Very Best Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Muffins

Published on Sep 28, 2020

  by   Kristina Stosek

9 reviews

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Serves: 12
Add a Rating
​This post may contain affiliate links, please see our privacy policy for details

We are starting this week with insanely delicious Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Muffins. I can honestly say this is the best gluten-free carrot cake muffin recipe.

These muffins are light and moist, with a tender crumb and plenty of fresh carrots throughout. The cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla are classic carrot cake flavours, which give us a warm and cozy feeling when enjoying carrot muffins.

this is a healthier version of carrot muffins

Veggies should be the foundation of any healthy eating plan. Why not include them in gluten-free carrot cake muffins?

carrot cake muffin must have a cream cheese frosting

To complete the gluten free muffins is the royal cream cheese frosting! You will find that this carrot cake muffin is a keeper!



With healthiness in mind, I also wanted to keep these gluten-free muffins healthy. For the fats, I used heart-healthy olive oil, a combination of honey and coconut sugar to add sweetness and plenty of freshly grated carrots…a full cup and a half!

carrot muffin recipe recipe overview

To give the carrot cake muffin the best texture possible, I used a combination of three flours; rice, almond and arrowroot flour. You can substitute certified gluten-free oat flour for the rice flour if you wish.

And, if you are intolerant to nuts, you can replace 1/3 cup of cassava flour for the 1/2 cup of almond flour. However, you will need to add one extra egg to the recipe. Cassava flour is very absorbent, it is similar to coconut flour.

Check out our gluten-free cassava bread recipe. This grain-free and nut-free bread is exceptionally good!


carrot cake muffins


cream cheese frosting for carrot cake muffins

When I think of carrot cake muffin, I think cream cheese frosting. You can’t have a carrot muffin without cream cheese frosting! If you haven’t checked out our royal cream cheese frosting recipe, now is the time.

The cream cheese frosting makes this into the very best muffin — ever! However, the muffins are just as delicious without it, especially for breakfast with a cup of hot coffee, or with late afternoon tea.



gluten free carrot muffins


Carrot muffins are an excellent way to add veggies to children’s diet.

I love these gluten-free carrot cake muffins because kids love them too! And what an excellent way to add healthy, nutritious carrots to their diet without them knowing it. Especially for the picky eaters.


carrot cake muffins


Why is this the very best gluten-free carrot muffin?

The answer is simple, take a bite, and you be the judge. The delicately flavoured muffin with cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla will melt in your mouth.

Stopping at just one may be difficult. And most the kids love carrot muffins, specially with icing. And what a great way to add a healthier gluten-free snack their lunch box or yours!


carrot cake muffins


Love carrots? Why not make this delicious Gluten-Free Thai Carrot Soup or Maple Ginger Roasted Carrots?


gluten free muffins


Let’s Connect!


Many thanks!

Kristina xx

Leave a Comment

Jil Elam

Going to make for Easter Treats for Grandchildren.


thank you for sharing, and I love the idea of pecans.

Ruth. M

I made these muffins for the first time, I must say they are the best gluten-free carrot muffins I have had. The recipe was simple, I did not have walnuts so I used pecans they muffins turned out so tasty and moist. Thank you :-)


thank you!



Add a Rating

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *