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For this recipe, I used the carrot and apple pulp leftover from my juicer. If you want to use regular shredded carrot, then you’ll need to decrease the moisture a bit. These are dense and moist…and delicious! These are not gluten-free, but they are wheat-free.
1/3 C each: quinoa flour, millet flour, spelt flour, and ground oats
1/4 C ground walnuts
1/4 C ground flax
1 1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t ground ginger
2 C juicer pulp from juicing carrots and apples (or just carrots)
1 small banana, mashed
1/2 C brown sugar
scant 1/3 C unsweetened applesauce (*3 cubes)
1/3 C + 2 T non-dairy milk
1/3 C R.W. Knudsen Vita Juice blend or apple juice (organic)
2 T organic canola oil
1 t vanilla extract
1/4 C raisins
Mix the dry and wet ingredients together and bake in muffin liners at 350 degrees for about 23 minutes. Makes 1 dozen.
*Freeze applesauce in ice cube trays so you always have applesauce on hand for baking. Applesauce is used to replace oil in baking.
NOTE: You can make lower fat, gluten-free (GF) Carrot Pineapple Muffins by modifying this recipe as follows.
- Instead of spelt flour, use brown rice flour.
- Instead of ground flax, use garbanzo bean flour (to reduce the fat).
- Instead of 2 C carrot pulp, use 1 C carrot pulp and 2/3 C chopped pineapple (part of a can of pineapple).
- Instead of 1 small banana, use 2.
- Decrease the brown sugar to 1/3 C.
- Omit the apple sauce.
- Decrease the non-dairy milk to 2 T.
- Use pineapple juice for the juice (from the can of pineapple.)
- Decrease the oil to 1 T.