Clean Eating: Gluten Free, Protein Carrot Cake

If you are like me and have a sweet tooth it’s a battle to not let it get the best of me and not to turn into a sugar deprived, cranky beast! This clean recipe satiates cravings as well as making a great post workout or on-the-go snack with a great balance of protein and carbs. If you want to add some healthy fat you can either top each serving with 1tsp of an all natural nut butter; I like making mine fresh at Wholefoods or you could mix 1/3 cup coconut oil or olive oil to the cake mix before baking. When buying coconut oil check what temperature it can be heated to and adjust the cooking temperature and time accordingly (it’s generally around 350-375 so you should be fine unless).

Ingredients:

¾ cup oat flour
4 heaped scoops ProV 60 by Labrada
2 egg whites
¾ cup Agave or Truvia (any natural, unrefined sugar will do)
120 ml/4 oz fresh squeezed Orange Juice (you can also grate and add the rind if you wish)
4oz/100g grated carrots (I left mine to soak in the OJ and spices for a few hours)
3 tbsp currants (optional)
1/3 cup raw
unsalted crushed walnuts (optional)
½ tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
½ tsp ginger

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 360 F.
  • Mix the dry ingredients together (feel free to alter the amount of spices) in a large bowl. You may want to use less sugar as the carrots and fresh orange juice add sweetness already.
  • Mix the wet ingredients together in a separate bowl.
  • Mix both dry and wet ingredients together in the large bowl, folding the mixture to get some air in to make them lighter, and making sure all of the powders are well combined as the baking soda can taste bitter if not mixed well.
  • Pour into a pyrex or heat proof dish and bake for 20-35 minutes (mine took 31 mins) until you can insert and remove a knife cleanly in the center.

Leave to cool and enjoy your healthy treat. These are also amazing warm-Yum 🙂

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