Coconut Flour Muffins with Carrots and Raisins

This Coconut Flour Muffins with Carrots and Raisins recipe is naturally sweet and oh-so moist. Enjoy the delicious blend of flavors and textures in every bite, and inhale the comforting aroma that fills your kitchen as these muffins are baked to perfection.

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Coconut flour is a great gluten-free flour to use in your kitchen creations. Besides these yummy muffins, we also love this Coconut Flour Pancake Recipe, and these fudgy No Bake Brownie Bites made with coconut flour.

Why You Will Love This Recipe

  • The mix of coconut flour with carrots and raisins creates a delicious blend of flavors.
  • Coconut flour is often perceived as a healthier alternative to regular flour. It’s gluten-free and provides some extra nutrients. Adding carrots and raisins also brings nutritional benefits, making these muffins a somewhat nutritious indulgence.
  • This recipe is naturally grain-free, keto, and dairy-free. Bonus!
A batch of coconut flour muffins with carrots and raisins.

If you want another tasty option, give these Keto chocolate chip muffins a shot—they’re a great low-carb choice to mix things up.

Ingredients

Find the complete ingredient list, with measurements, in the recipe card below.

  • Coconut Flour – Coconut flour is a gluten-free alternative to traditional wheat flour, made from dried, defatted coconut meat. It has a powder-like consistency.
  • Ginger – Ground ginger add some zest to the recipe. It has a spicy and slightly citrusy taste.
  • Cinnamon – A sprinkle of ground cinnamon brings a warm and comforting vibe.
  • Salt – Adding a pinch of fine sea salt brings out the best flavors of your ingredients.
  • Baking Soda – This is a leavening agent to help the muffins rise.
  • Banana – A ripe banana adds sweetness and creaminess to the muffins.
  • Coconut Oil – Coconut oil contributes moisture and will keep the muffins from drying out. Choose refined coconut oil for a more neutral, less coconut flavor.
  • Eggs – Coconut flour is notoriously absorbent, so this recipe calls for four eggs to provide liquid and structure.
  • Vanilla – A drop of vanilla extract is a must when baking for that classic warm flavor. Check out all of the different types of vanilla.
  • Carrots – Another natural sweetener and a classic muffin ingredient. Carrots also add texture and, of course, nutrition.
  • Dates – Nature’s candy! Chopped dates are like little pockets of sweetness dotted through the muffins.
  • Raisins – Chewy and plump, raisins enhance the overall flavor with their comforting and familiar sweet taste.
  • Walnuts – Walnuts add crunch and pair nicely with the carrots and raisins.
Ingredients on a counter.

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowls – We use two mixing bowls for this recipe.
  • Spatula – These little spatulas are our favorite kitchen tool for stirring and scraping down the sides of bowls.
  • Muffin Tin – We use a 12-cup muffin pan in this recipe, but only 8 of the cups.
  • Muffin Liners – A must for no sticking and easy cleanup. We recommend using unbleached parchment paper liners.
  • Wire Rack – For cooling the muffins after baking.
Our Pick
Wood Handled Mini Spatulas
  • Cute colors.
  • Useful and easy to clean.
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Instructions

Scroll to the recipe card at the bottom for the full detailed instructions.

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 350 and line 8 cups of a 12-cup muffin tin with parchment liners.

Step 2

Next, whisk together the dry ingredients – coconut flour, ginger, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda – in a mixing bowl. Set the bowl aside.

Ingredients being whisked in a bowl.

Step 3

Then, add the banana to another mixing bowl and mash it well with a fork until no lumps remain.

You can also use a potato masher for the banana if you have one.

A banana being mashed in a bowl.

Step 4

Next, separate the egg yolks from the egg whites. Add the yolks to the bowl with the mashed banana and whites to their own bowl. Set the bowl with the whites aside – they will be added last.

Step 5

Then, add the melted coconut oil and vanilla to the bowl with the banana and egg yolks. Stir the wet ingredients until the mixture is smooth.

Ingredients being whisked in a bowl.

Step 6

Next, add the dry ingredients to the banana and egg mixture and stir until just combined—no need to overmix it.

Step 7

Then, fold the shredded carrots, chopped dates, raisins, and walnuts.

Step 8

Next, whisk the egg whites until fluffy and then gently fold them into the batter until just combined.

Step 9

Scoop the batter evenly into eight wells of the muffin tin.

Batter in a muffin tin.

Step 10

Bake for 30-35 minutes, rotating the muffin tin at the halfway mark.

Check to see that a toothpick comes out clean to ensure they are cooked through.

Freshly baked muffins cooling in a tin.

