29 June 2013

so i made carrot bread

this week i wanted to bake something, but since i've been told i need to stay off sugar and carbs, i had to look for diabetic-friendly recipes. i'm NOT diabetic, mind you, but i figure i should eat like one, to give me a little push towards more healthful eating.



thanks to pinterest, i managed to find this recipe, and i tried it out with a few modifications. for example, instead of using almond flour (which i couldn't find), i used wholemeal flour. and instead of pumpkin pie spice, i used grated cinnamon.

carrotcake-ingredients

mixed the dry and wet ingredients separately, and then put them together, and place in a bread pan and put in the oven. 

CarrotCake-1

here's the before and after...

CarrotCake-2

carrotcake

perfect for afternoon tea

merienda time...baked myself a nice loaf of carrot bread and tea on the side

i did make the buttercream frosting that's supposed to be spread on top, but i was just too concerned about the sugar and the calories from the cream cheese, butter and sweetener, that i didn't eat a lot of it with the bread.

the bread tasted good, but it wasn't as moist as i wanted it to be, so i guess i have to try again. since i prefer cooking on the stove as opposed to using the oven, i think i need a bit more practice with baking. who knows, maybe i'll make my own cupcakes one of these days. 

what about you, what have you been whipping up in your kitchen?

5 comments

  1. Very nice! Good job on the substitutions too!

    I haven't been cooking or baking lately.

    Lately = Past 4 years

    Hahaha! You make baking carrot cake seem so easy though.

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  2. Nice! your very exploratory in doing that recipe

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  3. hey Toni! you should try again one of these days. therapeutic, i think. :)

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  4. oh no. this is one of my dreams. to actually bake from scratch. i do bake but mostly instant mixes. haha. i wanna try doing this too :)

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  5. hi camille, i used instant mixes just to get a feel for baking. now i'm progressing to actually making my own batter. hopefully, i'll be able to make more baked goods :)

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