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Paleo Carrot Cake Bars

To be completely honest.. I’ve never had carrot cake. But I’m pretty sure this is what it would taste like. And it’s amazing. A healthy take on the traditional dessert, without sacrificing any flavaaaah!

*I made this recipe for the Oster spring baking campaign. They sent a hand mixer of theirs but other than that, the recipe is all mine!*

Paleo Carrot Cake Bars

INGREDIENTS

  • 3/4 cup almond butter
  • 2 eggs
  • about 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 3 heaping TBS coconut flour* see notes
  • 2 TBS – 1/4 cup honey (depending on desired sweetness)
  • 1 TBS melted coconut oil/coconut butter OR grassfed butter
  • 1/4-1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/4-1/2 cup chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts!)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp each: cloves, allspice (optional)
  • Optional: coconut, more nuts, and raisins for topping

NOTES:

*If you feel the mixture is too “wet”, add another TBS of coconut flour. Coconut flour is extremely absorbent and it won’t change the taste.

**I used my Oster had mixer to mix the batter, but added the carrots, raisins, and nuts in last and mixed with a spoon. If you are not using a hand mixer, no need to worry about that.

METHOD

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Place all ingredients in a large mixing bowl
  3. Mix until well combined
  4. Place in 8X8 pan and bake for about 17-20 mins.
  5. Enjoy! Best if stored in fridge or freezer!

 

 

annnnnd, if you want something a lil extra, I made a coconut cashew “frosting”. Yes, I know it’s supposed to go with cream cheese frosting but this was super yummy! I drizzled it on some and slathered it on the top of others and it was delish!!

Coconut Cashew Frosting

Ingredients *you will need a food processor or high speed blender*

  • 1 cup cashews soaked in water overnight (or at least a few hours!!)
  • 1 can coconut milk – only using the hardened, firm coconut milk, not the liquid
  • 5-6 pitted dates or 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Method

  1. Place all ingredients into food processor and process until everything is well combined! *discard water that was used to soak cashews*

 

 

Enjoy! And as always, tag your me in your creations on Instagram @actually_alexandra

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