Vegan Tahini Carrot Cake Muffins // Recipe & Taste Test

Enjoy guys 🥕 🍰 💙

Ingredients/Recipe: Makes 12 good size muffins:

2 Tablespoons coconut oil (or coconut butter)
1/2 cup of good runny tahini
1/2 cup of Xylitol (This is a very healthy sugar alternative, it’s not an artificial sweetener.. It is actually good for your teeth & your gut health! Tastes & looks exactly like sugar!) You could also use maple syrup, date syrup or coconut sugar if you want!
Flax egg (just 1 Tbsp of ground flax in 3 Tbsp of water.. Leave to thicken for 15 minutes)
175ml (3/4 cup) of almond milk (or any other plant milk!)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda (please don’t ask me what the difference is lol)
1/4 teaspoon fine salt
2 cups whole grain spelt flour
2 cups grated carrots (I always use organic)
1 Tablespoon of cinnamon
1/4 cup of raisins or sultanas

Bake in the oven for 15-16 minutes at 425 degrees F

Drizzle of tahini on top (optional)


Instagram: @healthycrazycool


  1. Just a note on Xylitol. It can actually be quite bad for you. Just because it may be good in one aspect, shouldn’t be disregarded in others.

    In small doses it doesn’t seem to be a problem, and has benefits. However, in doses over 40g-50g per day, it can cause a number of problems. And long term use can cause more severe problems.

    Given that it is also hydrogenated, hydrogenated products alone can increase the risk of alzheimer’s disease, cancer and diabetes, to name a few.

    Some good benefits, some bad. Good to show both sides so people don’t just go off and consume too much of it. (bit of bias on this one)

  2. Xylitol poisoning is relatively unheard of in humans, and the xylitol side effects associated with consuming it are generally minimal for most people. However, it has been reported that xylitol can raise blood glucose levels, which suggests that diabetics shouldn’t consume it. (4) This may seem odd to most people as many doctors recommend that people use it to replace sugar because it’s low on the glycemic index!

    Another concern that I have with xylitol is the industrialization process that is used to manufacture it. Currently, most xylitol is produced by “hydrogenating” xylose; a chemical process that treats a compound with hydrogen usually with a catalyst such as nickel. (5) There are two major problems with this process.

    First, the fact that xylitol is “hydrogenated” should raise some concerns because hydrogenated foods are known to cause: (6)

    Alzheimer’s Disease
    Behavioral irritability and aggression
    Liver dysfunction
    Major depressive disorder

    Secondly, nickel is a known toxin has been linked to: (7, 8)

    Asthma attacks
    Dermatitis (skin allergies)
    Hand eczema (skin rash)
    Kidney problems
    Lung disorders

    At this point, there is no research proving that chewing xylitol sweetened gum or eating xylitol sweetened cookies will cause these things, but I’d be careful before diving in and making xylitol part of your daily natural health regimen.

Leave a Reply