Carrot, Coconut and Walnut Loaf
This is loaf is not flash or fancy but is packed full of crazy cool carrots. Free of sugar and dairy it makes for a great snack option - especially if you are breastfeeding and are needing to cut your dairy out! What is more it is one of my one bowl wonders!! My big boy helped to create this one....and eat it too!
3 carrots, grated
1 and 1/4 cups of wholemeal flour (can use standard flour if you prefer)
1/2 cup of desiccated coconut
1 x 70 gram bag of walnut pieces
1-2 tsp of orange/ mandarin zest
1 tsp of nutmeg
1 tsp of cinnamon
1 tsp of vanilla essence
1 tsp of baking powder
1 tsp of baking soda
1/2 a cup of extra virgin olive oil
Preheat oven to 180°C and grease medium sized loaf tin
Grate the carrots and when whisk the eggs together in a large bowl (remove egg shells if they get added in the learning process!).
Add everything else and mix together.
Tip mixture into the loaf tin and flatten with the back of a spoon.
Bake for approximately 20 - 30mins and allow to cool for about 15 minutes before tipping out. Enjoy warm and fresh from the oven! You can also cut slices and freeze for later.
xx Dr Julie