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Carrot, Coconut Muffins with chocolate topping – grain, nut and refined sugar-free

Carrot Coconut Muffins
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I have made some amazing carrot cake cupcakes in the past so I wanted to make something similar but grain and refined sugar-free and this is the result. These are good and the chocolate topping makes them amazing too. This topping could also be used as a chocolate mousse as is or you could even fold through some whipped cream if you are not dairy-free. But this time I used it as a frosting. Make sure you blend this really well so there are not lumps of avocado or you will taste it. Otherwise the chocolate is the overwhelming flavour.

Before we get to the recipe, here are a few brief facts about avocados:

  • Foods like avocados that contain monounsaturated fat lessen your LDL cholesterol, which is harmful to your body.
  • One cup of avocado has 23% of the recommended daily value of folate. Studies show that people who eat diets rich in folate have a much lower incidence of heart disease and stroke than those who don’t.
  • A typical avocado will contain both insoluble and soluble fibre; not many foods contain both kinds of fibre.
  • Avocados contain B vitamins, vitamin K and vitamin E.

Carrot Coconut Muffins

Carrot Coconut Muffins

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Comments

  1. Nice to know facts about Avocado it is also a natural butter however Avocados are quite expensive in India. I also love Avocados especially Guacamole :) Loved your muffins just wanted to know are you allergic towards grain?

    • The price of avocados varies a lot here but if you buy them at markets they can be quite cheap in season. I don’t know if I am allergic to grains. I am trying to avoid them to see if my health improves. So far, so good.

  2. I’ve never made an icing with avocado but I imagine it would be very creamy and avocado goes so well with chocolate. These look lovely xx

  3. I love using avocado in chocolate pudding but never tried icing – I bet it does great and tastes fabulous :-)

  4. What marvelous muffins!! I adore carrot cake and your yummy treats would certainly satisfy my sweet tooth without the guilt of a big slab of cake with cream cheese frosting :)

  5. I love the flavors of carrot cake, these muffins sound wonderful!

  6. I have always wanted to try using avocados as a butter substitute. I am really curious about the taste especially since these muffins look so delicious.

  7. Never tried avocado as an icing, but it makes total sense – they’re loaded with fat, so why not? Another really creative recipe. Love the carrots in the picture!

  8. Another inspiring recipe!!!

  9. I made these muffins today and they were fabulous. I particularly enjoyed the chocolate topping. I linked back to your site – hope this is OK.

  10. How many does this recipe yield?

  11. Where is the recipe?

    • Thanks for alerting me to that. The recipe had disappeared along with several of my other recipes. I am now going through and adding them back. I have no idea what happened – one of the mysteries of blogging. Anyway, it is there now.

  12. Can you use a wholemeal/plain flour instead of coconut?

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