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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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Trail Mix Energy Bites

Trail mix energy bites made with all the trail mix essentials – almonds, cashews, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, raisins, chocolate chips and more. Make these energy bites in minutes in your food processor, then hit the trails!

There are still many warm months ahead, which means more time on trails, which means more trail snacks, which means: trail mix.

I may not be very conventional in my eating habits (I eat non-”breakfast” foods for breakfast, like salmon and roasted vegetables, or stir fry veggies and rice, and consider tuna salad on crackers to be a perfectly acceptable “second dinner”), but trail mix has been and always will be a must when it comes to outdoor activity. AND indoor lounging. Let’s face it: trail mix is life. 

Energy bites (or balls, if you will) are on constant rotation in my home. When I finish a batch, I make another one, always going for a different flavor. They take mere minutes to make, are a great lower-sugar snack, and are easy to pack up and take with you anywhere you go.

So for this rendition of energy bites, we’re taking the trail mix approach, incorporating your classic trail mix ingredients with almond butter and dates for a convenient trail mix explosion.

Let’s whip them out!

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Paleo Carrot Cake Cookies

Healthy, delicious carrot cake cookies that are healthy enough for breakfast or packing up and taking for a snack on-the-go! These clean and delicious grain-free cookies are great for sharing with family for brunch!

Paleo Carrot Cake Cookies - grain-free, refined sugar-free, healthy and delicious! | TheRoastedRoot.net #glutenfree #breakfast

Who here loves carrot cake??

Perhaps the better question is who here doesn’t love carrot cake?

Truth: I’ve never met a carrot cake I didn’t like.

I, for one, can get on board with carrot cake everything. A classic Paleo Carrot Cake  is nearly impossible to beat in my book, Carrot Cake Fat Balls are one of my favorite snacks to put on repeat, Paleo Carrot Cake Pancakes and Paleo Carrot Cake Banana Bread  are reserved for those special weekend breakfasts with friends or family, and Carrot Cake Overnight Oats  makes for a delicious go-to meal prep breakfast.

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Mayo-Free Mango Avocado Chicken Salad

Creamy mayo-free avocado chicken salad with mango, carrots, cucumber, pecans, raisins, and bell pepper. This fresh new take is healthier than classic chicken salad, yet big on flavor! This post is sponsored by the California Avocado Commission. How do you feel about chicken salad? Has it always been a thing in your life? Are you …

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Paleo “Oatmeal” Cookie Energy Bites

Energy bites made to taste just like an oatmeal cookie! If you love the flavor of oatmeal cookies but can’t tolerate oats, this oat-free paleo version of energy bites is perfect for you! This healthy snack recipe includes walnuts, pumpkin seeds, dates, cinnamon, and raisins for an infusion of plant-based protein and healthy fat. These …

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Curried Chicken Salad Sandwiches

This post is sponsored by Teas’ Tea.   During my formative twenties, I never gave much thought to routine, rarely formed any sort of habitual behavior, and generally lived by a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kind of mantra. I never understood the people who drank a cup of coffee every morning (hello, I’m one of those people now …

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