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
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
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
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.