You Will Need:
4 carrots (the regular-sized ones; not baby carrots)*
1/3 cup raisins**
1 3/4 cup millet flour***
3 T chia seeds mixed with 9 T water
Pinch of vanilla powder
2/3 cup molasses, maple syrup OR monk fruit powder****
Pinch ground ginger
1 3/4 t baking soda
1/2 t lemon juice
All you need to do is toss the ingredients in a blender in the order they're listed above and bend them until smooth. Pour the mixture into a 9" loaf pan that you've lightly greased with a little bit of olive or avocado oil.
Put it in the (pre-heated) oven at 350 F for 35 - 40 minutes. Let it cool for 10 - 15 minutes before digging in or frosting. See below for a note on frosting. You can garnish the cake with frosting and/or some ribbons of carrot from the peeler and a sprinkle of nuts, such as walnuts (high in Omegas), if you like them!
Note: If you'd like to do a traditional cream cheese frosting, just mix a container of Kite Hill's almond milk cream cheese with 1/2 cup of plain almond milk yogurt and a few spoonfuls of monk fruit extract to taste. You can also add a pinch of vanilla powder.
*Carrots: good source of beta carotene, fiber, vitamin K1, potassium, and antioxidants
**Raisins: raisins can aid digestion, boost iron levels, and keep your bones strong.
***You can use other flours, however, I chose millet because it's gluten free, wonderful for people with a lot of sensitivities, anti-inflammatory, rich in minerals like calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and selenium as well as essential vitamins like folate, pantothenic acid, niacin, riboflavin, and Vitamins B6, C, E, and K.
****In choosing between these 3 sweeteners, they all have different benefits. The molasses (use blackstrap, unsulphured) is full of antioxidants, calcium and iron and the maple syrup has more minerals and antioxidants than honey while having fewer calories (than honey), however, both molasses and maple syrup have, well, calories, so they should be used in moderation. If you really want to keep the calories low, opt for monk fruit, which has 0 calories. You could try Stevia for 0 calories as well, although, when I tried this recipe with Stevia, it had a bit of an aftertaste that I didn't love. Experiment and see what suits you best.