Step 11

Cool in the pan for five minutes, then transfer the muffins to a wire rack to cool completely.

Enjoy them warm.

A batch of coconut flour muffins with carrots and raisins.

Expert tip! For fluffier muffins, add frothy egg whites to the batter as the last ingredient before baking. It makes them lighter and softer, giving you muffins with a nice, delicate texture.

Substitutions

  • Use any dried fruit you love for this recipe. Substitute the dates and raisins for dried blueberries, cranberries, mango, or apricots.
  • Swap out the walnuts for pecans instead.
  • Don’t try to substitute other gluten-free flour such as almond flour in this recipe. The ratios with other flours could be way off because coconut flour is so absorbent. Read more about Almond Flour vs Coconut Flour to see the differences.
  • Use silicone cupcake liners instead of paper for a less wasteful, reusable option.

Recipe Variations

  • Stir in dark chocolate chips into the coconut flour muffin mix for a sweet surprise.
  • Make a pumpkin version by incorporating a few tablespoons of pumpkin puree and a few dashes of pumpkin pie spice into the muffin batter. Sprinkle a few pumpkin seeds in as well.
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Serving Suggestions

  • Enjoy these muffins as a snack or a quick, satisfying breakfast with a bulletproof coffee or a spiced chai coffee.
  • Spread butter, coconut butter, or cream cheese on a warm coconut flour muffin for added richness and flavor.
  • Add them to a platter of other gluten-free baked goods for a buffet or family-style event.

FAQS

Is coconut flour gluten-free?

Yes, coconut flour is naturally gluten-free, making it suitable for those with gluten sensitivities or celiac disease.

How does coconut flour differ from wheat flour?

Coconut flour is significantly higher in fiber and lower in carbohydrates compared to wheat flour. It also has a unique coconut flavor and is highly absorbent so it may not be a direct 1:1 substitute in recipes with wheat flour.

Storage Tips

To Store: Keep these coconut flour muffins in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or store them in the fridge for up to 7 days.

To Freeze: Seal them in an airtight freezer-safe container or bag and freeze for up to 2 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight or on a counter.

A batch of coconut flour muffins with carrots and raisins cooling on a rack.

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**This recipe was originally posted on May 1, 2015, and updated on December 7, 2023, with recipe notes, writing, and photos.**

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Coconut Flour Muffins with Carrots and Raisins

Sharon Rhodes
This Coconut Flour Muffins with Carrots and Raisins recipe is naturally sweet and oh-so moist. Enjoy the delicious blend of flavors and textures in every bite, and inhale the comforting aroma that fills your kitchen as these muffins are baked to perfection.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Cool 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 175 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350 and line 8 cups of a 12 cup muffin tin with parchment liners.
  • Next, whisk together the dry ingredients – coconut flour, ginger, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda – in a mixing bowl. Set the bowl aside.
  • Then, add the banana to another mixing bowl and mash it well with a fork until no lumps remain.
  • Next, separate the egg yolks from the egg whites. Add the yolks to the bowl with the mashed banana and whites to their own bowl. Set the bowl with the whites aside – they will be added last.
  • Then, add the melted coconut oil and vanilla to the bowl with the banana and egg yolks. Stir until the mixture is smooth.
  • Next, add the dry ingredients to the banana and egg mixture and stir until just combined. No need to overmix it.
  • Then, fold in the shredded carrots, chopped dates, raisins, and walnuts.
  • Next, whisk the egg whites until fluffy and then gently fold them into the batter until just combined.
  • Scoop the batter evenly into eight wells of the muffin tin.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes, rotating the muffin tin at the halfway mark. Check to see that a toothpick comes out clean to ensure they are cooked through.
  • Cool in the pan fo five minutes, then transfer the muffins to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Notes

Storage Tips

To Store: Keep these muffins in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or store them in the fridge for up to 7 days.
To Freeze: Seal them in an airtight freezer-safe container or bag and freeze for up to 2 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight or on a counter.

Nutrition

Calories: 175kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 4gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 169mgPotassium: 221mgFiber: 3gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 1900IUVitamin C: 1.8mgCalcium: 32mgIron: 1mg
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8 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Your recipe is really amazing! I gave it a try, really moist and tastes so good! I love the touch of cinnamon and vanilla the most <3

  2. Love the new header! And these muffins. I always seem to gravitate towards baked goods with carrots in the spring. Like carrot cake for my birthday – I can’t wait! lol

  3. Yum, I love that these don’t have any almond flour! The flavors all sound so delicious together. Great header, by the way! 🙂

    1. I was happy that it took such little coconut flour too! And thanks. I really love the new look.

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