Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Protein Carrot Cake

I have been trying to think of food to make and post on here that will help you get past the desire to eat an entire row of Oreos (definitely an issue for me).  I made chocolate zucchini cake and carrot cake and they're both delicious.  Here is the carrot cake recipe.

side note: I made this recipe by changing a few things on Jamie Eason's Pumpkin Protein Bars on  They (the pumpkin bars) are really good so you should go to the link and get the recipe.  And just an little extra FYI, Tom and I are doing her 12 week plan (found at as well) and it is one of the best plans I've seen.  It gives you a lot of food options and pretty much teaches you how to eat to build muscle, lose fat, tone up, etc.  I recommend it.  

Nutrition (approx. without walnuts): 1 square = 50 calories, .7 g fat, 8 g carbs, 3.7 g protein
Nutrition (approx.  with walnuts): 1 square = 65 calories, 2.3 g fat, 8 g carbs, 4 g protein


  • ½ C Xylitol Brown Sugar Blend (Ideal brand -- I got mine on Amazon)
  • 1 - 4 oz. no sugar added applesauce 
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 ½ tsp. ground ginger
  • ½ tsp. ground clove
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 3 large carrots, shredded
  • 1 apple, shredded
  • 2 C oat flour (oats ground in a blender)
  • 2 scoops vanilla whey protein (mine is V Core from Complete Nutrition)
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • ½ C chopped walnuts/pecans (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. Spray a 9 X 13 Pyrex dish with non-stick spray.
  3. Combine first 11 ingredients and mix well.
  4. Add the final 3 ingredients (4, if adding walnuts), and mix until incorporated. Spread batter into the Pyrex dish and bake for 30 min.
  5. Makes 24 squares.
  6. Store in the fridge!  Do not leave out.  There are no preservatives and it will go rancid if left out.

Here's someone I follow on Instagram.  She posts a ton of healthy vegan recipes and they all look really good.  I made these today and I liked them.  I'm dying to find a recipe that really tastes like Quest Bars though.