Clean Carroting

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

Ingredients
  • 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! 
Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 350ºF (175ºC).
2. Mix the first 7 ingredients in a large mixing bowl. (*+brown sugar)

3. Add the last 3 ‘wet ingredients’ into the carrot mixture. Combine well.
4. Pour into a loaf pan.
My massive loaf pan. I seriously need a normal-sized one!
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!

2 Thoughts on “Clean Carroting

  1. Michelle on May 1, 2013 at 7:59 am said:

    Hi Kelly! I've just discovered your site as a reader of Bek's fabulous blog (bekcraved). This carrot loaf looks like like a great healthy snack, and easy enough for a non-cook like myself :)

    Fantastic blog!
    Michelle

  2. Thanks for the message, Michelle :)
    Yes, super easy. Like most other things I make around here!!!

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