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Best Carrot Cake Ever

 

 

My 70th Birthday had another round of carrot cake, brought back by popular demand. Well, actually we begged for it. The only difference in the recipe below and the carrot cake we all love is the flour. My friend makes it for me with fresh Einkorn flour. This makes for a wonderfully rich and hearty cake. You can use less sugar as well and it will still be delicious. There was enough left over that I cut it into small pieces and froze it in a place no one would find. All for me. Well, it is my 70th after all.

This is my nephew, Landon, who is showing off his version of the Radical Carrot Cake. Yum!

Radical Carrot Cake

2 cups         Sugar

1 ¼             Coconut Oil

3                Eggs

2 tsp           Vanilla

2 ¼             Whole Wheat Pastry Flour

2 tsp           Cinnamon

¼ tsp          Nutmeg

2 tsp           Baking Soda

½ tsp          Salt

 

2 cups         Grated Carrots

1 cup          Chopped Walnuts

8 oz can      Crushed Pineapple (optional)

 

Blend dry ingredients. The blend wet ingredients. Blend together until smooth. Add carrots and walnuts and other optional fruits.

 

Pour batter into baking or muffin pan. Bake at 350 for 40 minutes.

Frosting

 

12 oz                   Cream Cheese

¼  cup        Milk

4 cups         Powdered Sugar

1 tsp           Vanilla

 

Blend all ingredients until creamy smooth. Spread over cooled cake.

Gluten Free Carrol Cake

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Plantains - The Healthy Dessert Recipe

Plantains “a la” Coconut Butter These are the beautiful starchy, sweet fruits similar to bananas. They are wonderful sautéed or baked in coconut oil, Ghee, butter and/or with spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg.

Bananas Foster is the popular dish you may have heard of for Plantains. There are many other ways to make them that may be even more healthy and tastier too.

Peel and slice plantains. Depending on how much you are making, melt one or equal parts of both; coconut oil and butter, in a sauce pan. Add spices if using them. Pour liquid over plantains and bake at 350 for about 20 minutes.

 

Options

Add walnuts, pecans or any other nuts you might like.

 

Add brown sugar, maple syrup, honey or any other sweetener if desired.

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Raw Oatmeal Date Apple Cookies

These cookies are so good, great for a "pac & go". They are hearty and fill you up. They are sweetened with dates, raisins and apples.

Ingredients

2 cups oat groats

¾ cup dates

½ cup dried raisins

½ cup walnuts

2 or 3 apples, grated

½ tsp salt

Optional: Cinnamon

No need for any soaking of groats, dates or raisins. It is good if you can soak the walnuts for a few hours, but not absolutely necessary. Drain and rinse after soaking.

Prep:

1. Grind dry groats in a blender into fine powder. A food processor may work as well.

2. Chop raisins and dates (remove pits from dates)

3. Grate apple on course part of grater (careful not to grate too fine like applesauce).

4. Rough or medium chop walnuts as desired.

Transfer groats to a bowl and add the raisins, dates, walnuts and apples. Mix well. The dry groat powder will be soaked up by the apples.  Add cinnamon if desired.

 

Press into cookie rounds on a teflex dehydrator tray and dehydrate for about 10 hours and then remove teflex tray and turn for a couple more hours of dehydrating. Dehydrate until the cookies reach your desired texture.

 

Use the juice of an orange or lemon to dip your fingers into when pressing the dough into rounds. This works well to help keep your fingers from sticking to all the dough.

 

Cookies can also be baked at a very low temperature in the oven on a cookie sheet. You may want to turn them half way through.

These cookies are the bomb and work well for a travel snack. Enjoy!

 

 

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