Carrot Breakfast Protein Cake

Well that’s a mouth full, isn’t it?

This cake is probably my most favorite cake I’ve ever made. Which is silly because it’s so so simple. Simple and delicious. That’s my favorite kinds of food.

I’m watching ‘Sixteen Candles’ right now. What a classic. I miss movies like that. The ones that were produced before I was born.

Oh sh*t, I’m watching ‘The Breakfast Club’ now. BEST NIGHT EVER.

So I’m heading to South Dakota today. Got a sweet little wedding reception to go to. We’re staying at a cabin, going to a lake, drinking some ice cold beverages, and probably eating a lot of food. The bride likes to eat, which is why I really like her, among other reasons, so we will be chowing down on a regular basis. Let’s talk about what I’m packing in my cooler to share with the other lovely people going.

  1. A sweet potato and chorizo egg casserole
  2. A potato and breakfast sausage egg casserole
  3. This delicious carrot breakfast protein cake
  4. Chocolate zucchini muffins from my zucchini bread recipe
  5. Bacon wrapped cream cheese stuffed jalapeños
  6. Food Should Taste Good sweet potato chips
  7. Chili Lime plantain chips from Sprouts
  8. Sandwiches for the lake made with gluten free bread, kerrygold cheddar cheese, turkey and ham (wish me luck that this bread doesn’t taste like balls)
  9. Larabars
  10. Quest Bars
  11. Fruit and nut trail mix – almonds, pecans, cashews, dried mango, and raisins
  12. Chocolate and nut trail mix – almonds, pecans, cashews, dark chocolate drops (fancy m&m’s), and dark chocolate peanuts
  13. Coconut water
  14. Strawberry flavored soda water
  15. Lime flavored soda water

That’s all I got. I think. I’m sure a few other snacks made it in there. No, not all of these foods are paleo. Neither are my friends. And I like making them happy. That’s the point of spending hours in the kitchen getting ready for a 3 day trip.

Moving on. I’m actually really excited about this trip now, mainly because now I get to take a couple rest days. I did CrossFit and ran every day for 6 days in a row, and I’m slightly miserable. When I was competing in CrossFit, it was normal to feel this miserable. But now I don’t really like that feeling. I like feeling sore. I like feeling like a worked hard. But I don’t like feeling like my limbs may snap if I step on a crack wrong. And that’s how I’m feeling right about now. My ankles, my wrists, my shoulders. They are all about to break. Is the age of 25 when I start to break down? My friend Kam said it was. What a bummer.



Carrot Breakfast Protein Cake

  • Yield: 8 1x


  • 2 large carrots, finely shredded
  • 2/3 cup almond butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons raw honey
  • 35 grams (or 1 heaping scoop) Vanilla Primal Fuel (or 2 tablespoons coconut flour if you do not eat use protein powder)
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup raisins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Shred carrots as thin as possible. Place in large bowl.
  3. Add almond butter and eggs and mix well.
  4. Then add honey, protein powder, cinnamon, baking powder and salt and mix well.
  5. Fold in raisins.
  6. Grease an 8×8 glass baking dish with coconut oil, pour batter into the dish and place in oven. Bake for 35 minutes or until the top of the cake has a nice crust to it.
  7. Let cool before cutting.


Makes 8 pieces of cake

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Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.


186 thoughts on “Carrot Breakfast Protein Cake”

  1. Would leaving the honey out of this classify it as 30DSD acceptable, or would I have to leave the raisins out, too? Either way, looks amazing and I am on the hunt for new breakfast recipes! Thank you!

  2. I just have to say thank you for giving an alternative to the whey protein. I can’t do whey and I end up bypassing a lot of yummy looking recipes because of this.

  3. I have never tried Crossfit, though I do find it appealing, though being the age of 34 I like my Circuit and Strength Training that I combine. Don’t worry with your body breaking down, I read that once you hit your thirties is where most people start to hit their prime with their fitness level. I can tell you that 25 is the average rate for your brain to mature completely if thats any quality of information you would like lol. I hope you have a great trip and hopefully there is a rope to swing out into the lake, that is if the cabin is by a lake.

