Healthy Banana-Carrot Cake with Blackberries (no sugar, no butter)



Leonie de Sounin says of the carrot in her delightful book Magic in Herbs:

"So delicate is this vegetable that it is predestined by nature just to be taken from its cool ground and eaten right on the spot, crisp and fresh. Yet if you take it home and cook it, then please don't scrape this lovable rosy thing of charm. Just place it in a little boiling water. After a while the skin comes off easily and the carrot underneath looks just as alluring as in its original state."

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Ingredients:

  • 2 banana, large and ripe

  • 3 eggs

  • 3/4 cup almond milk

  • 1/2 cup brown rice flour
  • 1 cup oats
 
  • a pinch of salt
 
  • a pinch of saffron

  • 2 carrots, shredded

  • 1 cup walnuts, ground
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil + more for the tartlets
  • roasted almonds for serving
  • blackberries with syrup for serving
  • apricot jam for top (optional)

Healthy Banana-Carrot Cake with Walnuts with Blackberries (no sugar, no butter)

Direction:

Preheat the oven to 350F.

Mash the bananas with a fork, add the eggs and coconut oil and whisk together. Add almond milk, brown rice flour, oats, chia seeds, vanilla, salt and saffron and stir around. Shred the carrots and ground the walnuts, add to the mixture and stir around.

Healthy Banana-Carrot Cake with Walnuts with Blackberries (no sugar, no butter)

Grease the inside of 2 large 8-inch tartlet tins with coconut oil. Pour the batter into the tins and bake for about 30 minutes. Serve the cakes while they are warm, together with blackberries  and roaster almonds.


Tip: If you like the cake to be a little sweeter, brush the top of the cake with a warm apricot jam.

Healthy Banana-Carrot Cake with Walnuts with Blackberries (no sugar, no butter)

Happy Spring!

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5 comments:

Marina said...
March 22, 2012 at 11:44 PM  

Tasty-healthy-beautiful! Well done Yelena!

Grubarazzi said...
March 23, 2012 at 11:39 AM  

This looks really beautiful and I love the ingredients. a treat I can actually eat!

Alpana said...
March 23, 2012 at 12:54 PM  

Beautiful Pictures & awesome recipe as always.

Abby said...
March 25, 2012 at 1:06 PM  

Gorgeous photos! Love how healthy and delish the cake looks, I wish I had some on this rainy morning.

dorbell said...
April 26, 2012 at 8:06 PM  

I'm making this tomorrow!

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