Did you know

  • Almond flour is rich in nutritional value, compared to other types of flour, and contains less 20% fewer carbohydrates from starch.  In place of carbohydrates, almond flour is rich in whole proteins, natural fats and fibers and also contains vitamins from the B group as well as important minerals like calcium and iron.
  • Carrots are good for your health.  They are rich in beta-carotene which strengthens the immune system; they maintain a healthy heart and blood vessels; promote good eyesight and healthy skin; aide in eliminating toxins and, in general, slow down aging processes.

So..what do we have in this cake?

  • Almond flour and carrots with all the nutritional value cited above.

  • Nuts, which contain healthy fats and lots of minerals.

  • Cranberries, which protect the kidneys and urinary tract, and is a source of antioxidants.

  • Coconut oil, which is a source of an intermediary chain of essential fatty acids, especially lauric acid, which is contained in milk and has many virtues.

  • Agave or maple syrup in place of sugar

Ingredients

2 cups almond flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1.5 teaspoons cinnamon

1/3 cup natural maple syrup or sugar-free date honey or agave

2 eggs

4 tablespoons coconut oil

1 teaspoon natural vanilla extract

1 cup grated carrots

1/3 cup cranberries in apple concentrate

1/3 cup walnuts/pecans

 

Preparation

Heat the oven to 180 degrees C.

Grease an English cake pan and sprinkle coconut (if desired)

Combine flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon

In a separate bowl beat the syrup, eggs, oil and vanilla extract

Gradually add the dry ingredients

Add the carrots, cranberries, and nuts and mix

Bake for 50 minutes.

 

 

Bon Appetite!