Last week, carrots were ridiculously on sale. Giant bags of them. Carrots galore! Those of you who have never lived in/visited Australia should know that when produce is cheap, you buy it. Always. Figure out what to do with it later. That’s what I seemingly do, anyway. I think that this mentality arose over the insane price of berries here in Brisbane, and has somehow carried over to the produce section in its entirety.
So after a week of carrot snacking, I was still left with a pile of them. Unfortunately, they aren’t my favourite vegetable in the produce section (sorry, carrots). To me, they are simply a healthy addition to one’s refrigerator crisper drawer. Nevertheless, I needed to use what I had purchased.
Time for a little bit of clean baking.
Cleaned Up Carrot Loaf
- Whole Wheat Flour (self raising)- 1.5 cups
- Shredded/Grated Carrots- 1 3/4 cups
- Crushed Walnuts- 1/2 cup
- Cinnamon- 2 tsp
- Nutmeg- 2 tsp
- Baking Soda- 1.5 tsp
- Sea Salt- 1/4 tsp
- Simply Eggs Whites- 8 tbsp (or 2 large eggs)
- Unsweetened Apple Sauce- 1 cup
- Water- 1/4 cup
- *Brown Sugar- 1/2 cup (optional)
*Note: As you can see, I did not sugar in this recipe due to my current Baby Boot Camp eating plan. I was fine with the loaf being a little bit plain, but would recommend 1/2 cup of brown sugar for those seeking more flavour!
1. Preheat oven to 350ºF (175ºC).
3. Add the last 3 ‘wet ingredients’ into the carrot mixture. Combine well.
5. Bake for 35 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
I enjoyed a slice this afternoon for a snack with some all-natural peanut butter and some greek yogurt!
Not going to lie, the carrot cake that I made for Adam’s birthday was slightly more delicious, but obviously not something that I should be making as a random afternoon snack.
Well, today has been thoroughly exhausting. I can barely move after yesterday’s boot camp workout. I also think that little Bubs is showing signs of early teething, which makes for an excruciatingly long day of drooling, crying, and fussing. Time to call it a night!
However…before I go, all this ‘carrot talk’ reminds me of a woman I saw on Ellen a few weeks ago. Pleeeease watch this and share in the hilarity with me!