Happy Monday! Two things:
- I forgot to place my can of coconut milk in the refrigerator the night before I made this recipe, so the frosting turned out to be more of a milky substance, less a fluffy frosting. Don’t make the same mistake – it really is important for the coconut milk to solidify so you can whip it into a frosting!
- It’s move-in day to our new apartment!!!!
I apologize in advance for the milky looking frosting, but this pregnancy brain is a real thing – I literally set 8 alarms in my phone and even put a sticky note next to my desk and I did not remember to refrigerate the coconut milk! The struggle is real, but alas, you get the point.
I’ve been meaning to make Carrot Cake Muffins forever, so I’m happy to finally get them up on the blog! Of course, they used spiralized carrots – which are way less labor intensive than grating carrots (ick!) You still get that carrot-cake flavor and you get little swirls of carrots in your muffins.
Another way you could do this to avoid grating your carrots is to make rice out of the spiralized carrots. If you have the time, the consistency would be even better!
The muffins are grain-free and sweetened with dates instead of sugar. The coconut flour and coconut oil used makes them just sweet enough! And I love the pretty carrot spirals that peek out!
I’m going to be somewhat MIA today on the blog, because today is May 1st, which means that we get to move into our new apartment! Lu and I are thrilled to be moving into a new place together. When we first moved in together in January 2013, we didn’t expect to fall in love with our building as much as we did, so we ended up staying in our building, just moving three floors down!
I’m happy to stay in the building also because it’s very, very baby-friendly (who wouldn’t want an elevator, pool, gym, parking garage, and doormen with a newborn?!) We’re upgrading to a two-bedroom, because of course, we’re going to need a nursery for our little baby boy this September! I can’t wait to nest the heck out of our place.
If you want to follow along with our move today, follow me on Instagram, I’m sure I’ll be posting videos of Lu lugging boxes and moving furniture, while I unpack! We’re moving all of our current furniture into the new place, so all I’ve had to get so far is a new area rug for the living room and a kitchen dining table (just a little nook table.)
Happy May, everyone – cheers to fresh starts!
Nutritional Information & Recipe
Weight Watchers SmartPoints*: 8 points
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