the-ready size for bribes, meltdowns and pick-me-ups.

Gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, vegan

What you'll need:

Carrot Cake Muffins

  • Hill St Wholefoods Banana Bread mix
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 large eggs (or flax egg)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup grated carrot (1-2 carrots)
  • 1/2 cup crushed pineapple with juice
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Cream Cheese Lemon Icing

  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups sifted icing sugar
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice

For a vegan option replace the cream cheese with 1/4 cup plain coconut yoghurt and 1/4 cup vegan butter or solid coconut oil.


  • Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees fan bake. In a bowl, combine the Hill St Banana Bread mix, cinnamon, mixed spice and baking powder.
  • In a separate bowl whisk the eggs and oil together. Mix in the pineapple and grated carrot.
  • Fold the wet mixture into the dry mixture. Add in the raisins and chopped walnut pieces and fold into the batter.
  • Put 12 muffin cases into muffin trays and spoon mixture into the cases.
  • Fan bake for 25 minutes.
  • Icing: beat all icing ingredients together with an electric beater until smooth. Once cooled, top the muffins with lemon frosting or enjoy them as they are. 

Easy Carrot Cake Muffins

< Double Choc Twix Bars

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