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Carrot Cake

By August 13, 2011October 3rd, 201313 Comments
Carrot Cake Recipes from Scratch

Carrot Cake Recipes from Scratch

I used a recipe found at Whole Foods, made some Flavilicious changes
and transformed it to a healthy birthday cake.

Serves 16

What you need

Natural cooking spray
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup millet flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2 cups grated carrots
1 cup pure organic maple syrup
1/2 cup dried dates
1/2 cup unsweetened finely shredded coconut
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract


1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Lightly oil a (9×9-inch) square baking pan with cooking spray and set it aside.

2. Pulse oats and walnuts in a food processor until coarsely ground. Transfer to a large bowl. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and salt and mix well.

3. In a second large bowl, combine carrots, maple syrup, dates, coconut and vanilla. Add carrot mixture to flour mixture and stir until completely mixed. Transfer to baking pan and bake until cooked through and deep golden brown, about 40 minutes. Set aside to let cool before cutting into squares.


Serving size: approx. 2oz

Calories 190
Total fat 6g,  saturated fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 230mg
Carbohydrate 32g
Dietary fiber 3g
Sugar 10g
Protein 4g

* Replace maple syrup with: 1/2 agave nectar and 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce.
Add grain-sweetened dark chocolate baking chips if desired.

Join the discussion 13 Comments

  • Anna Smith says:

    This sounds good! I’ll have to try it next weekend.

  • lori hillman says:

    what is millet flour? i usualy use whole wheat flour, will that do?

    • Flavia says:

      You can use it as long as it is not bleached, which it likely is. I stay away from whole wheat and white flour because of the bleaching.

  • Diana van Loo-Karsijns says:

    Thank you so much for this recipe! I’m definitely going to bake this soon 😉

  • Margaret says:

    Thank you so much for always sharing your recipes. I look forward to more!

  • Marilyn says:

    Sounds good. I will try it when the weather cools off.

  • Rosa Maria Barboza says:

    Thanks Flavia, I’ll try that. It looks delicious!

  • Clair Haringa says:

    Hi Flavia Firstly I would like to say how fantastic you look. Your workouts are truly helpful and I have seen results for myself. I am going to try this recipe it sounds delicious. Thank you so much for all your advice and help to us ladies. 🙂

  • Italia says:

    Thanks for another great recipe Flavia. I love carrot cake!! 🙂

  • Victoria says:

    Very nice. I was looking for a carrot cake recipe that was a bit healthier. This looks like a good one and I’ll give it a try.

  • Anna Smith says:

    today was my treat day and I enjoy looking up all kinds of healthy recipes and trying them. So, I tried out the carrot cake and it was really good! I made a fourth of the recipe and ate almost the whole thing! (not at one time) 😀 Thanks for another great recipe Flavia, keep it up!

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