Healthy Gluten-Free Carrot Pineapple Muffins

Healthy Gluten-Free Carrot Pineapple Muffins
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These Carrot Pineapple Muffins are easy to make, gluten-free, and healthy, perfect for morning breakfast or snacks. A simple recipe for a super moist, delightful treat!

Moist and fluffy carrot pineapple muffins recipe easy and quick

So soft and full of flavor, yet filling and delicious! You would never be able to tell that these tasty bites are egg-free and dairy-free. They are particularly good for dessert together with this creamy golden milk latte. In fact, this fruit-veggie combination makes a delicious, pleasantly sweet snack for kids and picky toddlers.

Gluten-free vegan carrot pineapple muffins

If you like carrot cake, you’ll probably love these tender pineapple carrot muffins! Whip them up in no time and serve them with a cup of hot cocoa, tea, or plant-based milk. Freshly baked from the oven, they are a perfect gift for your friends and family. They are especially good to take to any parties, family gatherings, birthdays, or any occasion. I love packing these when we’re going on trips instead of having to buy some highly-processed alternatives full of artificial additives.

Best sweet treat full of flavor for kids, toddlers, all family recipe idea

Time needed: 35 minutes.

How do you make gluten-free carrot pineapple muffins from scratch?

These yummy, low-fat muffins are actually good for you! Loaded with plant-based nutrients and without gluten, they are a uniquely flavored treat that is great as a go-to breakfast, dessert, or snack. Also, they are entirely vegan, made without eggs or dairy, completely free of any animal products.

  1. Prepare the ingredients and the oven

    First, start by preheating the oven to 220 C. Next, spray the muffin pan with cooking spray and set it aside. You can line the pan with paper or silicone liners too. After that, rinse and grate 2 medium-sized carrots. You should fill one cup with grated carrots. Next, blend the pineapple chunks.

  2. Mix dry ingredients

    In a medium-sized bowl mix buckwheat flour, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda.

    Healthy ingredients for baking vegan snack or dessert

  3. Mix wet ingredients

    In another bowl add almond milk, olive oil, and blended pineapple.

    Simple wholesome ingredients for fluffy moist muffins recipe

  4. Combine all ingredients

    Next, gradually add dry ingredients into to bowl with the wet ingredients. Mix until all is well combined. Don’t overmix because overmixing prevents the muffins to be soft and tender. Once the batter is made, gently stir in the grated carrots. Fill each cup with the mixture. I used 12 cup muffin tin and filled them to the full.

    Glute-free and dairy-free batter for baking healthy delicious muffins

  5. Bake the muffins

    Firstly, bake the muffins for 20 minutes at 220 C, then reduce the heat to 180 C and bake for another 10-13 minutes. Bake them until golden. You can insert a wooden toothpick into the center of your muffins to check if they are done. The toothpick should come out clean.

  6. Serve and enjoy

    Remove the muffins from the oven and let them cool for at least 10 minutes before removing them from the muffin tin. You can serve these easy-to-make homemade muffins immediately! It’s hard to resist these delicate carrot pineapple muffins! I doubt you’ll have any leftovers but in case you have some, make sure they are completely cooled and simply store the leftovers loosely covered at room temperature for up to 4 days. Keep them in the refrigerator for up to a week. You can enjoy them with dry fruits, like apricots and nuts of choice (I combined them with some hazelnuts). It’s a perfect match!

    Gluten-free, low-calorie muffins recipe with carrots and pineapple for breakfast, trips, dessert

Simple ingredients for this recipe

Common everyday wholesome staples for baking sweet vegan recipe idea

This quick recipe for healthy muffins uses common, everyday staples you probably have in your pantry:

  • Fresh pineapple
  • Carrots
  • Buckwheat flour
  • Almond milk (or any dairy-free milk)
  • Granulated sugar
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Baking powder and baking soda
Perfect light golden muffins with carrots and pineapple as snack or breakfast
How long do gluten free muffins last?

These extremely moist carrot-pineapple muffins are best when consumed fresh out of the oven. But if you have any leftovers, keep them loosely covered at room temperature for up to 4 days. In order to keep them for a longer period, allow your golden muffins to cool completely, then you can store them in an airtight container with paper towels and put them in your freezer for up to 2 months.

Is buckwheat flour good for baking?

I think buckwheat flour is a must-have ingredient in your gluten-free pantry. It has a light, super soft texture, and unique nutty flavor. As a matter of fact, buckwheat flour is the most nutritious, whole grain gluten-free flour you can use to bake your favorite baking goods like pancakes, cookies, muffins, or cupcakes. It’s one of the healthiest gluten-free flours for every purpose. Furthermore, it has more protein, dietary fiber, B vitamins, magnesium, manganese, and other minerals compared to other types of flour.

Can I make these vegan muffins oil-free?

Sure, for oil-free muffins, replace the oil with unsweetened applesauce.

I hope you’ll love these mouthwatering pineapple carrot muffins. They are:

Best carrot pineapple muffins that are kid friendly
  • Light and fluffy
  • Healthy
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-free
  • Kid-friendly
  • Simple
  • Hearty
  • Loaded with pineapple and carrots
  • Perfectly sweet
  • So satisfying!
Super easy and yummy baked dessert that is dairy free and gluten free
Healthy carrot pineapple muffins on wooden table topped with hazelnuts and dry apricots. Easy breakfast recipe idea.

Healthy Gluten-Free Carrot Pineapple Muffins

Marinela
These Carrot Pineapple Muffins are easy to make, gluten-free, and healthy, perfect for morning breakfast or snacks. A simple recipe for a super moist, delightful treat!
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Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 33 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 131 kcal

Equipment

  • Muffin tin (12 pieces)
  • Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup fresh pineapple blended
  • 1 cup grated carrots approximately 2 medium-sized carrots
  • 1 1/3 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1 cup almond milk or use any plant-based milk
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

Instructions
 

  • First, start by preheating the oven to 220°C. Next, spray the muffin pan with cooking spray and set it aside. You can line the pan with paper or silicone liners too. After that, rinse and grate 2 medium-sized carrots. You should fill one cup with grated carrots. Next, blend the pineapple chunks.
  • In a medium-sized bowl mix buckwheat flour, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda.
  • In another bowl add almond milk, olive oil, and blended pineapple.
  • Next, gradually add dry ingredients into to bowl with the wet ingredients. Mix until all is well combined. Don’t overmix because overmixing prevents the muffins to be soft and tender. Once the batter is made, gently stir in the grated carrots. Fill each cup with the mixture. I used 12 cup muffin tin and filled them to the full.
  • First, bake the muffins for 20 minutes at 220°C, then reduce the heat to 180°C and bake for another 10-13 minutes. Or bake them until golden. Insert a wooden toothpick into the center of your muffins to check if they are done. The toothpick should come out clean.
  • Remove the muffins from the oven and let them cool for at least 10 minutes before removing them from the muffin tin. You can serve these easy-to-make homemade muffins immediately! It’s hard to resist these delicate carrot pineapple muffins! I doubt you’ll have any leftovers but in case you have some, make sure they are completely cooled and simply store the leftovers loosely covered at room temperature for up to 4 days. Keep them in the refrigerator for up to a week. You can enjoy them with dry fruits, like apricots and nuts of choice (I combined them with some hazelnuts). It's a perfect match!

Nutrition

Calories: 131kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 2gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 117mgPotassium: 126mgFiber: 2gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 1790IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 55mgIron: 1mg
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