Carrot Cake Cupcakes – Gluten Free Paleo Recipe

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Carrot Cake Cupcakes  - Gluten Free Paleo Recipe

These Carrot Cake Cupcakes are gluten free, grain free and my answer to what’s for dessert when your son has adopted a paleo / primal diet and he’s coming fo…
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16 thoughts on “Carrot Cake Cupcakes – Gluten Free Paleo Recipe

  1. Oh-my-god I made these and they were succulent! The first carrot cake
    cupcakes I didn’t mess up, turning out to be gluten-free! I’m so happy
    thanks a lot Anne, the recipe ROCKS! Will definitely make them again!

  2. FYI, I would substitute honey (preferably raw honey) or maple syrup for the
    agave. Turns out, agave is not so good for you. While agave has a
    low-glycemic index and doesn’t spike your blood sugar like regular sugar
    does (because it doesn’t contain a lot of glucose), it is a highly
    processed food that is made using a highly chemical process with
    genetically modified enzymes. They use caustic acids, clarifiers,
    filtration chemicals in the conversion of agave starches into highly
    refined fructose inulin that is even higher in fructose content than high
    fructose corn syrup.

    When you eat fructose-rich agave, your body does not release nearly as much
    insulin as it does when you eat regular sugar. This can affect how your
    body releases a hormone called leptin, which helps to control appetite.
    This leads to you feeling more hungry. In addition, fructose is converted
    into fat more rapidly than glucose is. People who eat a lot of agave are at
    risk for weight gain, especially belly fat. Also, agave may actually
    increase insulin resistance for both diabetics and non-diabetics. Finally,
    high fructose intake is also associated with heart disease. It has to be
    processed by the liver and causes a rise in inflammation through the
    production of uric acid and free radicals which causes cellular damage. It
    also increases the production of triglycerides that contribute to the fatty
    arterial plaques responsible for cardiovascular disease. 

  3. This is a GREAT gluten – free option however; true paleo does not allow for
    any dairy, or sugars, therefore this is not what I consider a paleo option
    - butter, cream cheese are NOT paleo. But thanks for the recipe I can use
    it to make muffins for my sister in law who has celiac

  4. They look fantastic Anne, so moist, with great texture. That would make a
    great carrot cake but perhaps if its structure is a little weak it might
    not? any way it looked superb. Better hope no one decides to go dairy free
    else you’re in for a real challenge.. Happy Easter Anne xxx


  5. That sure looks yummy Anna! What a great Mom baking special cupcakes for
    your Son. I love carrot cake & cream cheese frosting.
    When I convert my old wheat based recipes to GF,, I use my GF homemade mix
    cup for cup for the wheat flour. Do you do the same thing with the Almond
    I sure wouldn’t mind one of your muffins with a cup of coffee!! Great job!!

  6. They look really good Anna… what do you think will be a good substitute
    for the almond meal? another great recipe, thanks for sharing!

  7. Oh Anne, these look too good!!! I love that you used agave in the frosting,
    too. I bet these taste so yummy! Thank you for sharing!

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