  4. Anyone have any thoughts on using chocolate whey protein instead? I’m apparently a freak and am allergic to vanilla. Yeah, I don’t get it either.

    1. I’ve used chocolate protein powder and nutella instead of almond butter (I know, I know!!), and it was epically delicious. My partner requests it at least once a week!

  5. 3 things:
    1) Awesome cooler full of food! You’re invited to all of my camping trips!!
    2)These cakes sound tasty and will be made this weekend.
    3)You’re not old, nor breaking down at 25. 6 days in a row is just too much! Especially with the intensity that I know you’re capable of. I, on the other hand, AM old. I was in high school when 16 Candles and Breakfast Club came out. Thanks 🙁

  6. What brand of coconut water do you recommend?
    I tried some coconut water awhile back and quickly spit it back out… it tasted like wet socks (or some other unappealing flavor).
    I expected it to taste more like water… with a hint of coconut. Were my expectations wrong… should it taste like wet socks?
    Inquiring minds….

    1. Oh… and one other thing that I thought of…
      So MarksDailyApple is doing a primal vacation next year… along those same lines I think you should totally do a PaleOMG camping/lake trip!
      In my opinion… that would be wicked awesome… especially if it included food like you listed here 🙂

      Just a thought… run with it 🙂

  7. this is exactly what I need. I never give myself enough time in the morning to make breakfast and either end up skipping it or eating my lunch at like 10 am. I watched sixteen candles last night too… love that movie.

  8. do you have a nutritional breakdown for this recipe? I specifically am looking for the amount of protein in it. my daughter is not into most breakfast foods.

    1. The way I made it (with whey and a mixed nut butter), it’s 250 calories a piece. 20g carbs, 16g fat, 9g protein. Just in case anyone browsing here wonders.

  9. Not to be a downer, but in my experience, yeah, post-25 is when you start to notice real changes in your body. You don’t recover as quickly post-exercise, your body weight distribution shifts (like, even if you maintain the same weight, clothes might not fit you the same)…I just keep telling myself that growing older is better than the alternative! 🙂 You sound like a good person to go on vacation with; that food all sounds amazing.

    1. I just had to comment on the “getting old” theme! Unbelievably, I’m turning 60 this month! I have worked out for years, now I’m doing crossfit 3 times a week. I take no regular meds, my blood chemistry is great. During sunny months, I’ll ride my bike 40 to 60 miles at a time. Thanks to learning about the Paleo way of eating, I plan on going strong for another 40 years! The best is yet to come for you 30 somethings, if you keep with it.
      This recipe is fantastic- I double it every time I make it or my family would devour it in 1 sitting. I add about 2 teaspoons each of cloves and allspice, only adds to a good thing!

  10. Have you tried the brand “Udi’s” for gluten free bread? Im in love with that stuff! especially toasted… so good!

  11. I hit 30 and came into my badassery. I’m more healthy, more fit and calmer, mentally, than I ever was in my mid or early 20s.
    I’m 33 now, 8 mos preggo with a mostly paleo little baby baking in there, and I work full time using a stand up desk with no problem. I can’t wait to see what 35 and other mile markers are like.
    Treat yourself and your body like the important blessings that they are, and you’re good to go. For reals.
    Oh, and thanks for this cake recipe. I’m totally making it tonight. Have a great trip!!

  12. Does it have to be that specific vanilla protein? I already have another brand of vanilla protein in me kitchen.

  13. I only have baby carrots at the moment… can you tell me approximately how many cups of shredded carrots to include in the recipe? Thanks!!

      1. Egg white protein worked great. I love the texture! I subbed a third cup of shredded coconut instead of the raisins….I have a thing against raisins. Thank you so much for this fantastic recipe.

