Inspired by chef Pete Evans new cookbook Family Food – 130 delicious paleo recipes for every day, I tried the apple and carrot muffins recipe and they were delicious.  I have a few friends who had inspired me to buy this book and I must say I was very impressed with this recipe.  Every recipe in the book is gluten free, sugar free ( I’m a bit scared to say this after a few nasty emails) and dairy free, so if you are intolerant to any of these then this is the book for you.


I thought I’d share this recipe with you today.  It’s a good lunch box filler for the whole family and they were a hit in my house.  They kept fresh and you can freeze them for easy mid week lunches.

Here are the ingredients you will need.

  • 2 1/2 cups almond meal
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour ( I used Gluten Free flour)
  • 1/2 tsp maca powder optional ( I didn’t use it)
  • 1 tbs baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp Himalayan salt ( I used Maldon Sea Salt)
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla powder ( I used extract)
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg (use fresh if you have it, I used powder)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of nut milk
  • 1 green or red apple cored and grated
  • 2 small carrots grated
  • honey to serve and coconut shredded optional


Now for the method.

Preheat the oven 180C and line eight holes of muffin tin with paper cases.

Comine the almond meal, flour, maca powder, baking powder and salt in a bowl, using a fork to smooth out if any lumps.

Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the honey and the coconut oil together until creamed (about 2 minutes).  Add the vanilla, nutmeg and eggs and beat for a 2 – 3 minutes.  Add the flour mixture and beat to combine then slowly pour the nut milk and mix well.  Turn off the mixer and gently fold the apple and carrot in.

Divide the batter into the paper cases and bake for 25-30 mins until the tops are starting to brown.  Test with a skewer to see if cooked.

You can top with honey and coconut but we preferred ours plain.


This recipe makes about 8 to 10 muffins and can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Yumm! and even the kids enjoyed them.

Let me know if you bake them?

I have enjoyed a lot of other recipes from the this book like the cauliflower rice, spaghetti and meatballs ( the spaghetti is actually carrot and zucchini and was delicious) and we also enjoyed the butter chicken made from scratch with nothing nasty.

I’d love to hear about what you think about a paleo diet?