To Bake - Warm Winter Oatmeal Carrot Cake

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WARM WINTER OATMEAL CARROT CAKE
 

recipe inspired by: Green Kitchen Stories
recipe type: to breakfast, to dessert,
cuisine: gluten free, vegan, plant based, dairy free
serves 4


INGREDIENTS:
Dry mix

  • 2 cups of rolled oats (or any rolled flakes), gluten-free is desired
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp ginger, ground
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, ground
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom, ground
  • 1/2 tsp ground vanilla or 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch coarse sea salt
  • 1 1/3 cups thinnly grated raw carrots
  • a handful goji berries, dries mulberries, raisins,...

Wet mix:

  • 1 chia egg;  mix 2 tbsp chia seeds of psyllium husk into a small bowl and add 1/3 cup of water. Stir and set a side for 15 min. 
  • 2 cups of plant based milk;  almond or coconut.

Crunchy crust:

  • 4 tbsp maple syrup, honey or apple syrup
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, room temperature + extra for greasing the pan
  • 1 cup walnuts, pecans or nuts or your choice, chopped
  • 3/4 cup / 100 g sunflower seeds or seeds of your choice

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease a baking dish with coconut oil and then set aside.
  2. Combine the rolled oats, baking powder, spices and salt in a mixing bowl, then add grated carrots and dried berries,... and stir to mix. In a separate bowl, prepare the chia 'egg', add the milk and whisk to combine.
  3. For the crunchy top layer, put the sweetener, coconut oil, walnuts and sunflower seeds in a small bowl and mix with your fingers to make sure everything is well coated. I love using maple syrup. Just love the flavor.
  4. Combinethe wet and dry mixture.
  5. Scoop everything into the baking dish. Sprinkle the crunchy layer on top and bake for 25 – 35 min. When it’s done, the oatmeal should be set and the nuts and seeds lightly browned and crunchy. Leave to cool slightly before serving.
  6. Optional: Serve with whipped coconut cream, yogurt,....