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The Gluten Free Banana Carrot Cake you Didn’t Know you Were Missing

You know what is fun? When you combine two of your favorite deserts into one and it creates a perfectly glorious and flavorful holiday cake. Banana bread is always delicious, but when its combined with a fruity and cinnamon flavored carrot cake then topped with a vanilla cream cheese frosting, it is taken to a whole new level. This is a new family favorite for any holiday: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, you name it, I’m making it. And you should too!

Continue ReadingIngredients:
Wet Ingredients:

  • Bananas (3)
  • Carrots (4) – shredded and chopped
  • Flax egg (2) – 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed and 4 tablespoons of water, or replace with 2 eggs
  • Almond milk (1/4 cup)
  • Crushed pineapple (1 20oz can – drained)
  • Coconut oil (1 tablespoon)
  • Vanilla (1 tablespoon)

Dry Ingredients:

  • Oat flour (1 cup)
  • Almond flour (3/4 cup)
  • Cinnamon (1 teaspoon)
  • Allspice (1/2 teaspoon)
  • Nutmeg (1/2 teaspoon)
  • Ginger (1/2 teaspoon)

Additional Ingredients:

  • Raisins (1 cup)
  • Walnuts (1 ½ cups)
  • Cream cheese (1 8oz package)
  • Greek yogurt (1 cup)
  • Vanilla (1 teaspoon)

Directions:

  • Wash, peel, and chop the carrots into small pieces
  • Drain the can of crushed pineapple so no liquid is remaining
  • Make the flax eggs by combining 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed and 4 tablespoons of water, stir, then set aside for ~5 minutes
  • In a bowl, mash the 3 bananas
  • In that same bowl, combine all of the wet ingredients
  • In a separate bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients
  • Slowly combine the two bowls into one and fold the batter until it is well mixed
  • Mix the 1 cup of raisins and ½ cup of chopped walnuts into the batter
  • Pour the batter into a cake mold and bake at 375 for ~30 minutes, or until you can pierce the center with a fork and remove without any batter on it
  • While the cake is baking, make the cream cheese frosting by combining 1 cup of greek yogurt, 1 package of cream cheese, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla in a stand mixer until it is smooth
  • When the cake is baked, allow it to cool
  • Once cool, ice the cake with the cream cheese frosting and top with the remaining 1 cup of crushed walnuts

Allergen Information:

  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free (without icing)
  • Paleo (without icing)
  • Vegan (without icing)

Banana Carrot Cake

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