High Protein Carrot Cake Recipe

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Nothing says romance like a slice of warm, savoury & delicious carrot cake.

And, with Valentine’s Day swooping into the scene faster than you can say “bring on the chocolate!”, I’m bringing back one of my favourite high protein baking recipes that will absolutely sweep your swole-mates off their feet. (And, you know, support their muscle gains, too!)

Behold, my High Protein Carrot Cake.

This is the kind of cake you can bring over to your Valentine’s house for a romantic night in and they’d NEVER EVEN GUESS that it’s actually healthy, too. (Like, 14g of protein per slice healthy…) It tastes so delicious, especially right out of the oven, and is the perfect combination of nutty, spicy and carrot-y. (Is carrot-y even a word?)

Regardless, you could definitely do some damage on this cake.

So, crank up the Marvin Gaye, turn the lights down low, slather on some homemade nut butter or cream cheese frosting (err - on the cake...), and you’ve got yourself a delicious (and nutritious!) Valentine’s Day treat!

Recipe available below.

PS - If you liked this recipe, I share countless MORE of my favourite healthy & high-protein recipes on my Instagram, Pinterest and blog!

With love and wellness,

Larissa Nicole

@larissanicolefitness

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INGREDIENTS:

  • Coconut oil cooking spray

  • 0.75 cup, Almond Flour

  • 0.50 cup, Homeground Oat Flour

  • 1 tsp., Stevia In the Raw

  • 1 scoop, Chocolate Protein Powder

  • 1 tsp, baking powder

  • 0.50 tsp, baking soda

  • 0.50 tsp(s), Salt

  • 1 Tbsp (14g), Cinnamon

  • 1 large, Egg

  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

  • 0.50 Cup (240ml), Unsweetened Cashew Milk

  • 0.50 c, 0% Greek Yogurt

  • 2 large, Carrots, shredded

  • 1 cup, Walnuts

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 400 F

Spray a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray or coconut oil

Mix almond flour, oat flour, stevia, protein powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt & spices in a large bowl

Combine egg, maple syrup, greek yogurt and cashew milk (or other nut milk) in a separate bowl

Pour wet ingredients into bowl with dry ingredients

Once combined, add in carrots & chopped walnuts

Bake at 400F for 10 minutes, then without opening the oven, lower heat to 350 and bake for another 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean

Allow to cool thoroughly, then slice into 6 pieces

MACROS:

Serves 6, calories per serving 274

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