  14. I read this post a few minutes ago and then tried to do my homework but I can’t get my mind off of this carrot cake!!! Holy hell it sounds amazing. Too bad I haven’t had time to hit up the grocery store this week, but this will for sure happen next week.

    Your trips/vacays always sound amazing…super jealous but you obviously work very hard so ENJOY your days off!! 🙂

  15. Mmm looks delicious! I want to make these for a trip next week to have something healthy on hand…

    Quick question…would it work to put carrots in a food processor so it’s not quite as chunky?

    Thanks! 🙂

  16. I didn’t have vanilla and couldn’t decide between my chocolate or strawberry protein powder. So I made two! One batch of strawberry protein with dried cranberries (didn’t have raisins) and one batch of chocolate protein with dark chocolate chips. Both are great but I highly reccomend the strawberry! It’s amazing!!!

  17. I *just* watched both Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club with my niece and nephew on Monday night. I was in high school when they came out, which makes me OLD! So old.

    It was really fun to share them with my 14-year-old niece. She loves Jake Ryan, too.

  18. I am definitely going to try this! I do sometimes get tired of scrambled eggs for breakfast almost every morning.

  19. I am so making this!
    I usually end up eating hardboiled eggs for breakfast because I need something that is “grab and run”… And most often I end up eating them on the bus.
    45 minute commute, plus an early start means that you don’t really have much time for a leisurely breakfast.
    This would be ideal for me to eat on my way to work…

  20. Hi! Approximately how many cups is 2 large carrots? Only have baby carrots so am using those and I am horrific at estimating measurements. Thanks! Have a great weekend.

  21. Hey! Where do you find the quest bars I’ve been to three whole foods in Colorado and where do you find strawberry soda water sounds refreshing for a trip. Thanks so much!!

  22. Hi Juli,

    By the grace of God, I stumbled on your site early this morning. This recipe jumped started my day. These are downright delicious!!!! Thank you


  23. This recipe is a definite keeper. I used coconut flour instead of protein powder, as suggested. I was out of almond butter so I used sunbutter.
    I made it last night before bed. Let it cool on the counter, then covered it and stuck it in the fridge overnight. I cut it into 9 squares. I just had one square cold right out of the fridge and it was amazing.

  24. My friend sends me links to your posts pretty regularly because we’re so much alike. I’m taking that as a compliment because you are so funny.

  25. This is fabulous! Just made it – delayed one day because I couldn’t get on the website – but it was worth the wait!!!! I don’t like raisins so I used fresh blueberries in half and added cinnamon. I also am planning to spread some 2% Fage on it when it cools (because it tastes like cream cheese to me) This is definitely going to be made again and again. Thanks for the great recipes!

  26. Are you serious….I was just thinking, “I wish there was some way to make carrot cake semi-paleo…Juli likes to bake, I should post on her website and ask if she could experiment with that!” I typed into my browser and this was the very first thing I saw!

  27. Ok. Made these. 5 stars!! Outstanding. Juli, seriously. You have taught me how to cook! You have the absolute best taste buds and chef mind. So I used some of the other ingredients I had to whip up a PaleOMG inspired “cream cheese” frosting/topping for this cake, and it’s damn near close, but I still have my training wheels on. Ruh roh! I was wondering if you could help me perfect it? Here is what I put in the food processor:
    -2 overflowing spoons of raw cashew butter
    -1/2 a spoon of ghee
    -1/2 a spoon of honey
    -1/2 a spoon of applesauce
    -little cap full of apple cider vinegar (to taste)
    -juice 1/2 of lemon plus a little zest
    -splash vanilla
    -2 shakes of cinnamon
    -dash salt

    sorry I don’t speak in proper measuring 🙂 again this is really close, but needs your love. Or a makeover. I love those. Thank you!

  28. Amazing. There are no words to express my excitement over this post. Any chance you have a paleo “cream cheese frosting” recipe too? I am turning 30 in 2 weeks (eeek! and you think 25 is bad…). I would love to bring these on our Dirty Thirty trip to Jackson Hole. Cheers!

