I used my Carrot Cake, and turned it into muffins! Zoe asked for gluten free carrot muffins for her birthday sleepover with her best friend, since carrot cake is her best friend’s favorite cake 🙂 She also asked for a vintage turquoise typewriter for her birthday. Her reaction was so great!
Gluten Free Carrot Muffins
2/3 cup coconut flour, sifted
1/4 cup arrowroot
1 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp cinnamon
¼ tsp allspice
5 eggs, brought to room temperature in a bowl of hot water
3 cups shredded carrots (I do this in the food processor)
1/2 cup coconut milk (this is my favorite)
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce or honey (I like half of each)
1/2 tsp vanilla liquid stevia*
1/4 tsp fine sea salt
*Note: If you omit the stevia, use ½ cup honey and no applesauce ¼ cup coconut oil, liquified
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup raisins
- Set the oven to 350°F
- In a mixing bowl, whisk the dry ingredients. In a separate mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to combine the wet ingredients, adding the melted coconut oil last.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, and combine them with the electric mixer. Fold in the walnuts and raisins.
- Fill mini cupcakes full of batter, and bake for about 30 minutes.
- Allow the mini cupcakes to cool completely, then spread my Coconut Buttercream on top of each.
Makes about 50.
Birthday Interview with Zoe
Zoe, What’s the most fun thing you did this year?
The summer carnival.
What did you like about the carnival?
The rides were very fun, and I also like the squirt gun game, and the unicorn I won. And taking the unicorn with me on the rides.
What’s your favorite book you read this year?
Did you do anything interesting this year?
I wrote my book. (Not all of the book is online.)
What is your book about?
It’s about a 10-year-old girl named Charlotte, who solves the mystery of the town’s missing dogs.
Is it inspired by another book?
It’s inspired by Nancy Drew books.
Did you change at all this year?
One tiny thing. My favorite color changed.
What is your favorite color now?
Blue and turquoise.
Do you still want to be a chef?
How long have you wanted to be a chef?
Since I was four.
What do you like about cooking?
It’s so fun to create recipes inside my head, and then make them, and taste them.
What’s your favorite thing to eat?
Sorbet, and bacon.
We love you Zoe B! Happy 11th Birthday sweetie!