Recipes: Easy Healthsome Carrot Cake

Carrots are good for you:

  • they reduce your risk for developing heart disease
  • they help prevent cancer
  • they’re good for your eyes
  • they protect your liver
  • they’re anti-inflammatory
  • they’re useful for managing cognitive dysfunctions

See more health benefits of carrot.

So far, the only way the boys will eat their carrots is when I add it to their juice. After reading that cooking carrots may actually enhance their nutritional content, I’ve been looking for a way to encourage the boys to eat their carrots cooked. Carrot cakes have been a little hit and miss – largely miss – because many recipes contain spices and nuts which the boys don’t fancy. Here’s a workable recipe that not only passed the taste test but is healthy, too! Definitely better than the Peanut Butter Carrot Muffins from the Sneaky Chef.

Carrot cake

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 30g flaxseed meal
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp bicarb soda
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 150g brown sugar
  • 150g wholemeal flour

Method:

  • Combine eggs, flaxseed meal, soda, cinnamon and carrots in a processor and process until the carrots are finely chopped.
  • Add butter and sugar and process until combined.
  • Stir in flour
  • Pour into a prepared pan and bake at 180C for 45 minutes or until a knife comes out clean.

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