  29. Whoo! You are my favorite Juli! I probably say that every time you post a new recipe but hey, still being genuine.

    This was awesome. You people reading this, stop reading and just go make it.

  30. You got to visit my wonderful state!!! What part of South Dakota did you visit? I live on the eastern side of the state. Hope you had a blast! Also… Super excited to try the carrot cake breakfast!!!! Love, love, love carrot cake.

  31. This smells amazeballs but I think I burnt it – either 35 min was too long for my oven or I didn’t hear it beeping oops!

  32. This is amazing! I used coconut flour so it is moist and fluffy, perfect at 35 min in my oven. Next time I’ll try chocolate protein powder and add some walnuts, but not soon because I just ate half of it by myself.
    Thank you Juli! I have done a lot of your recipes and this is one of the best ones on your site! Or probably I just love carrot cake.

  33. Delicious. We love it. My 2 year old is in Heaven. Carrots, raisins, almond butter, cinnamon- all his favorite things! Love how simple and not overly sweet it is, also that it is not dry like a lot of coconut flour recipes can be.

  34. Ugh..dehydrated cane sugar is in my stupid sunbutter. I’m guessing that’s not Paleo..any thoughts on this paleo people??

  35. GREAT site… i just subscribed and liked you on facebook. ive been a paleo advocate for some time now but have never really dipped into the almond flour/coconut/baking stuff. If I feel like a treat i usually just get the real thing but no more of that lol.

    two questions – would it lend an odd taste to the recipe if i used peanut butter instead of almond butter?
    chocolate /other flavours of protein powder vs. the vanilla?

    if you have no idea i’ll probably just try it anyways and let you know how it comes out!

  36. wowee! These are magically delicious; my youngest will eat it! My oldest has asked for chocolate chips next time..NEXT TIME! hehehe *mommy chuckles maniacally* “I WILL convince you that paleo eating is yummy….muhahahaha!”

    Thank you!

  37. Is there a serving size you would recomend? I’m not a huge baker, but I do love carrot cake, so I’m anxious to try this!

  38. This sounds really good. BUT.. I can’t have the whey since it is a bi product of dairy.{very sensitive} I can use a all Vegan protein?? Unflavored?

  39. I think you’re my new favourite person in the universe. This recipe is absolutely incredible.

    Although I had considered PB, i ended up using almond butter, but only had Rocky Road protein and didn’t want to mess it up so I just used coconut flour. but wow, so good.

    Next time I think I might add some enjoy life chocolate chunks and the topping from your carrot donut recipe.

  40. I’m always looking for new breakfast ideas. I just finished making it and I’m looking forward to devouring it in the days to come. Thanks!

  41. Dood. So good. These lasted a grand total of 24 hours at my house. Whoops. I used coconut flour instead, added a couple tablespoons of flax seed, and added 3/4 cup of chopped walnuts.

  42. question on the protein powder-have you tried this with egg white protein? I have had unsuccessful protein powder substitutions happen in the past. I may try and make this weekend!

  43. I don’t have any almond butter right now…do you think I could use 1/3 cup sunbutter and 1/3 cup coconut oil? or would the oil change the texture of the batter too much? :S

  44. thoughts on substituting peanut butter for the almond butter? want to make these and can’t make another trip to the store for a while.

  45. This came out perfect with coconut flour and I gluten free baking powder. These were hit with my friends and family! Thanks for the idea

  46. I have had these bookmarked to make for weeks and YOWZA so glad I finally did today! Yum yum yum! My mom said they tasted like snack cakes– so sinfully sweet and delicious. I thought they tasted like soft, gooey, spicy, molasses cookies, which was wonderful

    Thanks for yet another scrumptious paleo-licious dish 🙂

  47. Just wanted to say this recipe rocks, my whole family including my incredibly fussy 5 year old son LOVE it. Well done!

