Healthy Carrot Cake

Berta Lily
by Berta Lily
1 loaf
40 min

I called this "carrot cake" but it's really more of a loaf. Regardless of what you call it, it is delicious and only had 1/2 a cup of sugar. I have been trying to up my baking skills since I like to feed the fam with whole wheat that doesn't contain any fillers. I am sure adding icing will make it less healthy but I thought it was great without the need for anything else!

This is my first time making this carrot cake and I think I have to say I nailed it.

Start with 1 cup whole wheat flour, 1/2 cup of sugar, 1/3 cup olive oil and 3 eggs.

Add all the ingredients along with 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder and 1 packet of apple sauce into a bowl and whisk it all together.

This add a cup of shredded carrots, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, cinnamon and nutmeg.

Whisk all the ingredients together as best you can (it gets a little chunky).

Grease a loaf pan and pour in the mixture.

Bake in the oven for 35 minutes at 350 degrees fahrenhiet. After about 30 minutes, stick a tooth pick in and if it comes out clean its done, mine needed another 5 minutes.

The baby was a big fan and you don't have to feel guilty for having "cake" for breakfast!

Recipe details
  • 1  loaf
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 35 Minutes Total time: 40 min
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  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup of shredded carrots
  • 1 packet apple sauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda nutmeg

heat oven to 350 degrees
mix all dry ingredients
whisk in all other ingredients
bake for about 35 minutes