The weirdest thing has happened to me. I have lost my appetite. Pretty sure that has never happened in my entire life. So in an effort to get at least some essential nutrients in, but not loose my cookies (no pun intended) I have had to get creative, making some interesting foods, recipes and eating at stranger times with even stranger meals. But seriously, where did all these rules come from anyways? If I want to eat a cupcake (or two) every day for lunch, then I am going to….at least it helped. I didn’t go 10 hours without eating.
Now on to the goods, last july I published another carrot cake recipe, but it was not autoimmune paleo compliant. Tasty, but I have been craving something that I can have right now. With a few adaptations, this came about.
Notes: You can use baby food carrots if you prefer to take a short cut or make your own puree like I did here. This changes the flavour and texture slightly of the recipe from traditional carrot cake. I still like a bit of crunch which the coconut gives. These would be perfectly fine without the “frosting” but I take every opportunity to use coconut whip cream because it is just so darn good. I am liberal with cinnamon; I probably used a tbsp in my recipe, plus more sprinkled on top. Again, go to taste.
- 1 c peeled and chopped carrots
- 1 gelatin egg
- ½ c coconut oil
- ⅓ c honey
- ⅓ c unsweetened applesauce
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- ½ c coconut flour
- ¼ c arrowroot flour
- 1c fine unsweetened coconut
- cinnamon and sea salt to taste
- 1 can full fat coconut milk, completely chilled
- Add chopped carrot to food processor and blend until a puree
- make gelatin egg and add to puree
- melt coconut oil and blend with honey, apple sauce,vinegar and the rest of the wet ingredients
- add dry ingredients and mix well
- scoop into 12 muffin cups and bake in 350 deg oven for 20 min
- let cool in muffin cups. they set while cooling.
- While cooling, scoop cream from can of coconut milk out and whip with food processor/blender.
- frost cupcakes once cool.
- serves well either immediately or over the next few days.
*This post was shared on AIP Roundtable at Phoenix Helix