Carrot Cake Seed & Nut Muffins (& Bread)
This is a twist on the base recipe – Seeded Nut Bread. Adding warm cooking spices like cinnamon and ginger, shredded carrots and sweet raisins turns it into a delicious Carrot Cake Seed & Nut Muffin. Like the base recipe, I call it a seeded nut bread or muffin, since there is no wheat grain – just seeds and nuts.
Prep Time: 15 minutes + 2 hours
Cook Time: 45-50 minutes for muffins; 70 minutes for bread
Makes: 12 muffins or 1 loaf or 2 mini loaves
3 tablespoons psyllium seed husk powder
1 ½ cups water
1 cup almond meal (I use the leftover almond meat from making almond milk), or finely ground rolled oats
2 tablespoons poppy seeds
¼ cup sesame seeds
½ cup hemp seeds
½ cup pumpkin seeds
½ cup walnuts
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
¼ teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon fine sea salt
½ cup raisins
¾ cup shredded carrots
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons maple syrup, or honey
3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
Measuring cups and spoons
12 count muffin tin or loaf pan (mine is 8 ½” x 4 ½”)
Mix the 3 tablespoons psyllium seed husk powder and 1 ½ cups of water and set aside for 5 minutes to thicken.
Melt 3 tablespoons of coconut oil.
While the psyllium seed powder is thickening, mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl, including the shredded carrots and raisins.
Add in the 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil, 2 tablespoons maple syrup (or honey), 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and the psyllium seed husk powder/water mixture.
Fold and stir everything to combine.
Let the mixture sit for at least 2 hours to gel and thicken.
Preheat the oven to 350°Fahrenheit.
Spoon into greased muffin tins or bread loaf pans.
If using a muffin tin, bake for 45-50 minutes.
If using a bread loaf pan, bake for 60 minutes.
This also works great in mini loaf pans. Mine are 5 ½” x 3”, and I can get 2 mini loaves from 1 recipe.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Reheat in the microwave for 10 seconds.
Or freeze individual slices/muffins.
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