Gluten Free Carrot and Brazil Nut Mini Muffins with Coconut Cream April 24 2015 by Simone Denny

These muffins are so quick and easy to make, have a lovely spicy flavour, and are very moist. I like to serve these with a dollop of coconut cream.

Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free

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Ingredients:

3/4 cup of brown rice flour

1/2 cup of desiccated coconut

1/2 tsp baking soda

2 teaspoons of cinnamon 

1 teaspoon of allspice

1/2 cup of raisins 

1/2 cup brazil nuts 

3 tablespoons of honey/maple syrup or sweetener of your choice

1/2 cup of coconut oil (melted)

2 cups of grated carrot  (I also like to use 11/2 cups of carrot and 1/2 a cup of chopped pineapple)

2 eggs (gently beaten)

1 can of coconut cream (if serving with coconut cream - refrigerate cream overnight) 

2 teaspoons of maple syrup (optional). 

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Directions 

Pre-heat oven to 180C

Grease mini muffin tins and set aside

Mix dry ingredients in a mixing bowl

Add raisins and nuts

In another bowl combine eggs, coconut oil, honey and grated carrot. 

Mix wet ingredients with dry and mix until well combined.

Pour mixture into the mini muffins tins and place them in the oven. 

Cook for 15 mins or until muffins are golden brown

Remove to oven and cool on a cooling rack. 

For the Coconut Cream

The coconut cream is not an icing but is a lovely addition when serving the muffins. Simply leave the can of coconut cream in the fridge overnight. Empty the cream into a mixing bowl and add maple syrup (if you would like it sweetened). Using a electric beater, beat to a creamy consistency. Serve immediately (it really has to be eaten at the time of serving) and store in the fridge.  

Enjoy!