Carrot and Broccoli Bread/Muffins [Paleo, Gluten free, Grain free]

An any-time-of-day, on the go delight that’s great for kids or grown-ups alike! Perfect for lunchboxes, picnics, or as a side dish to accompany your main meals – have the bread without the guilt 😉

This idea popped into my head because I was tempted to make my almond crust quiche but then thought I’d try a ‘bread’ with veggies instead. I had carrots and broccoli so it made sense to chuck these in the recipe. I tend to use tenderstem broccoli because my kids love it, so this recipe uses it – stalks and all – although you an use florets too.  

Bread cravings do sometimes hit, and although I have numerous muffin recipes, I wanted something savoury. Granted, this isn’t ever going to compare with a store bought loaf of bread but quite frankly, it’s better! I managed to get this done from concept to experimentation to ready to eat in under half an hour. So you can easily whip up a batch in no time. I made muffins because my loaf pan needs replacing, but double the quantities and you can make yourself a loaf. Of course, the cooking time would need to be adjusted as well. 

Recipe for Paleo Carrot and Broccoli Savoury Bread/Muffins

Yield: 6 muffins 

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 10-15 minutes

Note : double the quantities and adjust oven times for a loaf

What you need

1/3 cup almond flour

1 medium carrot, grated

1/3 cup finely chopped broccoli

3 large eggs

2 tblspns melted butter

2 tblspns nutritional yeast (optional)

1.5tspn baking powder 

1/2 tspn dried origanum (optional)

Pinch of salt

What you need to do

1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a muffin tray with cases. 

2. Add all ingredients into a mixing bowl, and combine well. 

3. Scoop into cases (I use an ice cream scoop to get even sizes), and bake for 10-15 minutes (this depends on your oven). 

4. Remove from oven, allow to cool, and done! 

They’re quick, simple to prepare, and a delight to eat. This is sure to become a regular (ish) dish around here 😉 


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2 thoughts on “Carrot and Broccoli Bread/Muffins [Paleo, Gluten free, Grain free]

    • Hi! You can use coconut flour or sunflower seed flour. The quantity will have to be adjusted for coconut flour as it tends to need more moisture. Have not tested it out with alternative flours but it should work 🙂


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