I love carrot cake, but I kinda hate making it.
Why? Because then I know how much oil and calories are in the thing! So I keep trying to reinvent the carrot cake, so I can enjoy it without the guilt…well less anyway.
First, I made carrot cake pancakes (twice!) and uh, super delish. Actually, I want to give those another makeover, now that I think about it – with grated carrots instead of pureed. Or would the kids mutiny? Hmmm…more thought is required on that.
The next (slightly) healthier version of carrot cake is the cookie version. These aren’t greasy (well, any more so than any other cookie), plus there’s oats – those make anything healthy, right? But the real reason these are healthier is portion control.