I made these this weekend. I wanted to use some carrots and my new addiction to Chinese five spice. I tried one as a cookie but they are so moist that it was much better as a muffin. Everybody who had one loved them. The only objection was from a sweet kiddo that refused to even try them on the grounds that there are carrots in them. But the other two kids who had them loved them. I figure any time you can get kids to willingly eat vegetables is good. The “flour” is ground nuts, and the sweetener is a combo of honey and dates. Try these delicious muffins the next time you are craving some paleo treat.
Five Spice Carrot Muffins
4 shredded carrots
2 cups of almonds
2 cups of pecans
1 cup of soaked dates
1 cup of honey
1 cup of raisins
1 tbsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp Chinese Five Spice
In a food processor blend the nuts until it resembles flour. Add the dates and blend again. Place the mixture in a large mixing bowl.
Combine the rest of the ingredients in the bowl.
Bake at 350 for 40 minutes in a greased muffin pan.
Two out of three kids agree muffins are good.
Try to resist the urge to eat them until they cool down.