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Paleo Carrot Cake Banana Muffins (No Added Sweetener!)

Paleo Carrot Cake Banana Muffins made grain-free, oil-free, dairy-free with no added sugar! These healthy carrot banana muffins are studded with raisins and pecans for a perfectly sweet, texturally pleasing nutritious snack.

Carrot cake, meet banana muffins…banana muffins, meet carrot cake!

What a lovely combination we’ve stumbled upon here!

I mentioned a few months ago I’ve been sweetening some of my treats using solely bananas, which is what is going on here. Look at these like healthy carrot cake cupcakes…or banana cupcakes…or healthy banana carrot muffins. 

Whatever you want to call them, they’re here for your snacking, breakfasting, desserting pleasure. 

All things considered, these muffins are grain-free, dairy-free, oil-free, contain zero added sweetener, are paleo-friendly and are absolutely delicious!

Paleo Carrot Cake Cupcakes sweetened with banana - grain-free, sugar-free, oil-free, dairy-free, and healthy

If you’d like, you can do as I did and frost the muffins using my Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting recipe. This gives the muffins a cupcake feel for a more decadent approach!

Do note, that the cream cheese frosting is sweetened with pure maple syrup, so you would need to skip the frosting to keep these sugar-free, or use sugar-free sweetener in the frosting.

Let’s get down to business!

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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Muffins with Streusel Topping

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Muffins with Streusel Topping are a delightful fall treat. Pumpkin pie spice lends warm flavor to these cozy muffins and that topping makes them simply irresistible. 

Election Day.

Today is a nerve-wracking day for everyone. You may feel your fate lives outside of yourself. Is that really true?

Rather than allowing ourselves to get carried away with fear and anxiety, our energy is best served turning inward. 

What can I do to improve my well-being today?

Is there something I can do to help someone?

What is really, truly important when I zoom out?

A few simple questions and some deep breathing may be all it takes to bring ourselves back to peace and to recognize: life is a journey, and it doesn’t need to be controlled.

Surrender isn’t for the weak. It’s for the courageous. When we allow life to be as it is, we’re receptive to its lessons. If we try to resist, that which we resist persists.

So we can take a collective moment, you and me, to take a deep breath, exhale out our need for control, really take a look around and find something beautiful we can appreciate.

You are your own leader.

And streusel topping always improves a muffin. Always. That is a fact.

So if you’re game for another pumpkin treat, if you’re like me and you stress-bake-and-share, I’m here for you.

Let us bake.

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Avocado Chocolate Muffins (Paleo)

Grain-free Avocado Chocolate Muffins made with coconut flour, ripe avocados, coconut sugar, and cocoa powder are a gluten-free moist and fudgy treat! Plus, they are paleo friendly and can easily be made keto.

You know when you go into something having zero expectations, and come out of it feeling like a proper Greek Goddess?

That is how I felt after baking these muffins.

All the stars? Aligned.

Truth be told, these muffins did require two attempts, as the first batch turned out like brownies. Amazing, fudgy, sinfully delicious brownies, but still… brownies, not avocado muffins.

So reluctantly (insert sarcasm), I baked a second batch, and BOOM a muff was made.

Nothing makes you feel better about yourself than baking chocolate muffins out of overly ripe, otherwise trash-worthy avocados.

The greatest part about this recipe is it uses those unwanted avocados that should truly not be used in any other way lest you’re a glutton for punishment.

You don’t necessarily want the avocados to be brown, grody and rotten, but this is a good place for those super mushy, not amazing tasting ripe avocados that you wouldn’t dare leave raw.

Let’s bullet point this out.

These avocado muffins are:

  • Gluten-free and grain-free
  • Dairy-free
  • Oil-free
  • Sweetened naturally with coconut sugar
  • Super moist
  • Ultra fudgy
  • The browniest muffin you’ll ever eat.

Paleo Avocado Chocolate Muffins made with coconut flour and coconut sugar - dairy-free, refined sugar-free, absolutely delicious!

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Gluten-Free Blueberry Sourdough Muffins

Blueberry Sourdough Muffins made gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and dairy-free. This delicious muffin recipe uses coconut oil and coconut sugar in place of butter and sugar. Bake up a batch using your sourdough starter!

If you’re rich in sourdough starter and are in hot pursuit of a place for it, these muffins are your ticket to a real good time!

I should know…I ate 4 immediately after shooting them.

Simply irresistible! 

As you know, I follow a gluten-free diet, so I created a gluten-free sourdough starter from scratch. It’s much easier than you may think! As long as your home is nice and warm, naturally occuring bacteria and yeast do all the hard work for you.  

All of this to say – 

Hand holding a muffin with bite taken out

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Grain-Free Matcha Muffins (Paleo)

Grain-Free Matcha Muffins made with almond flour and coconut sugar are a nutritious breakfast or snack! Make the batter in a blender for easy prep and cleanup. Have you ever baked with matcha? Green tea lovers, if you’ve been sipping on matcha lattes but haven’t incorporated matcha powder into your baking yet, have I got …

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Coconut Flour Cranberry Orange Muffins

Coconut flour cranberry orange muffins with a coconut butter drizzle are an amazing breakfast or snack on-the-go! These healthy muffins are great for sharing with the whole family.

Sometimes in life, we just need to stop and smell the muffins. Slow down and enjoy bites of something tantalizing, zesty, tangy, moist, and perfectly sweet. I often forget how delightful a muffin a day can be until I bake a batch and am reminded how lovely it is to simply savor something cozy.

Made with coconut flour and sweetened with pure maple syrup, these grain-free muffins are full of fiber and make for a health-conscious treat. Drizzle them with coconut butter or frost them with Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting to level them up even further!

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