Five Spice Carrot Muffins

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

5 eggs

1 cup of raisins

1 tbsp vanilla

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp ginger

1tsp cinnamon

1 tsp Chinese Five Spice

1/2 tsp salt

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.

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