  48. Thank you so much for this recipe, my 4 year old daughter has been getting very fed up with eggs for breakfast so we gave these a try last week (she helped to cook them) and they were a big hit with both of us. Will be making them again this week 🙂

  49. You young ones are so funny. When I was in my 20’s, I thought I was all that and turning thirty would be the end of the world. Then I discovered I was only getting better in my 30s, but I was terrified of 40s. Forties I found was when I actually had some answers. Now, it’s all about being 50 (+) and I am indeed all of that and a bag of chips. Trust be, women get better with age.

    I do have a question – also allergic to milk products, is hemp protein an acceptable substitute? Or vegetable protein?

  50. These ended up a little dry for me. I’m not sure if I cooked them too long or not. Is there a way to make them more moist?

  51. Do you know if this recipe would work at all without honey? I’m doing the 21DSD, and I really want to make these!

  52. Hrm… could I use brownie batter Cracked Nut Butter instead of the almond butter? In my head it sounds like it would be awesome.

  53. I just made these! I didn’t have raisins so I made it without…I also added some cinnamon and vanilla extract. Everything else I did to a T. Turned out awesome!!! Thanks 🙂

  54. Made this exactly as written just doubled it for a 9×13 pan….AMAZING! I could not stop eating it! Received rave reviews from my family and neighbors.

  55. My family is new to Paleo, so we’re trying all kinds of food we wouldn’t normally eat and this cake was delicious! Thanks for sharing.

  56. These are pretty darn good! I can’t use a whey based protein powder so I subbed my hemp protein. Tastes yummy, though it makes the bars green with little orange bits. LOL

  57. We use Paleo Protein Powder……I’m assuming it would be ok to use that instead of the protein powder you suggested but you know what happens when you assume 🙂

  58. Would it be ok to sub sunflower seed butter for almond butter? So many things in paleo call for almond flour and almond butter, but little ones in my house are allergic to nuts. Any ideas?

  59. I made this today, and it was FABULOUS! It reminds me of a scone, and I totally enjoyed it with some tea! My mother and daughter enjoyed it, too! It tastes like Christmas and fills the house with fabulous aromas of spice! I’ve been on Paleo for about 8 weeks, and I’m so happy I found your site! Thank you so much for the bounty of recipes, all of which I will try, will rate, and share with my friends and family and on my Pinterest.
    BTW: all the cake is gone. I will double the recipe the next time so I can have some the next morning for breakfast!

  60. I was wondering if this would be something I could make, slice and freeze to eliminate over eating. Plus I love the idea of my kids eating something like this with breakfast in the morning.

  61. Made these again. This time I used grated sweet potatoes. I also added some chia seeds. Pretty yum! Though green again due to the hemp protein powder. LOL

  62. I made this yesterday and used a cheese grater to shred the carrots – I thought they were “finely” shredded but there are like slivers of carrots in the cake .. Is that how it’s supposed to be? Or it’s supposed to be more fine? Thanks!

  63. OMG indeed!! I just recently found your website and this is the first recipe I try…except I used cashew butter and a mix of carrots and beets. Holy crap those are good!! Thanx so much for your recipes! 🙂

  64. This is amazing! I’ve made it twice since reading the recipe! Thanks for sharing.
    I have one question…
    I tried this one other way and need a suggestion. I have a coconut protein powder so I thought I would use unsweetened coconut flakes and dark chocolate chips sweetened with stevia…delish. I found that it was a little too dry. Everything else was exactly the same minus the carrots. Is there anything that I can use to make it more moist? Maybe unsweetened applesauce or something? The way I made them turned out more like a scone..and I will still eat it, but just curious.
    Thanks again!

