Cinnamon Almond Butter Carrot Cake

Cinnamon Almond Butter Carrot Cake

Easter and carrot cake are synonymous at Betsy’s house, and as the founder of Betsy’s Best there is plenty of almond butter in the pantry.  This week Betsy put carrot cake and cinnamon almond butter together in this delicious Easter recipe. Trust Betsy! The addition of an amazing gourmet nut butter into just about any cake recipe makes it a super moist treat the whole family will love. #LoveAtFirstTaste!

Carrot Cake Ingredients:

1/2 Cup Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Almond Butter

1/4 cup coconut oil

1/2 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar

1/4 cup agave nectar or honey

2 tsp vanilla extract

1 egg + 1 egg yolk

1 cup almond flour

1/2 tsp ground ginger

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp sea salt

1 tsp baking powder

1 1/2 cup carrots, shredded

1 cup pecans, chopped

Vanilla Creamcheese Icing:

1/2 cup salted butter, room temperature

8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 tbsp agave nectar

Carrot Cake Topping:

1/2 c shredded unsweetened coconut

4 drops liquid chlorella or green food coloring

Mini candy eggs for decorating

Step By Step Almond Butter Carrot Cake Recipe Directions:

Step 1Preheat oven to 350F.

Step 2: Using an electric mixer, cream together the Betsy’s Best Gourmet Almond Butter with Cinnamon, oil, coconut sugar, agave or honey, vanilla, and eggs.

Step 3: Add the flour, ginger, cinnamon, salt, and baking powder.

Step 4: Mix until everything is combined.

Step 5: Fold in the carrots and pecans.

Step 6: Line a 9×9 baking pan with parchment paper and spread the batter evenly across the bottom.

Step 7: Bake for 30 minutes, until the top is browned.

Step 8: Remove from oven and allow the cake to cool in the pan.

Step 9: When the cake is room temperature, pull the parchment paper to transfer it to a cutting board.

Step 10: In a medium bowl, use an electric mixer to cream together the icing ingredients.

Step 11: Whip it on high until fluffy, about 1 minute.

Step 12: Spread the icing on top of the cake.  In a plastic bag add the shredded coconut and green coloring.  Close bag and mesh with your hands to distribute the color and sprinkle on top and add candy eggs to garnish.

Step 13: Chill in the fridge for an hour for the icing to set before slicing them.

Step 14: Enjoy your cinnamon almond butter carrot cake and Happy Easter!

Recipe inspiration from: The Toasted Pine Nut

After hunting for Easter eggs and enjoying your favorite Easter dinner recipes top it all off with a healthy and delicious cinnamon almond butter carrot cake.  It’s a great way to sneak in a few extra veggies adter a morning of enjoying candy from the Eater Bunny.

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Homemade Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

Homemade Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

Peanut butter and chocolate eggs are a special Easter treat, but those calories definitely don’t make our bunny hop. This 4-ingredient Betsy’s Best Peanut Butter Easter Egg recipe is the perfect way keep kids happy and watch your waistline at the same time.

  • ½ C Betsy’s Best Gourmet Peanut Butter (or substitute with Betsy’s Best Almond or Seed Butter)
  • ¼ C powdered sugar
  • ¼ C dark chocolate chips
  • ½ tsp coconut oil

In a bowl, combine Betsy’s Best with powdered sugar. Stir until combined. Form mixture into six egg-shaped balls. Place in the freezer for 10 minutes.

Combine chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl. Melt in the microwave at 50% power for 1 minute. Stir. If still not melted, microwave for another 30 seconds.

Remove eggs from freezer. Coat each egg with the chocolate mixture. Let cool on parchment paper.

These homemade Peanut Butter Easter Eggs are sure to be a delight this holiday!

You’ve found our Kick’in Cauliflower Roast Recipe, so now it is time to make this amazing side dish! It’s a perfect pairing next to any grilled food. Cauliflower is making a comeback and while this cruciferous vegetable usually consumed raw or steamed, roasting makes for a unique dish. Consume as a side or turn into a snack, you will find this recipe keeps you coming back. it!

Recipe Ingredients:

1/4 Cup Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter

1 head cauliflower

2 Tbsp nutritional yeas

1 Tbsp hot water to thin (if needed)

½ tsp sea salt

Step By Step Recipe Directions:

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350°F.

Step 2: Cut cauliflower into bite-sized pieces

Step 3:Whisk together Betsy’s Best, nutritional yeast, water and salt.

Step 4: Toss with chopped cauliflower.

Step 5: Spread cauliflower on baking sheet.

Step 6: Roast 35-45 minutes.

Step 7: Enjoy!

At Betsy’s we eat the bite size florets like popcorn but without the guilt. Please let us know what you think of our Kick’in Cauliflower Roast Recipe in the comments below!

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