Carrot Cake with Coconut Vanilla Icing

Carrot Cake Muffins with Vanilla Coconut Icing
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Ingredients
  1. (For the muffins)
  2. 2 cups gluten-free Bob Red Mills 1-2-1 baking flour
  3. 2 tsp baking powder
  4. 1 tsp baking soda
  5. 2/3 cup coconut sugar
  6. 1/3 cup maple syrup
  7. 4 free range eggs
  8. pinch of sea salt
  9. 1 tsp ginger powder
  10. 1 tbsp cinnamon
  11. 1 tsp vanilla powder
  12. ¼ tsp cloves
  13. ½ tsp nutmeg
  14. ½ cup pecan pieces
  15. 3 cups shredded carrots
  16. 1 cup olive oil
  17. (For the icing)
  18. 2 cups coconut butter
  19. 1 tsp vanilla powder or extract
  20. ½ cup cold unsweetened coconut or almond milk
  21. ½ cup coconut icing sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Grease 2 regular size muffin tins with coconut oil.
  3. In a large bowl for the muffins add flour, baking powder and soda, coconut sugar, ginger, cinnamon, vanilla powder and cloves and mix well.
  4. Then add eggs and olive oil and whisk well. Shred the carrots and add those and the pecans to mix well.
  5. Add spoon batter into muffin tins about ¾ to the top. Bake in the oven for 25-28 minutes or until it comes out clean with a toothpick and let cool fully before icing.
  6. In the mean time in a large bowl with a mixer OR a high speed blender add coconut butter, vanilla and milk of choice and blend well until smooth and creamy. Add your choice of pitaya powder, blue majik or any naturally colored powder to make your icing a different color.
  7. Add coconut icing sugar and mix well. Adjust to your taste.
  8. Ice muffins with a beautiful thick layer of icing and then let set in the fridge for about 10 minutes and serve!
Special Thanks To
  1. Photos by Lisa San Filippo
  2. Moments Marketing provides photography for social media, websites and corporate events as well as offers marketing consulting services. It's also a sister company to Moments Photography, a portrait photography company. Lisa is the owner, creative visionary and chief photographer of Moments Marketing and owner and photographer of Moments Photography. www.momentscalgary.com
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