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26 Dreamy Carrot Cakes for a Guilt-Free Paleo Dessert Fix

Carrot cake is a classic at gatherings and parties with family and friends, and a spring favorite to boot. Good thing it’s easy and fun to make it paleo! Try these paleo carrot cake recipes, completely free of refined sugars, dairy, and grains. Now you can get your Paleo dessert fix and feel good about it at the same time!

Try these paleo carrot cake recipes, completely free of refined sugars, dairy, and grains. Now you can get your Paleo dessert fix and feel good about it at the same time!


1. Healthy No Bake Carrot Cake Breakfast Bars
With the fabulous flavors of carrot cake in a thick, chewy, fudgy breakfast bar, this no-bake treat is healthy and delicious. Make it with coconut flour, vanilla protein powder, cinnamon, coconut sugar, applesauce, grated carrots, maple syrup, almond butter, and more.


Raw Carrot Cake Balls
Photo: What’s the Oven On For

2. Raw Carrot Cake Balls
For decadent carrot cake in bliss ball/energy bite form, try these raw carrot cake balls made with pitted dates, raw cashews, walnuts, carrot, cinnamon, and unsweetened shredded coconut. They come together in only a few minutes and are super tasty.


3. Paleo Orange and Carrot Cake
Adding orange to your paleo carrot cake gives it an extra bright, citrusy flavor that perfectly complements the earthy sweetness of the carrots. This recipe is stabilized with eggs and coconut flour, and sweetened with honey—you could also use maple syrup.


4. Paleo Carrot Cake in a Mug
Mug cakes are convenient, popular treats that allow you to make jut a single serving of cakes or muffins. I love this carrot cake version with coconut oil, maple syrup, en egg, almond and coconut flour, shredded carrot, chopped walnuts, ground cinnamon, and an (optional) non-paleo frosting.


5. Healthy Carrot Cake Energy Bites
These energy bikes are made with vanilla protein powder, dates, chia seeds, coconut flour, cinnamon, vanilla, ginger, shredded carrots, and a simple coconut butter glaze. They sort of remind me of donut holes, and I kind of want about a dozen to eat right now. Is that too many?


Paleo Carrot Cake Donuts
Photo: Fed And Fulfilled

6. Paleo Carrot Cake Donuts
These donuts are made with cassava flour, which gives them a lovey texture similar to non-paleo cake donuts. Except they’re totally grain-free, refined-sugar-free, and dairy-free! I love the the combination of vanilla, maple syrup, and honey that sweetens these donuts.


7. Paleo Carrot Cake With Faux Cream Cheese Frosting
If what you’re after is a real, honest-to-goodness paleo carrot cake, try out this recipe. It’s got coconut flour, arrowroot powder, allspice, cinnamon, sea salt, almond butter, vanilla, eggs, palm shortening, and honey with a cashew-based frosting that tastes just like cream cheese frosting.


8. Coconut Flour Carrot Bundt Cake
Coconut flour is the only flour you’ll need for this cake, made with pineapple juice, maple syrup (to replace the agave), ginger, cinnamon, vanilla, crushed pineapple, carrots, and more. You can sprinkle it with some powdered coconut sugar for a beautiful finish.


9. Paleo Carrot Cake Cookies
With a dairy-free cream cheese frosting, these soft and yummy cookies are the perfect hand-held substitute for paleo carrot cake. They’re made with almond meal, shredded coconut, cinnamon, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla, and shredded carrots.


Carrot Cake Batter Bites
Photo: The Natural Nurturer

10. Carrot Cake Batter Bites
Who else is guilty of scooping little bites of cake batter every now and then? These batter bites taste just like that, except without the guilt. Make them with medjool dates, almond meal, cinnamon, sea salt, walnuts, shredded carrots, and optional shredded coconut.


11. Mini Paleo Carrot Cakes
For real carrot cakes in miniature sizes, these cute little treats are super tasty. Seasonings like ground cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, and vanilla blend to make your house smell amazing while these are baking, and almond milk gives the cake a rich flavor. Skip the frosting if you don’t want to use cane sugar, or use coconut sugar instead.


12. Paleo Vegan Carrot Cake Blondies
Mashed avocado is the secret ingredient in this recipe, and it helps make those blondies super moist and chewy, with the addition of coconut oil and carrot puree. Vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg are the magic flavors here, and flax meal helps hold everything together.