  65. these areso good i want to make them again….wonder if I could use gelatin instead of protein powder? I’m all out of coconut flour 🙁

  66. Made this today for the first time – omg it’s divine!
    I used coconut flour, and subbed crunchy peanut butter for almond butter (it’s not easy to find locally) – I also couldn’t get hold of any organic raw honey, so I substituted maple syrup. The crunchy peanut butter actually made it even more like regular carrot cake as over here in the UK, it tends to have chopped walnuts in it. Lovely!
    Thanks for yet another great recipe, this has been shared in my cooking group on Facebook, where a few of us are trying out Paleo (and loving it!).
    Gill xx

  67. Hi Juli!

    Just wanted to say I tried this recipe out on the weekend to bring with me for snacks at work and it is delicious! Not too sweet, but filling enough to keep me going between meals.

    Thank you for a great recipe!

  68. Wow–this is so good I want to curse or slap my Mama! I did have to bake it an extra 5 minutes or so–probably my oven. Such a treat and my teenaged sons are gobbling it up too
    . Thanks for the fantastic recipes!

  69. Thanks for the fabulous recipe! We love it, and it is awesome to pack in the lunchbox. Almond butter rocks.
    P.S. How was S.D.? Were you at Sheridan Lake? Or Pactola maybe? Hopefully the Black Hills area, as that’s the prettiest of S.D. We love it here!

  70. Great… Used tahini because I’m too cheap to use a 15 dollar jar of raw almond butter… Delish, added more stevia(3 tsp’s worth) because of reviews. Coconut oil and cocoa would make a great chocolate cake I think. New to paleo. (Also added a 1/2 tsp.of baking soda because I didn’t trust my baking powder.) I’ve been ill for four years from old root canals ruining my health and haven’t been up to cooking/baking.) See the book “Root canal Cover-up” for more info…Oops, I almost forgot the best part…lol. I used frozen carrot shreds(defrosted) from my freezer that I saved from juicing…It hurts to throw it out…So i added 3 tbs. water because the shreds were on the dry side…I pkg in 1 cup measurements…in sandwich bags. 🙂

  71. Hey Juli!

    For your Protein Powder- what is the protein/carb ratio (or grams)? I have a zero sugar grass-fed whey right now, but I’m not sure if a different type would mess up flavor?

  72. This looks just wonderful. I’ve always found coconut flour difficult to bake with but this looks so perfectly textured in the photo, so I’m going to try it! Perhaps the almond butter is giving it an extra boost texture wise.

    Thanks for creating this!

  73. Anytime you use coconut flour double up on the eggs as coconut flour sucks up the moisture because its so dense & has so much fiber.

  74. Just made this with Chocolate protein powder and it’s absolutely delicious! Thank you for another amazing recipe!

  75. Made these yesterday. didn’t have almond butter so used Nikki’s coconut butter, one of the chocolate ones. They are YUMMY!! Thank you!

  76. I made these the other day and used homemade almond butter (so no fillers!), coconut flour as suggested instead of protein powder and I didn’t have any honey so I used Birch sourced Xylitol. They turned out wonderful, moist and delish but I have to say, the cinnamon taste was a bit overwhelming for me – and I love cinnamon! Not sure if it is a type-o at 1 TBSP but I am going to try 1 tsp next go around. Also, I simply shredded 2 full size carrots – more would add moisture to the texture for those wondering. Two was fine for my batch though!

  77. It looked and sounded great but a TABLESPOON of cinnamon is WAY too much. I found it overpowering and gritty. I like the idea, but I’ll have to adjust some things if I ever make it again.

    This was the first recipe of yours that I tried. There are a lot of others that I look forward to testing.

    Thanks for sharing!!

  78. About to make these! I want to use my Cellucor cinnamon swirl protein powder as well as coconut flour, so do you think it would work to use 1/2 scoop protein powder and 1 tablespoon coconut flour?

  79. I love this recipe! I make it once a week for a quick snack or dessert. I’m not a whey fan, so I always go the coconut flour route. I also add chopped pecans and top the bars with a raw vegan coconut butter frosting. Amazingly delicious!

  80. This is kind of a silly question but what do you use to mix your recipes? By hand? Hand mixer? Stand alone mixer?

  81. Can I get a hell yes for this recipe? I’m going to Coachella this weekend and wanted a good way to start my mornings before destroying my body. This is delicious!!! Thanks Juli! Also making your jambalaya tonight. Cute puppy btw!!

