Attention carrot cake lovers! Get 20+ gluten free, grain free healthy Paleo Carrot Cake and cream cheese frosting recipes with nut and dairy free options.
One cake I absolutely adore is Carrot Cake. But sadly, traditional Carrot Cake is usually made with copious amounts of refined sugar, vegetable oil, all-purpose flour (ever so ubiquitous in conventional baking), and sometimes even margarine! Ughhh! Adding a carrot or two to this rubbish does not make it healthy! Put down the fork, and step away from the traditional carrot cake.
I know you’ve been searching for a paleo friendly carrot cake recipe. One that is gluten free, grain free and refined sugar free. A recipe that uses healthy fats. And you’d like nut-free and dairy-free alternatives too. Your search is now over! I’ve compiled this list of the Top 25 Healthy Paleo Carrot Cake recipes. These are naturally-sweetened cakes and muffins packed with raw carrots, fruit and spices. Cakes made from recipes that use grain-free flour, pastured eggs, medjool dates, organic maple syrup or raw honey, sea salt and other real food ingredients you can be proud of. There is definitely something for everyone here. Whether you tolerate nuts or not, or if you prefer using coconut flour.
There are also, not one, but three frosting recipes to check out too. Because seriously what is carrot cake without cream cheese frosting? If you cannot tolerate dairy using cream cheese is out. This recipe for Dairy-Free Cream Cheese Frosting uses coconut oil, coconut milk and coconut yogurt to make a rich and creamy, dairy-free “I cannot believe this is not real cream cheese frosting!” And this recipe for Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting uses cashew or macadamia nuts to make a raw vegan dairy-free frosting. If you are OK with dairy, then this must-try basic recipe for Cream Cheese Frosting recipe also needs to be added to your repitoire.
Shall we get started?
1. Carrot Cake Bars or Sheet Cake (almond flour)
2. Carrot Cake Muffins with “Cream Cheese” Frosting
3. Grain-Free Carrot Cake with Dairy-Free Cream Cheese Frosting (nut-free)
4. Grain-free Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting (coconut flour)
5. Whole Orange and Carrot Cake with Coconut Frosting
6. Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cinnamon-Vanilla Frosting
7. Carrot Cake with Lemon Cream Icing
8. Carrot Cake with Maple-Orange Frosting (Grain-Free)
9. Cavey Carrot Cake (almond flour)
10. Carrot Cake
11. Flourless Carrot Cake (with Nutmeg Cream Cheese Frosting)
12. SCD/GAPS Grain-Free Carrot Cake with Coconut Cream Icing (coconut flour)
13. SCD Carrot Cake with Frosting
14. Ultimate Carrot Cake (with 2 frosting options!)
15. Paleo Carrot Cake with Lemon Coconut Frosting
16. Some-Shade-Of-Paleo Carrot Cake
17. Grain Free Carrot Cake (with zucchini)
18. Carrot Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting
19. Raw Carrot Cake with Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting
20. Raw Carrot Cake With Cashew Vanilla Frosting
21. Carrot Cake Muffins
22. Paleo Banana Carrot Breakfast Muffins
23. Paleo Carrot Cake Energy Bites
24. Paleo Carrot Cake Pancakes
25. Carrot Cake Donuts (nut free)
Bonus Recipe!! From Tracie Talks Health