A Healthier Carrot Cake Recipe

My dear husband, bless his heart, baked me a carrot cake for my birthday and even agreed to let the camera roll in the process.

He did a great job; however, I figured you might want a few more specifics like the quantities needed for many of the ingredients so here is the detailed recipe.

This cake was fantastic, and I’m not just saying that because I love carrot cake.  You will not miss any of the oil or sugar (which are substituted) – I promise.  The cake is moist, full of flavor, bursting with carrots and pecans, and is somewhat healthy – minus the frosting.  Sorry, we forgot to get a picture of the finished product before we dove in and enjoyed.

Cake 

1 cup maple syrup
3/4 cup coconut oil – warmed and cooled
1/2 cup applesauce
4 eggs
3 cups of shredded carrots
2 1/2 cups flour
2 tea cinnamon
2 1/2 tea baking soda
1 cup chopped pecans.

Mix first three ingredients together. Add the eggs. Mix well. Add the carrots and mix. Combine flour, cinnamon and baking soda and slowly add to the liquids. Mix well. Stir in the pecans. Grease 3 cake pans and bake at 350 for about 20 minutes. Let cool before frosting.

Frosting.
1 stick of butter
1 package of cream cheese
1 tea vanilla
24 ounces of powdered sugar
1 cup chopped pecans.
Mix first two ingredients well. Add vanilla. Mix. Add sugar slowly. Mix well and then add 1 cup of pecans.

 

 

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Easiest Cookie Recipe Ever

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These are the easiest cookies you will ever make and shh… don’t tell your kids, but they’re good for you too! 

 

1 cup almond butter

1/2 cup maple syrup 

1 egg

 

Mix the first three ingredients together with a spoon or in a mixer.  Add 1/2 – 1 cup dark chocolate chips.  Bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes. 

 

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Banana Chocolate Muffin Recipe

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These are really, really good and really, really addicting so it’s a good thing they have some health benefits or I’d feel really, really guilty after eating a few.  I usually make these for the kids breakfast because most days they’re up at 6:00 am so they need something easy, filling, and tasty in their bellies. These always do the trick. 

Banana Chocolate Muffins

3 ripe bananas.
2 cups flour
½ cup maple syrup
2 eggs
1 tea baking soda
1 tea baking powder
½ tea salt
2 TB coconut oil
1 tea vanilla
½ cup orange juice.
1 cup dark chocolate chips

Mix the first 10 ingredients together. Stir in dark chocolate chips. (You could also add ¼ cup flax seed or chia seeds and no one will be the wiser ) Bake at 325 for about 15-17 minutes.
Enjoy!