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Coconut Carrot Date Slice Vegan Mofo Recipe #4


Coconut Carrot Date Slice

Coconut Carrot Date Slic

As I have mentioned before, I do not have a sweet tooth, thank goodness. With my pasta and potato addictions, I would literally explode if I also went overboard on sugar. So in order to be fair and interesting I have challenged myself toremember to insert the odd sweet recipe.

Coconut Carrot Date Slice, is sweet with the dates and carrots, and tropical with the coconut. I also absolutely love the taste and smell of coconut. I have it everywhere in my home, shampoo, soap, air freshener, you name it, if it comes in coconut, I have it.

This slice is very similar to traditional carrot cake, but more dense and filling. Even though the sweetness did not draw me in, the coconut did and this slice, only lasted a few days in my kitchen before it was gone.

Cooper, the wonderdog, of course loved it, as his very fav veggie, carrots, were in the mix and he got his four slices.



Coconut Carrot Date Slice

Coconut Carrot Date Slice

Coconut Carrot Date Slice

8 slices

  • 1/2 cup Coconut Flour
  • 1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 tspn baking powder
  • 1 tspn baking soda
  • 1 tspn cinnamon
  • 1/4 tspn nutmeg
  • 1/8 tspn allspice
  • 9 tblspns water
  • 3 – 5 drops stevia to taste
  • 5 tblspns Almond milk
  • 2 tspns olive oil
  • 1 tspn vanilla extract
  • 1 cup finely shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • zest of 1 orange finely minced
  • 1/5 cup finely diced dates

Pre-heat oven to 350 F and place rack in middle.

Line 3 X 9 inch loaf pan with parchment paper.

Sift together both flours, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice, Add back in the whole wheat flour husks. Whisk briefly to incorporate air into the dry ingredients.

Coconut Carrot Date Slice

In separate bowl, whisk together water, stevia, almond milk, olive oil and vanilla. Add to dry ingredients and mix together.

Stir in grated carrots, coconut and orange zest.

Fold in dates and pour into loaf pan.

Coconut Carrot Date Slice

Smooth top and place in oven. Bake 25 – 35 mins until brown and toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean. Removed from oven and allow to sit 5 mins before turning out onto a wire rack to cool.Place wire rack on top of  tin, turn upside down. Peel parchment paper off loaf. Place a second wire rack on bottom of loaf and invert.Allow to cool before serving.

Coconut Carrot Date Slice

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 58 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 168 Calories from Fat 61
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.8g 10%
Saturated Fat 4.9g 25%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 185mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 24.0g 8%
Dietary Fiber 5.0g 20%
Sugars 9.9g
Protein 2.9g
Vitamin A   46% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 4% Iron 5%
Nutrition Grade D+
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

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5 thoughts on “Coconut Carrot Date Slice Vegan Mofo Recipe #4

  1. lovely recipe, I’m definitely going to try this soon as a post workout snack! I think I’ll replace the wheat flour with spelt though – gluten and I aren’t very good friends 😉


  2. Tracy,
    I make a carrot and raisin flapjack often, but your variation is very different and one I woudl try if I could access all the ingredients. Does really look good, a kind of breakfast bar.

    Like you I am attempting to visit all the blog participating, I haven’t quite reached yours yet, but your comment has brought me to you. Thank you Shaheen


  3. sounds like a really great recipe. I’m gluten free, would it work with chickpea or quinoa flour?


    • Hi India, I have not tried it with other flours but I would imagine it would still work out fine. I would try the quinoa flour, as I find chickpea flour has a stonger taste. Let me know how it goes if you try it. Thanks.


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