Whole wheat carrot cake 🥕

“When you’ve been through something in one sense, you’ve been given a gift. You are uniquely qualified to help others in that situation. You’ve been in their shoes; you know the pain, the discouragement, the battles they fight in their mind. You can help them in a way that others can’t. Now, don’t stay a grateful patient; become a physician (or a baker )🙃. Reach out to them; your encouragement carries more weight. You’re speaking from experience. You’ve been there.” Always think beyond yourself and then you discover your true worth ❤️

Trying to make healthier choices is the need of the hour, it’s like a concoction to heal from within. I am overjoyed when I find keeper recipes that can substitute ingredients for all purpose flour and sugar. This recipe is an adaptation from www.floursandfrostings.com I have been scanning through many whole wheat recipes and I have not found out any recipe which gave such a moist and light output. I was so eager to taste this recipe as I am usually skeptical about whole wheat recipes. To enhance the health and flavour quotient I have added spice powders and walnuts and replaced the white sugar from the original recipe.

Enjoy healthy baking ❤️ !

Ingredients:

Whole wheat flour – 1 1/2 cups

Baking Powder – 1 1/2 tsp

Baking soda – 1 tsp

Salt – 1/2 tsp

Cinnamon powder – 1/2 tsp

Nutmeg powder – 1/4 tsp

Grated carrot – 1 1/2 cups

Brown sugar or Powdered jaggery – 3/4 cup

Flavourless oil – 3/4 cup

Eggs – 3

Honey/ Pure Maple syrup – 2 tbsp

Toasted walnuts – 1/2 cup

Method :

Preheat oven to 175 C.

Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg powder and cinnamon powder. Keep aside.

In a large bowl, beat the oil, brown sugar/ jaggery, honey/maple syrup, eggs and vanilla extract . Add the flour mixture. Add grated carrots. Add walnuts. Mix lightly.

In a greased 8 inch pan dusted with flour, add the batter and bake for 25-30 mins until done.

Add a pinch of love ❤️:

Add diced and drained pineapple 1/2cup, add clove powder, add apple sauce if you want to substitute brown sugar, add a half cup of chopped dates to mix the flavours around.

There’s nothing more endearing than a warm slice of carrot cake on a cold day .. yummmm !