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Carrot Cake (Vegan and Oil Free)

Categories : Breakfast , Dessert , Snack
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Carrot Cake (Vegan and Oil Free)

Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cup raisins divided
  • 3/4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger
  • 1 cup carrots grated (about 3 medium carrots)
  • 3/4 cups chopped walnuts optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a 9x9 baking dish with parchment.
  • Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Set aside.
  • Combine water, 3/4 cup of the raisins, applesauce, vinegar, and orange zest in a blender and process until smooth.
  • Add carrots and ginger and pulse until just combined.
  • Fold wet mixture into dry mixture, until just combined. Do not over mix. Fold in remaining raisins and walnuts, if desired.
  • Pour batter into parchment lined baking dish and bake for 35-45 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let cool.