Ok, don't think "ugh, carob" and link away!!
Carob needs some lovin'! I always say, "don't look at carob as a substitute for chocolate, just appreciate it for what it is". I enjoy carob for its own sweet, unique flavor, and I don't try and disguise it as chocolate, even though the powder and chips can be used in recipes in place of cocoa powder and chocolate chips.
These Carob Chip Muffins from Vive (I'm still using my 'cutesie' muffin liners from Valentine's Day cupcakes) are a delight, and they are wheat-free. They are a more treat-like muffin with a sweet, flavorful combination of nutty barley flour, carob chips, unsweetened coconut, orange zest, and nutmeg.
I make these muffins a little larger, so I get about eight, however, you can make them smaller to yield a dozen (just adjust baking time). Now... GO BAKE!!! :)