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Carrot Nuts Coffee Cake Recipe

by Sonia on January 29, 2010

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Dear Readers,

This time I will share you something healthy and nutritious cake/bar. I have been fan of Vcuisine blog of Viji Di. Since it’s private blog and only invited readers can access her blog. Let me tell you…her blog is full of healthy recipes with inspirational articles and quotes. I am a regular reader of her blog and always enjoy her writing and recipes. I have had tried many recipes from Vcuisine and some of them became frequent in my home. This time, I thought I should share this recipe. I have closely followed the original version.

For nuts,  I used raisins, almonds, hazelnuts, cranberries, maraschino cherry, pepita and sunflower seeds.  And it came out so good and worth to try again. A very good snack as it contains healthy products and can go with cuppa of tea or coffee. We enjoy as it is. The ingredients list is long but recipe is very simple to follow. Here you go.

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Carrot Nuts Coffee Cake Recipe:

Source: Vcuisine


  • 1.5 C Pancakes flour (I used AP flour + 1/2 tsp Baking pwd)
  • 1/4 C fine Cornmeal
  • 1/4 C Wheat Germ
  • 1/4 C Golden Flax seeds – grind coarsely
  • 1/4 C Sunflower seeds – grind coarsely
  • 1 C light Brown Sugar (I used dark one)
  • 1/2 tsp Baking pwd
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla sugar (I didn’t have so skipped)
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon pwd
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 big Carrot – chopped into fine particles
  • 1 C of Nuts – coarsely crushed in food processor (I used raisins, almonds, hazelnuts, cranberries, maraschino cherry, Pepita and Sunflower seeds)
  • 1 Banana – mashed
  • 1 C Milk
  • 3 tbsp melted Butter

For Topping:

  • 1/2 C of Nuts – coarsely crushed (as above)
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp Brown sugar
  • A pinch of Cinnamon pwd

How to:

1) Keep all the ingredients ready and preheat the oven at 175° C. Spray or grease a 8″x8″ square dish and keep it aside.

2) Mix the topping ingredients and keep it aside.

3) Beat the mashed banana, milk and melted butter well. If you prefer add 1 egg to this. I didn’t.

4) In a large deep bowl, place all the dry ingredients including the carrot and mix well. To this, add the banana mixture and gently fold. If it is too stiff add some more milk. For me, this measurement was perfect so I didn’t add any more milk.

5) Pour this mixture into the greased pan and sprinkle the topping mixture over it. Bake it for 20 mins on 175°C. Reduce the temperature to 150°C and bake for another 20-25 mins. Let it cool completely before you slice.

Wasn’t it simple? I am munching a cake slice while writing this post. :) Truly delicious! It’s tastes better the next day. We really loved this crunchy cake.

Thank you very much Viji Di! :)

  • Viji

    You are really tempting me Sonia to bake this again :). Thank you for all your feedbacks and sweet words. I appreciate it. Though the recipe is simple, the presentation made is something special. Nice clicks. Good day. Viji

    • Sonia

      Thank you Viji Di. Actually you deserved it. Thanks for your feedback too. it means lot to me. :)

  • PJ

    oh my, thats so mouth-wateringly delicious! Love those clicks, Sonia, you really do magic with your lens! You know, you can be my neighbor; I’ll always welcome you when you bring such delicious carrot cakes to my home :D
    .-= PJ´s last blog ..Exploring Ethiopia — cuisine and food traditions of a country.. =-.

    • Sonia

      hehe…Yes, I would like to be your neighbor too. :D and we’ll have fun and food together. I wish!
      Thanks for your lovely words dear! :)

  • Carrot and nuts combo what a lovely idea to bake!
    .-= Sharmilee´s last blog ..Sesame Sweet Roti =-.

    • Sonia

      Yes…it’s really nice combo. :)

  • wow, perfectly made cake Sonia :).. nice clicks!!
    .-= Devi Meyyappan´s last blog ..Cocoa Burfi – for the repost event :) =-.

    • Sonia

      Thanks Devi! :)

  • Cake looks moist and yumm!
    .-= Parita´s last blog ..Nanaimo Bars – Daring Bakers Challenge for January 2010 =-.

    • Sonia

      Thanks Parita.

  • Hi. The cake looks so good and so well presented.
    .-= Pari´s last blog ..Mughlai Dum Aloo…… on a foggy day =-.

    • Sonia

      Thanks Pari.

  • Chaitali

    Hi Sonia…

    Wow the cake looks so yummy!! and as always…the snap is eye catching…!!
    The mothod also looks simple…but have one question..what is Wheat Germ? haven’t heared that in backing recipes…can you please give more information about it?…Thank you!

    • Sonia

      Hi Chaitali, thanks for your feedback. Wheat germ is nothing but the embryo of the wheat kernel, discarded when wheat is milled into white flour. It can be used in breads and cereals food group. Its high vitamin and mineral content make it an extremely nutritious food. You can find it any super market or health food stores. Hope it helps. :)

      • Chaitali

        Oh..got it!…Thank you so much for your quick reply :)

        • Sonia

          Sure thing!

  • wow, wonderful clicks.. too good.love the recipe. should try once.
    .-= Deepa G Joshi´s last blog ..Strawberry Cookies =-.

    • Sonia

      Thanks Deepa. Yes, you should try it sometime. :)

  • Cham

    Looks delicious with carrots and nuts! Beautiful click!

    • Sonia

      Thanks a lot Cham. :)

  • Hi Sonia…….

    Such a lovely Carrot Nuts Coffee Cake..

    Thanks for sharing great recipe

    And the clicks are so mouth watering and delicious that i feel like eating it rt now :)))
    .-= Rujuta´s last blog ..Something Special……..29th January… =-.

    • Sonia

      Welcome Rujuta! Thanks for visiting my blog. Hope you had enjoyed ur stay here. Thanks so much for your feedback too. :)

  • I agree, Viji’s blog was a huge inspiration of ideas. Glad I found this cool eggless recipe.Looks pretty good, I will try it sometime.
    .-= Redchillies´s last blog ..Bitter Gourd Crisps (Microwave) =-.

    • Sonia

      Yes, you’re right about Viji’s blog. Try this cake sometime…you’ll like it. :)

  • Hello Sonia, this is my first visit here, you have great blog with interesting recipes. This healthy cake looks so delicious and nice presentation too.


    • Sonia

      Welcome! Thank you very much for your kind words. Hope you had enjoyed your visit. :)

  • I love your header and the template..Very elegant!The cake looks luscious!

    • Sonia

      Thank you Shri! :)

  • The cake looks nice and moist…and even better is the visual treat, I got from the pictures that you have clicked…so beautifulllll..very warm & welcoming..
    .-= Muskaan Shah´s last blog .."Methi Paak" Fenugreek Barfi A Sweet Winter Delicacy =-.

    • Sonia

      Muskaan, thanks for dropping by and welcome! Thanks so much for your cute cute words. :)

  • can healthy look this good!!!
    .-= sheba´s last blog ..Spicy Dry Prawn Masala =-.

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  • Cynthia

    This looks so delicious and the instructions are straightforward. I will get some carrot from the farmer’s market this weekend and give it a try – thank you for the recipe.

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