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Carrot-Coconut Muffin Recipe

Carrot-coconut muffins, oh my!

These delightful bites of joy have more vegetables and fruit than they do flour – but they are as moist and chewy as a if they were delivered from your fav local bakery 👨‍🍳!


Ingredients:

– 3 cups organic carrots, shredded

– 2 organic apples, shredded (peels on)

– 1 cup organic unsweetened shredded coconut

– 1 cup chopped pecans

– 5 free-range eggs

– 1 cup organic butter, melted

– 1/2 cup organic olive oil

– 3 teaspoons real vanilla extract

– 1 cup organic cane sugar

– 1/2 cup brown sugar

– 3 cups organic unbleached flour

– 2 teaspoons baking soda

– 1 teaspoon aluminum-free baking powder

– 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt

– 3 teaspoons cinnamon

Directions:

Mix dry ingredients together and set aside.

In a large bowl, lightly beat eggs, vanilla, butter and oil with a wire whisk until combined, and then add remaining ingredients.

Add dry ingredients to bowl, and stir just until moistened (6-8 turns, don’t over stir!).

Scoop into 24 large muffin tins or (2 loaf pans for carrot-coconut bread 🍞!).

Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes (30-40 minutes for bread).

These clean, wholesome, bakery muffins have quickly become one of my family’s all-time favorite recipes, and go perfectly with our morning coffee on the porch! I hope you enjoy them too 😘

Nutritionist tip:

Don’t fear the fat. Free-range eggs, organic butter, and a high-quality olive oil boast so much wholesome protein and nutrition, and it burns “clean” which means as a treat, it won’t set you back in your healthy lifestyle goals (like margarine would). Wash the produce, but leave the skin on for that whole-food nutrition! 

Chef tip:

Play with it. My recipes are based on my favorite conventional recipes that I altered to add nutrition and “clean them up” so they fit my healthy lifestyle well. I invite you to play with this recipe, try different ingredients that sound fun to you (one of my clients uses pineapple instead of carrot and it’s so so good), and be encouraged to make it your own. 

You are your own master Chef 😘

Xoxo – Katy

I’d love to hear how you made these muffins! Email me at katygillis@gmail.com and let me know what you did to make them your own!

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