I’m not gonna lie,
we fell off the wagon.
Busy schedules and life are hard to maintain while also eating healthy.
But look! Shiny!
That’s right, we will soon be Mr. and Mrs. Paleontologists, so it’s time to kick it back into gear and get healthy for out new life together!
Enough of the distraction, let’s get on with the food right?
Almond Flour Carrot Cake
2 cups almond flour
1/8 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp coconut oil
3 tbsp raw honey
1/3 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1 tsp organic vanilla extract
1/3 cup grated carrots
1/4 cup raisins
1/3 cup walnuts, chopped
Grease a bread pan and preheat your oven to 350°. Let’s get cooking! …Baking? Let’s get baking!
Combine your flour and spices in one bowl and your wet ingredients in another (no carrots yet!), then add your wet ingredients to the dry ones and mix well.
Now you can add your carrots, raisins, and nuts. Make sure they’re all cozy and evenly spread out in the batter, then pour your batter into the bread pan and stick it in the oven!
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and when a toothpick comes out clean.
I bit into this, having never tried almond flour in a recipe before, and was blown away!
Although almond flour should by no means be a large part of your paleo diet (baked goods still tend to have quite a bit of calories and carbs regardless of what you put in them), sometimes you have to find a healthier alternative for your sweet tooth.
Recipe adapted from Lexi’s Lean Kitchen