Paleo Carrot Pumpkin Spiced Muffins

Breakfast is definitely one of my favorite meals. I have been making muffins a lot lately and one of my favorites combines healthy protein from eggs and a good serving of fiber and vegetables. You heard that right, vegetables for breakfast! If you have any picky eaters in your house, this will be perfect because the carrots and pumpkin add a nice subtly sweet flavor. Your kids won’t even know they are eating something healthy. Add a piece of fruit or some additional protein with almond butter and you are all set. These would be a wonderful breakfast for your toddler to keep them full of healthy goodness before the Easter festivities begin. Paleo Carrot Pumpkin Muffins

Paleo Carrot Pumpkin Spiced Muffins

5 eggs (pastured preferred)
1/2 cup puréed pumpkin
1 very ripe banana, mashed
1/4 cup coconut oil OR 1/4 cup apple sauce (make your own)
1 1/2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon gluten free vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon aluminum free baking soda
3 cups shredded carrots (about 5 large)
1/2 cup coconut flour (I use this brand)

Whisk eggs, pumpkin, mashed banana, apple sauce and vanilla until smooth and combined. Add the pumpkin pie spice blend, salt and baking soda to the mixture and whisk again. Once combined, stir in the shredded carrots until evenly distributed. Lastly, add the coconut flour and stir well. The muffins mixture should be a little wet but should not have too much extra moisture. Spoon a heaping tablespoon of muffin mixture into parchment muffin liner or a very well greased muffin tin. Bake for 30 minutes until firm and tops of muffins are nicely browned. Paleo Carrot Pumpkin MuffinsPaleo Carrot Pumpkin MuffinsPaleo Carrot Pumpkin Muffins

*Note: The parchment paper liners aren’t required but they keep the muffins from sticking. Since their isn’t any oil in the batter, this was key.

Do you have trouble getting your kids to eat their veggies? Do you have any tricks to “hide” or introduce new vegetables to the normal routine?

Just hoppin’ along,

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