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Raw Chia Carrot Cake

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Dish Type: Sneaky-Healthy Desserts

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 lbs Grated Carrots (eye ball this from a 2lb bag of Whole Carrots and chop in a food processor, or get pre-grated)
  • 1 1/2 cups Chopped Walnuts
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 1 cup chopped Dried Mangoes
  • 1 cup packed chopped Dates
  • Zest and juice of 1 Orange (just under 1/2 a cup of OJ)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 4 tbsp Agave Nectar
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Salt

Instructions

If starting with whole carrots, process to very small pieces or if you have the energy grate them by hand.  Stir together the carrots, walnuts, the 1/2 cup of chia seeds, mangoes, and orange zest.  In a food processor, puree the chopped dates, orange juice, 2 tbsp of chia seeds, vanilla extract, agave nectar, cinnamon and salt.  Mix the puree into the carrot mixture- you may need to wash your hands and get in there to get the job done!

Line a 8-inch loaf pan with plastic wrap.  It doesn’t have to be perfect because the weight of the batter will weigh the plastic down into the corners.  Refrigerate the cake overnight.  I didn’t plan the timing correctly so I just stuck it in the freezer for a couple hours, which turned out fine but I imagine overnight is slightly more solid. Turn the cake over onto a plate, and garnish with orange slices and extra carrot peel.

This recipe was inspired by the No-Bake Carrot cake in the book Sweet Alternatives by Ariana Bundy.

Read the blog post where this recipe originally appeared: Raw Vegan Chia Carrot Cake Recipe

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