This is a healthy treat made with whole grain flour, no white sugar, a fruit, a veggie and an incredibly pleasant taste. It's good to start the New Year eating something this good for our bodies and our taste buds! It also makes a great breakfast the following morning, if there's any left over...
- extra virgin olive oil - 1/2 cup
- honey - 1/3 cup, plus more for drizzling
- silan - 1/3 cup (date syrup, or pure maple syrup)
- eggs - 2
- applesauce - 1/4 cup, unsweetened
- spelt flour - 1 1/2 cups
- baking powder - 1 1/2 tsp
- baking soda - 1 1/2 tsp
- sea salt - 1/2 tsp
- cinnamon - 1 1/2 tsp
- nutmeg - 3/4 tsp
- carrots - 10 oz., tops trimmed and sliced
- Granny Smith apple - 1, cored and finely diced (skin on)
1. Preheat oven to 325 F. Line bottom of a 9-inch round cake pan with parchment paper and oil the sides. Set aside.
2. In a large bowl, whisk the oil, honey, silan (or maple), eggs and apple sauce. Set aside.
3. In another medium bowl, whisk (with a clean tool) spelt flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg, until well mixed.
4. Pour liquid mixture onto dry mixture and whisk until a batter is formed. Add in shredded carrot and diced apple, mixing in with a spatula. Do not overmix, but make sure carrots and apple are evenly distributed.
5. Place batter in the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of cake comes out clean. About 30 minutes.
6. Cool for 10 minutes. Unmold cake and let cool completely. Drizzle each slice with extra honey when serving.
-Yes! You can use all-purpose flour instead of the whole spelt!
-1/2 cup chocolate chips is a great addition.
-You can increase the honey to 1/2 cup if you want the cake sweeter.