Paleo muffin recipe with Apple, Carrot & Pecan

apple carrot and pecan muffin

Need ideas for this week’s healthy treat? Why not grab a beautiful apple in season, a few carrots and whipping up a batch of these healthy treats using this quick and easy paleo muffin recipe…



  • 4 big carrots, reverse-juiced*
  • 1 apple, peeled and chopped small
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 30ml coconut oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 60ml coconut milk
  • pecan nuts to garnish
  • organic honey to finish



Preheat oven to 180c (350f).

Mix everything except coconut flour together. Add coconut flour little by little into the mix keeping an eye on the consistency.

Once you’re happy with the thickness of the mix, divide it into 12 muffin liners.

Garnish each muffin with a pecan nut and drizzle a drop or two of honey on before baking for 25-30 minutes or until done.



* Reverse-juicing = Use a juicer to separate the carrot pulp from juice, but instead of using the juice, add only the dry pulp into the muffin mix!

Tip: Don’t waste the carrot juice! First collect the carrot pulp for the baking, then juice two oranges and a large young ginger knuckle into the mix!


  1. Hi this looks delicious – is there a recipe please?

    • Hi Andrea,

      I have now updated the post to include the recipe for these muffins – when I first uploaded the photo, there were so many baking recipes on the site, that I didn’t want to upload another one. Now there’s a nice balance, so this one can be added to the mix!

      Happy Baking!

  2. Taste good, though I admit mine didn’t look as dark as the photo. And I didn’t have any apple so I used banana. Also because I like to be wicked I added a desert spoon of muscovado sugar … I wouldn’t be able to conn the rest of the family into eating it otherwise. Just realized looking back at the recipe that I forgot the coconut milk – turned out fine though I didn’t need to add much coconut flour.

  3. I don’t have a juicer, so what would the equivalent be for using grated or shredded carrots which will have liquid content included in them. Should I still use 4 large carrots?

    • Hi Roxy,

      The reverse juicing provides a fibre-dense dry pulp that is great for soaking up the moisture in the mix. Using grated carrots would make the dough very wet and you’ll probably need to balance it out with coconut oil, so you’d need to alter that too. Might be a tad tricky…



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