Carrot Cake / Loaf gluten free and dairy free

So my friend challenged me to make Carrot Cake healthier and I accepted. Since I love Carrot Cake I decided it needs to be gluten free and dairy free.
So I scoured Pinterest to find a recipe I could adapt and I did.
This Recipe was the base for my Cake Loaf.

Here we go 😀 Yields 12 slices

Dry Ingredients:
2 cups of gluten free all purpose flour (I used Red Mill)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground Ginger

Mix all together in a medium bowl.

Wet ingredients:
1tsp. orange zest
6 tbsp orange juice
1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1/2 cup blue agave
2 servings of liquid egg whites
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1/2 tbsp lemon juice
1 1/2 cup shredded carrots

Mix well and then slowly add the dry ingredients. Add in to a loaf pan and bake in a preheated oven at 350F for 45 mins.

Icing:
1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked in boiling water for at least 30mins better be overnight
1 1/2 tbsp agave
1 1/2 tbsp Lemon Juice
1/4 tsp cinnamon

blend that in a blender until creamy, I used my Magic Bullet Blender, my Cashews weren’t soaked enough so I added a tiny bit of water to make it creamy.
Spread on top of the loaf and voila.

Nutrition Facts: 184cals, 3g Fat, 38g carbs, 4gr Protein
Definitely a Treat.

Enjoy!!!

2 ingredients Nutella Brownies…

This Sunday after I came home from a exhausting day at the Faire, my house smelled delicious and I aske my hubby what it was.
He said I found a recipe for Nutella Brownies… and I had to make it, well NUTELLA.

So here it is:

4 Eggs
1 cup Nutella

Put Parchment paper in a 9″x9″ glass pan.
Pre heat oven to F 350

Beat eggs for 10mins until you the volume quadrupled and its foamy and fluffy.
Then put the nutella in the microwave for 30secs. Then slowly add it to the egg mixture.
fold under until well mixed. put into pan and cook for 30mins. Makes 16 1″ squares wait till cooled before cutting.

And you have yummy gluten free brownies. Now they are more of a fudge texture but oh so good.

Nutrients per serving:
146 calories, fat 9gr, carbs 14gr, protein 3 gr.

Apple Blueberry Crumble…

We went blueberry picking today and came home with 5lb. So I had to figure something out I wanted a light dessert. I didn’t wanna mess with making dough and all that. On my search for a recipe on pinterest I found a pear blueberry crumble, but I didn’t have pears or the honey oats from Special K, so this is what I came up with.

Ingredients, yields 6 servings:
2 big apples, cored and cut into 1 inch pieces
1 1/2 c. fresh or frozen blueberries
2 tbsp, agave syrup ( I try to avoid white sugars)
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2 Cup water
1 tsp Cinnamon
Topping:
1 1/2 c. Oats
3 tbsp. unsalted butter
2 tbsp. Honey

Preheat your oven to 295 F.
In a pot heat the agave, water, apples, lemon juice and cinnamon, cook until the apples a fork tender. Then add the blueberries and cook for another minute. Put into baking dish.
Crumble, mix the the oats, butter (i softened mine in the micro wave for a bit) and honey and then spread over the fruit mixture. 
Bake in the oven for 30mins.
Serve and top with Ice Cream of Greek Yogurt, I topped mine with yogurt that I wipped a bit.
Nutrition Value:
207 Calories, 7g fat, 35g carbs, 17g sugars, 5g fiber, 3g protein.

Mug Cake for your sweet tooth.

Yesterday I had a hankering for cake and I didn’t have any and I know you can bake with the cellucor protein powders so I went on pinterest and found a recipe.
I changed it slightly and I tried it twice with different flavors of Protein Powder, also the cake is pretty dense, so half a serving was enough for me and I shared it with the hubby so it’s like dessert for two.

Alright here it is…

2 TBSP Coconut flour
1 TBSP Protein powder (i used Cor Fetti and Molton Chocolate from CelluCor)
2 egg whites
1 TBSP Greek yogurt ( I used fat free)
2 TBSP vanilla almond milk
1/2 TSP baking powder

mix all the ingredients, put into a creased mug. cook on high for 2 minutes in the micro wave.

Icing… mix 1/4c. of Greek yogurt with 1/2 scoop of protein powder, pour over the cake.

I didn’t take a good picture of the cakes, but you can follow me on instagram swissmom8873

Enjoy!!!