13. Carrot Cake Cookies With Cream Cheese Glaze
Obviously this recipe includes a cream cheese frosting/drizzle, but you can leave it out to make them completely paleo, or you could replace the cream cheese with creamed cashews and omit the milk. Your choice! The carrot cake cookies are amazing either way.


Raw Carrot Cake With Pistachios and Lime-Coconut Frosting
Photo: Nirvana Cakery

14. Raw Carrot Cake With Pistachios and Lime-Coconut Frosting
It’s carrot cake with a twist! This raw carrot cake has a deliciously chewy base made with carrots, almonds, coconut, medjool dates, and more. The frosting is made with creamed coconut or coconut butter, coconut milk, maple syrup, and lime juice for a bright, zesty flavor.


15. Grain Free Carrot Cake Pancakes With 3 Berry Chia Jam
Make your carrot cake for breakfast using this wonderful pancake recipe with eggs and coconut flour as the base. They’re delicious with vanilla and a super simple, 2-ingredient berry chia jam made from frozen mixed berries. So easy!


16. Paleo Carrot Cake Muffins
Because they’re made with almond butter and dates as the base, these banana-sweetened, molasses-laced muffins are a truly delicious breakfast treat you don’t have to feel guilty about enjoying two mornings in a row. And they have a vegetable, which is always a bonus.


17. Delicious Carrot Cake Smoothie Recipe
Dates and frozen banana make this cake-flavored smoothie sweet and creamy, while flaxseeds add fiber, coconut milk adds healthy fats, and carrot creates that lovely carrot cake flavor you’re looking for. Don’t forget the cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, and cloves!


Paleo Carrot Cake Monkey Bread Muffins
Photo: Athletic Avocado

18. Paleo Carrot Cake Monkey Bread Muffins
You know monkey bread? Yeah, you do. But this is paleo-friendly carrot cake monkey bread, made into muffins so you don’t have to worry about how you’ll avoid eating the entire thing in one sitting. And the cream cheese frosting recipe has a paleo adaptation!


19. Low Carb Paleo Carrot Cake
While the frosting in this recipe is not dairy-free, this blogger provides a link to an alternative frosting you can spread atop this beautiful, completely paleo carrot cake made with a blend of almond flour, coconut flour, shredded coconut, and honey.


20. Raw Vegan Carrot Cake
Made with walnuts, raisins, and carrots as the base, this vegan carrot cake is a raw food masterpiece and tastes absolutely amazing. It’s frosted with a raw/paleo cream cheese frosting and flavored with yummy cinnamon and vanilla, with coconut oil for healthy fats.


21. Paleo Carrot Cake Cookies
With a dairy-free cream cheese frosting, these soft and yummy cookies are the perfect hand-held substitute for paleo carrot cake. They’re made with almond meal, shredded coconut, cinnamon, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla, and shredded carrots.


Paleo Carrot Cake With Maple Pecan Glaze
Photo: Flavour And Savour

22. Paleo Carrot Cake With Maple Pecan Glaze
This moist and tender paleo carrot cake is filled with carrots, pineapple, and raisins. I love the tradition addition of pineapple for the spunky sweetness it adds to the cake, along with chewy raisins, silky maple syrup, and a glaze so yummy you’ll want to eat it off a spoon.


23. Carrot Cake With Whipped Coconut Frosting
It’s a good thing coconut goes so well with carrot cake, because it’s the easiest way to make creamy, dairy-free frostings like this one, with full fat coconut cream, honey or maple syrup, and toasted coconut flakes. And this cake is made with tigernut flour for a unique twist!


24. Carrot Cake Protein Bites
Protein bites are great for when you need a little power snack after a workout or towards the end of a long and stressful work day. Make this carrot cake version with dates, walnuts, sesame seeds, carrot, vanilla, and coconut flakes. It’s easy and tasty.


Carrot Cake Zucchini Muffins
Photo: Beauty and the Foodie

25. Carrot Cake Zucchini Muffins
Why not combine two favorites into one treat? Make these carrot cake zucchini muffins with double the veggie count using coconut flour, coconut sugar, golden flax meal, cinnamon, carrot and zucchini, eggs, almond milk, butter, vanilla, and apple cider vinegar.


26. Carrot Cake Mini Muffins With Cinnamon Vanilla Cashew Cream Cheese Frosting
I can’t get over how good these muffins look with their tender insides and creamy cashew frosting spiked with cinnamon, vanilla, and salt flakes and sprinkled with chopped dark chocolate. I think I’d probably eat too many of these at once.

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