  82. I went to double this recipe and totally accidentally tripled the eggs. They still turned out FANTASTIC 🙂

  83. OMG is right! This recipe rocks! I made it with sunflower seed butter instead of almond butter and it’s absolutely delish! Thanks for putting it together!

  84. Try Trader Joe’s orange flavored dried cranberries instead of the raisins in this, they give this cake more of a pep, plus I love the orange and cinnamon combination. This is my go-to travel/hotel stay recipe for breakfasts/snacks. Do NOT use egg protein powder in this though, I experimented with that one time and the result was a shriveled up, chewy-sponge like “thing” that tried to resemble a cake, but miserably failed.

  85. Real good! I made it with parsnip (’cause I had some in my freezer from my farm share) and it was yummy! It almost seemed dry (coulda been from the parsnip) but then I’d hit and raisin and BOOM! I call it recovery cake and it’s my treat after orienteering!

  86. I know there’s already a zillion comments on here telling you how good these are – but yeess oh man these are so good. Thank you, my man loved them too (although I sort of wish he didn’t because now I have to share them). I made them as muffins and they are awesome. Super duper delicious thank you so much!!

  87. .Here come the subs lol…..first, thank you again for such a delightful, upbeat and informative site! Ive been on my eating journey for over 4 months and have settled into a life style of healthy eating that I know I can do for the rest of my life. Minus 20lbs I know its working. Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes and sense of humor.
    And now for the subs, making this for my slowly but surely converting adult son, who had a hankering for his favorite carrot cake. Had no raisins, short on carrots but long on sweet potatoes. Doubled the recipe with 1/2 carrots 1/2 sweet potatoes, used maple syrup to sweeten (short on honey) which according to the batter taste, helped give it a raisin base taste. Cooking now. Cross your fingers….woop! tastes great!!! It didnt rise as high but tastes great!

  88. Made this cake this morning just cause. Well it saved our butts. The husband and I took shifts sitting with his mom in the hospital and there was no time to eat. So we would just cut a slice chug back some water and head off. Everyone home now and finally fed a decent meal. Thanks.

  89. I came across this recipe as I was searching for breakfast ideas to use up a host of carrots. I had all of the ingredients and made it this morning. All I can say is thank you – this was awesome!

  90. I don’t even know why I bother doing an Internet search for a breakfast muffin or whatever it is I’m looking for. I should just come to your website first! I know you would have exactly what I want!! Thank you for all the goodness you always give us!!

  91. Have you had any luck subbing the nut butter for anything? Trying to lower the fat some in these. Thanks!!

  92. Just wanted to say thank you Juli, these taste amazing and are so easy to do. Whenever I need a recipe that I know will taste great I log onto your website! Even my husband, who can be a little fussy, is asking for more!

  93. I scrolled through a lot of the comments but I didn’t see anyone asking what you think about using casein protein powder instead of whey protein powder, have you tried this or do you have any thoughts about it? I know casein has a very different texture so I’m curious if you think it would work. I’d love to make this my before-bed snack! Thank you, I love all your recipes so much, and I can’t wait to try this one!

  94. Would Vital Proteins Collagen work for the protein powder? Not too familiar with protein powders. Thank you, these look so yummy!


    FYI, using the Collagen powder in place of the protein or coconut flour turned out great! I thought you might like to know since you use Collagen too.

  96. This is delicious! For some reason mine cooked through in about 15-20 min and I didn’t take it out until 25min so it was a little dry but still delicious. I’ll definitely be making it again. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    1. The main difference between regular and raw honey is that regular honey is pasteurized and filtered. i just use raw honey in recipes because i prefer the taste, but you can use any honey you’d like!

  97. Angela Darnell

    absolutely love this recipe, make it loads with little variations – like adding cherries. Only problem is I can eat the whole cake in 2 days!!! thank you for the recipe though x

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