- 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
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.
- 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
- 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.