Gluten-Free Carrot Pecan Spice Muffins
Facebook4Twitter0Linkedin1Email3X Yummly0 print Dad’s Carrot Cake My Dad is irresistible. He’s one of those guys that seems to get along with everyone. If you walk into a party, there’s Bud Simmons, offering you a drink and already telling corny jokes. I inherited his love for learning and adventure – adopting the curiosity for travel that has led both of us across the country on road trips. He has always been a role model for creating time for fitness. He would go for 5am runs while we still slept, coming home in time to shower and take us to school. If you ask my Dad what his favorite cake is, he’ll tell you “Carrot Cake”. As a kid, I never understood this. Why would anyone throw away their chance for dessert on something as healthy as carrots? Only my Dad would choose this – the same dad who would request a “black bean sub without cheese” at Subway long before vegan was a thing. For me, though? I didn’t comprehend. Get rid of those vegetables and make room for more chocolate and fudge, please. As an adult, though, I get it. The little bits of raisins, grated carrots, and pecans play together with delightful textures. Warming spices like ginger, clove, and nutmeg comfort you to the core. Plus, all of these healthy ingredients make it much acceptable to enjoy it for breakfast 🙂 Yes, learning from my Dad on this one – a slice of carrot cake, warmed slightly in