[ RECIPE: RAW APPLE CARROT CAKES ]
Gluten free, Dairy free, Sugar free, Wheat free = totally amazing!
So I scurried to my lovely fruit store this morning in the dim light of the dawn, hoping not to see anyone with my dishevelled wavy hair and ‘morning appearance’ – that type of appearance that’s a dead give-away that you don’t have adequate food for breakfast – so you’ve had to race down, run in and run out of the store!!!! It’s a very ‘organic look’. I was hoping to make my favourite juice – Orange Liquid Gold because I felt like I really needed its goodness. After buying the carrots that I had run out of at home, I had a yearning for something more!!!
Oh dear…come here…get in my mouth – STAT. Raw Apple Carrot Cakes I really do LOVE you…
You’ll NEVER believe how delicious they are until you try them…and they’re easy-peasy to make!
I love these little morsels – they drive me insane when I make them. I can’t stop eating them and they are soooo good for you and often way to good to share!!!!!! Piglet alert…
A few people make these in the raw food movement – but I’ve added extra ingredients to take them to the next level. I often have three of these for breakfast…instead of a juice. I love the sweetness, the spices and the fresh vanilla bean and lemon – these two ingredients alone, really make this sing like your taste buds are at the opera…I promise!
Made with only a few simple ingredients – this really is an amazing raw recipe that has stood the test of time with any friends I have made this for…and I too have never tired of it!
[ the recipe ]
- 3 x apples, washed and thinly sliced
- 2 x medium carrots, washed with the skin on
- 1/2 x cup pecans
- 10 x medjool dates
- 1/2 a medium lemon zested
- 1/2 x teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 x teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 x fresh vanilla bean (it’s very important that its fresh – it tastes divine in this recipe)
- 1 x tablespoon coconut sugar
- 1 x table spoon shredded coconut
- 1/2 x teaspoon cinnamon
[ the method ]
After washing the carrots, place them in a high speed blender. Chop them to a fine consistency.
Next add the remaining ingredients – the dates, the pecans, the lemon zest, the fresh vanilla bean and the cinnamon and the ginger.
Next, slice the apples. The easiest way to get rid of the pips is to slice the apples thinly and then tap the tap the apples to flick the pips off. This also makes a beautiful design that looks sweet when plated up.
We are now ready to plate up. Grab a plate and place the first slice of apple on the bottom.
Next add a generous amount of carrot filling – smoothing the surface so that it is flat for the next layer…you can also add a sprinkling of coconut if you like…
Then repeat with another slice of apple, more carrot filling and finish with a slice of apple on top. Sprinkle the top with cinnamon, coconut sugar and coconut… AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS!!!
The beauty of this simple dish, is when it is cut in half or segments to reveal the layers…
Enjoy this treat anytime of the day…I bet you can’t eat just one!!!
Remember food is YOUR fuel!
Stay you & stay quirky
Love J x