healthy plant-based recipes

Protein Rich Carrot Cake

Keeping desserts healthy, yet tasty, can sometimes be a challenge, but not with this cake. Kids will love it and so will you. Add a cream cheese icing if you want to make it more decadent.


  • 1 1/2 cups melted butter
  • 1/2 cup sucanat
  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups spelt flour
  • 1/2 cup North Coast Naturals 100% Iso-Protein (vanilla) powder 1 tsp salt
  • 3 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 cups packed, finely grated carrots soaked in the juice of one lemon 1/8 to 1/4 cup rice dream, milk or dairy alternative


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly oil an 8-inch square-baking pan.
  2. In a small bowl combine raisins, apple juice and vanilla. Set aside 20 minutes for the raisins to soften.
  3. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter; add flakes and nuts, stirring constantly for 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Stir in cinnamon and sauté for an additional minute. Pour into large bowl.
  5. Stir eggs, honey, and North Coast Naturals Organic Brown Rice or Organic Hemp Protein powder or North Coast Naturals 100% Iso-Protein powder into raisin mixture. Pour the wet ingredients into dry and stir until mixed.
  6. Spend the mixture into pan and bake 30 minutes or until golden brown.
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