carrot cake muffins

These little muffins make for a perfect wholesome snack, breakfast or “treat” by slathering on the decadently rich maple-orange cashew frosting, which is much easier to make than it sounds!

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Recipe by guest blogger theglowingfridge.com

ingredients

  • 134 cup gluten-free ground oats
  • 14 cup coconut sugar
  • 14 cup oats
  • 2 tbsp baobab powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 12 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 14 tsp sea salt
  • 12 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 12 ground ginger
  • 12 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 12 cup chilean flame raisins
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup grated carrot
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 34 cup cashews
  • 2 cup boiling water
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 tsp fresh orange juice
  • 1 tsp zested orange
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 14 tsp sea salt

instructions

Start by making the frosting - totally optional!

baobab

Add cashews to a bowl, then pour 2 cups boiling water over the cashews and let soak for 20 minutes. Drain and rinse cashews, then transfer to a high-speed blender or food processor, along with all of the other frosting ingredients. Blend until smooth, adding 1 tablespoon of water at a time, only as needed. Transfer creamy frosting to a small bowl and set aside.

Preheat oven to 190C. Line a muffin/cupcake pan with liners (or grease with nonstick spray/coconut oil).

In a large bowl, whisk together dry ingredients, including raisins.

In a separate bowl, combine all wet ingredients. Add wet mixture to dry using a wooden spoon, and mix until just well combined. Scoop approximately 2 spoonfuls into each lined cup.

Bake 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool for 10-15 minutes. Frost the muffins if you please!

Store leftovers in the fridge for the best results.

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  • chilean flame raisins

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  • roasted unsalted cashews

    perfectly roasted cashew nuts - you don't need salt for full-on flavour!

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