HEALTHY (PALEO) MOM’S CARROT CAKE
I’ve been thinking about making this Paleo Mom’s Carrot Cake for some time! I used to enjoy this cake whenever my mom prepared it for us kids.
I’m so happy that this Paleo version turned out exactly as I had intended. This carrot cake is absolutely delicious! It’s all-natural, non-GMO, wheat-free, grain-free, and refined sugar-free.
Just a couple of tips…It’s important to shred the carrots yourself. Do not use any precut carrots from the supermarket. For the perfect texture, use the large holes of a box grater to grate your carrots. Two-layered carrot cakes baked in 2 pans bake quickly. That’s why it is important that the carrot be shredded thin by hand in order to cook. If the carrots are in chunks they will remain raw.
You can add all sorts of ingredients to this cake such as coconut and pineapple to give a tropical flavor. You may want to add raisins, too. While this recipe calls for pecans, you can use walnut pieces instead.
WHAT ARE THE NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS OF PALEO MOM’S CARROT CAKE?
Let’s look at the nutritional value of Healthy (Paleo) Mom’s Carrot Cake serving of carrots (about ½ cup) contains:
- 25 calories
- 6 grams of carbohydrates
- 2 grams of fiber
- 3 grams of sugar
- 0.5 grams of protein
- Carrots are also a fabulous source of vitamins and minerals . A half-cup can give you up to:
- 73% of your daily requirement of vitamin A
- 9% of your daily vitamin K
- 8% of your daily potassium and fiber
- 5% of your daily vitamin C
- 2% of your daily calcium and iron
Carrots have a plethora of anti-oxidants, offering many health benefits, such as:
Good for Your Eyes: Carrots are super rich in beta-carotene. This is a compound that your body turns into vitamin A.
Vitamin A keeps your eyes healthy. This beta-carotene helps protect your eyes from the sun and helps to reduce the risk of cataracts and other eye issues.
Yellow carrots contain lutein. Lutein is also excellent for your eyes. Recent studies show that lutein can help to prevent macular degeneration and vision loss.
Lowers Cancer Risks: The anti-oxidants (carotenoids and anthocyanin) in carrots has shown to help fight off harmful free radicals, this helping to reduce the risk of cancers. Carotenoids give carrots their orange and yellow colors. Anthocyanin are responsible for the red and purple coloring in carrots.
Helps The Heart: Carrot anti-oxidants help to keep the heart healthy. They lower blood pressure, help to maintain blood circulation, and helps to clear plaque from the arteries.
WHAT IS THE TASTE PROFILE OF PALEO MOM’S CARROT CAKE?
The predominant taste sensation of Paleo Mom’s Carrot Cake is sweetness from the raw honey and date paste. The cake has the subtle flavor of carrots and is also moist, while the icing is rich and creamy. It’s sooooo satisfying.
WHAT WINE HARMONIZES WITH PALEO MOM’S CARROT CAKE?
With the predominant taste sensation of Paleo Mom’s Carrot Cake being sweetness, you’ll need a wine with equal or more sweetness. For this reason serve a Late Harvest Riesling, Late Harvest Gewurztraminer or Vidal Icewine. With these sweeter wines you need nothing more than one or two ounces.
WHAT OTHER PALEO RECIPES CAN I ENJOY?
WHAT IS SHARI MAC’S PRODUCT RECOMMENDATION FOR YOUR PALEO DIET?
OMG, the Ninja NC301 CREAMi Ice Cream Maker is the BEST appliance I’ve bought for myself to support my Keto diet. I stand behind this product 100%. I eat healthy high protein ice cream every night. I experiment with different ingredient combinations all the time. I purchased 5 additional containers so that I can make a week’s worth of ice cream at one time. I’ve made ice cream with cottage cheese and almond milk with protein powder; tofu with almond milk and protein powder; fat-free plain yogurt with almond milk and more! The machine shaves frozen pints perfectly with its one-touch programs.. You can prepare ice cream, sorbet, gelato, milkshake, smoothie bowl, lite ice cream and more. Prep your base, freeze overnight, process, and enjoy!
Sometimes it takes more than one spin to get your desired texture. Select the re-spin function if, after processing, you want your processed treat softer and creamier. This unit is ONLY compatible with the Ninja CREAMi NC299 and NC300 pint accessories. It will NOT fit the NC100, NC200 or NC500 Series pints.
With the Ninja CREAMi you can enjoy healthy treats that taste just as good as regular ice cream loaded in bad saturated fat, sugar, and preservatives.
HOW TO YOU PREPARE PALEO MOM’S CARROT CAKE?