My healthy carrot cake recipe is simple to make, melts in your mouth and is easy to bring along as a snack. And did I mention that it is nutritious, does your body good?!

healthy carrot cake recipe

Carrot cake is by far one of my favourite cakes! But too often carrot cakes are very sweet and does not contain as much carrot as I prefer. My version of an healthy carrot cake recipe is moist, perfectly sweet and contains lots of carrots, in addition to that warm spice cinnamon gives.

The healthy carrot cake contains only 25% of the sugar than a regular carrot cake and 100% less added fat.

healthy carrot cake recipe

This weekend it was the norwegian championschip on cross country skiiing, and as it was in my city (Tromso) I was lucky to be able to enjoy it. Guess what I brought along out in the cold woods as a snack? Carrot cake! And this carrot cake was also an hike companion on my ski trip the day after. It was perfect!

My version of an healthy carrot cake recipe contains both fruit and veggies, and that is one of the reasons why it is nutritious and good for your body. The healthy carrot cake pairs perfectly with the exotic taste coconut milk and cinnamon, and although it contains no added butter or oil, the texture is so velvety and yummy! In addition it is packed with nutrients and healthy fibre from the oatmeal flour, which keeps you full for longer, and also makes your intestines happy!

Carrots contain the natural antioxidant betacarotene which in the body can be converted into vitamin A. Vitamin A is especially good for skin- and eye health. It gives us an even tan when the sun pops out from the skies, and supports an improved night vision! There are also good amounts of beta-carotene, for example, mango, apricots, tomatoes and sweet potatoes.

Healthy carrot cake recipe

Easy to make, low in sugar, fat-free, high in fiber and nutritious. But oh! the taste.. Naturally gluten-free (use gluten-free oatmeal) and dairy-free as a bonus, so that everyone can enjoy it!

Ingredients:

300 grams carrot, finely grated

200 grams buckwheat flour (see tip!)

300 grams oatmeal flour (see tip!)

1 decilitres sugar, white or brown

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 tsp Psyllium husk (see tip!)

1 teaspoon cinnamon, grounded

1 banana, ripe

5-6 soft dates, without stone

1 can coconut milk

5 eggs

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 175 degrees.
  2. Whisk egg and sugar to a light yellow mix. Pour in the coconut milk.
  3. Run banana and dates with hand blender or food processor. Add the mashed banana, dates and grated carrots into the egg mixture. Fold the batter without mixing too hard. Sift the dry ingredients, and gently stir with a balloon whisk.
  4. Pour the mixture into a small, square or rectangular caketin that you have covered with baking paper. Bake in oven for approximately 60 minutes. Check with a match or the end of a fork if the healthy carrot cake is baked through.
  5. Cool down the healthy carrot cake, sift powdered sugar over it and enjoy!

Tip! Healthy carrot cake can be eaten by everyone as it is naturally dairy-free and gluten-free. Oatmeal is naturally gluten-free, but may contain traces of gluten. If you need it to be completely gluten-free you can make your own gluten-free oat flour yourself or buy it in the supermarket. Buckwheat flour can be replaced with barley, spelt or wheat flour, but then it is not gluten free. Psyllium husk is a fiber supplement that you can buy in the grocery store. You can use wheat germ (contains gluten) instead, but hold back a little on the coconut milk if you do, as the wheat germ does not bind as much liquid.

For a scandinavian version of the recipe go to here (given to you by Norways healthiest bank!)

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