For those of you who are on a diet, or simply if you want a healthy food, here it is a delicious carrot ‘cake’, or better a carrot snack. It keeps well in the fridge many days.This recipe admits many variations, for example you can substitute water for apple juice, you can ommit ginger if you´re not a big fan of it, you can add some currants, cut the amount of almonts to 1/3 cup instead of ½ cup etc. It´s a good choice to take away to the job if you eat outside, and it combines very well in a meal with wholemeal rice for example, very healthy!!!
Ingredients for the carrot snack: 1 cup and ½ water, ½ cup almonds, ½ cup oats, ½ cup couscous, 2 tbsp. corn oil or some light oil, a pinch of salt, some cinnamon and some ginger.
Grate the carrots very thin manually, add the oats + couscous. Mix well. Add the water+ 2 tbsp. oil. Finally add the chopped almonds ( not too thin ), ginger+cinnamon+salt and mix again. Transfer the dough to a greased pan and bake in the oven at 200ºC for about 1 hour. ( My oven is very slow, so keep an eye maybe you have enough with a bit lower temperature ). And that´s it!!! Let it cool and enjoy!
It wasn´t easy to make the heart shaped carrots, as the dough doesn´t wear any flour and it seemed hard to cut. Finally I managed to do it and I turned them so I had the bottom part above and the result was a better presentation. I added a base of white chocolate as some lucky ones don´t have to look after their weight.