Vegan Carrot Cake

I made you a Vegan Carrot Cake!  I am going to let you in on a secret.  I am probably the only person in the world who doesn’t like carrot cake.   My husband on the other hand, LOVES it.  In fact, he cannot go to Whole Foods without getting their carrot cake slice from the bakery.  He loves the whole foods cake, but the icing is too sugary for him.  So I tried to make a healthier version for him.  That is how this vegan carrot cake was born.  I used no oil at all in this vegan carrot cake recipe.   You don’t have to be vegan or gluten free to enjoy this healthier carrot cake recipe.  If you like this then you may also like my carrot cake baked oatmeal or my carrot cake homemade larabars.

Vegan Carrot Cake

You are probably wondering why there are no raisins in my carrot cake.  Well I gotta be honest.  Sometimes I make mistakes.  I actually wrote the recipe to include raisins.  I just forgot to fold them in the batter before I moved it to the pan.  I also only made 1 pan instead of doing a layered cake because I wasn’t sure how the recipe would turn out.  If you want to make a bigger cake with layers, feel free to make 2 batches of this recipe and put them together.   I used my 5 minute frosting recipe to frost this, but you can use a cream cheese frosting if you like too.

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Apple Spice Coffee Cake Muffins

The other day I had a reader ask if I had a gluten free apple muffin.  I did not at the time, so that is why I created these Apple Spice Coffee Cake Muffins.  These apple spice  coffee cake muffins are good with or without the crumb topping.  In fact, they are completely oil free if you skip the crumb topping.   I did half with and half without and both ways are delicious.  The applesauce in this recipe keeps these super moist.  My daughter kept trying to sneak some when they were cooling!  If you like apple treats you may also enjoy my healthy apple cobbler and my healthy apple pie.

Apple Spice Coffee Cake Muffins

I made mine into jumbo muffins, but you can also do standard sized.  You may need to adjust the cooking time though.  These muffins freeze great so you can make a big batch and freeze for those busy mornings.

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Chickpea Vegetable Soup

It has been seriously cold here this week in Dallas.  So this Chickpea Vegetable Soup was in order.  This Chickpea Vegetable Soup is super easy to make.   You can make this healthy soup in your crock pot, or on the stove.  Either way works great.  This healthy vegetable soup came about when I discovered my peppers and tomatoes were starting to look a little wrinkled and soft.  I wanted to use them up so I made this soup.  I hope you enjoy it.  If you like soups as well you may enjoy this post.

Vegetable Soup - My Whole Food Life

I added the chickpeas to make this vegetable soup a complete meal.  I also had tons of chickpeas to use up so they were perfect.  This soup makes a large amount and freezes well.  You can freeze in serving sized containers for easy grab and go meals.  I topped mine with avocado because avocado makes everything better. :)

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