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CARROT AND SPICES CAKE (GLUTEN/EGG/SUGAR FREE)|6 mos+ |🌈 🔥💪🌱⚠️💩

Updated: Apr 7


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The sweetness of this cake comes from the carrots, the raisins and the banana, and it’s reinforced by the spices. Our taste buds communicate spices to our brain in the same way it would communicate sweet flavors, so it’s a good way to “fool ourselves” and give the sugar a break.


This recipe is suitable for the whole family from 6 months old, and even those who aren't usually a fan of sugar free will love it!


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What makes this carrot and spices cake so good for your baby?

  • Carrots are a very versatile and nutritious vegetable. It's an excellent source of vitamin A and beta-carotene, which is a precursor of vitamin A. Vitamin A is essential for a baby’s growth and vision.

  • Raisins are nutritious. They are low-medium, energy-dense food that is rich in micronutrients. They help keep baby's digestive system working well. And they are a great replacement for regular sugar in baking and cooking in general.

  • Oats is one of the few grains that provides a good amount of protein. Protein is extremely crucial for cell development and in helping your baby grow.



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CARROT AND SPICES CAKE

(GLUTEN/EGG/SUGAR FREE)

The sweetness of this cake comes from the carrots, the raisins and the banana, and it’s reinforced by the spices. This recipe is suitable for the whole family from 6 months old, and even those who aren't usually a fan of sugar free will love it!

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CARROT AND SPICES CAKE (EGG & SUGAR FREE)
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Course: Breakfast Prep: 15min Cook: 35 min

 

Ingredients

1 banana

1 tablespoon of chia seeds soaked in 2 tablespoon water for 15min

2 cups of oats

2 cups grated carrots

4 tablespoons water

1 cup raisins

1 tablespoon of vegetable oil

1 teaspoon cinnamon

⅛ teaspoon cardamom

⅛ teaspoon nutmeg

½ tablespoon baking powder


Preparation Steps

1.Blend together all ingredients (in a blender or food processor), except grated carrots and baking powder.


2. Once all other ingredients are well blended, transfer mixture to a medium bowl, then add carrots and baking powder, and gently stir it into the mixture.


3. Pour the mixture into a cake tin and bake for 35 min at 180 C (350 F) in a preheated oven. You may also cook it in a muffin pan but be aware that cooking time may differ. Cool to a safe temperature and serve to baby.

 

Notes


Suitable: for the whole family from 6 months old.


Age up: If offering this recipe to an older child (2+ years) or an adult you may add a little sweetener like honey, sugar, or maple syrup. Keep in mind that it is recommended to avoid honey for babies under 12 months, and added sugar for children under 2


Flavor up & Boost nutrition: Try adding any of these toppings to this delicious cake:

  • Greek yogurt or sour cream

  • Ricotta

  • Peanut butter (or other nut butters) spread on top of the slice

★Rule out allergies to nut butters and dairy before adding any of these ingredients as a topping to this recipe).


Involving your children:

  • 6+ months: have them watch you prepare; show them how you peel the banana, and how you grate the carrots. Show them how you combine all the ingredients in a blender. Tell them when you are turning the blender on or off; let them press the button. Tell them the names of the ingredients as you add them to help build baby's vocabulary. Make some extra of the chia seed mixture and let baby play with it for a fun sensory activity.

  • 18+ months: have them watch you prepare. Show them how to and let them try to peel the banana. Show them how you grate the carrots. Show them how to and let them try to combine all the ingredients in a blender; let them turn the blender on and off; Show them how to and let them try to measure the spices. Tell them the names of the ingredients as you add them to help build their vocabulary. Make some extra of the chia seed mixture and let them play with it for a fun sensory activity.

★Focus on offering single ingredient foods or very simple recipes (1-3 ingredients) at the early stages - the first 1-2 months of starting solids. You may offer more elaborated recipes on a more occasional basis for babies beginning to eat. This will help your baby get familiar with the natural taste of foods but still getting it "pimped-up" in recipes every once in a while. It will also allow you to expose your baby to a few different foods, and make it easier for you to rule out some possible food allergies or intolerance before you start offering preparations with several ingredients regularly.


★You can slice the cake and freeze it, so when you need it, you can just defrost each slice for 1 min in the microwave. You may do the same with the muffins as well.


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🔥 - this recipe contains high-calorie food. We recommend including a high-calorie food at each meal.

💪 - this recipe contains iron-rich foods. We recommend including an iron-rich food at each meal.

🌱 - this is a plant-based recipe.

🌈 - this recipe contains colorful foods. We recommend including a fruit and/or a vegetable at each meal.

💩 - this recipe contains food that helps prevent or treat constipation.

⚠️ - this recipe contains a common choking hazard. Make sure to follow age and preparation guidelines.

 

As always, discuss any concerns with your healthcare provider. This post and this site is not meant to be a substitute for medical advice. The materials and services provided by this site are for informational purposes only.

 

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🔥 - this recipe contains high-calorie food. We recommend including a high-calorie food at each meal.

💪 - this recipe contains iron-rich food. We recommend including iron-rich food at each meal.

🌈 - this recipe contains colorful food. We recommend including a fruit and/or a vegetable at each meal.

🥇 - this recipe contains foods that are a great choice for baby's first food.

🌱 - this recipe is a great choice for plant-based babies.

💩 - this recipe contains food that helps prevent or treat constipation.

🥜 - this recipe contains contains peanuts, a common food allergen.

🍳 - this recipe contains egg, a common food allergen.

🐄 - this recipe contains cow's milk, a common food allergen.

🌾 - this recipe contains contains wheat, a common food allergen.

✳️ - this recipe contains contains soy, a common food allergen.

💮 - this recipe contains sesame seed, a common food allergen.

🌰 - this recipe contains tree nuts, a common food allergen.

🐠 - this recipe contains fish, a common food allergen.

🍤 - this recipe contains shellfish, a common food allergen.

⚠️ - this recipe contains a common choking hazard. Make sure to follow age and preparation guidelines.

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