Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Carrot and Apple Cake


In addition to gluten-free, I've been baking egg-free and dairy-free of late as well. This recipe is a great place to start if you're baking for someone who has multiple allergies or problems with cholesterol.

I concocted the recipe using my Mom's gluten-free, egg-free banana bread recipe as a starting point, and playing around with egg and butter substitution.

My Mom generally substitutes half a large mashed banana per large egg in a recipe for sweet baking.

For sweet or savoury baking, I've begun substituting 1 tablespoon of whole flax seeds and 4 tablespoons of water per large egg in recipes.

You can also use chia seeds in the same proportions without needing to grind them first. They have the benefit of being milder tasting than flax seeds as well.

Egg-free doesn't have to be scary. Have fun with it.


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15 comments:

Curry and Comfort said...

Wow.. you did a great job making this cake egg-free, dairy free and gluten free!! It looks moist and delicious and you would never be able to tell that usual cake ingredients are not included. Take a bow.. well done! :)

B.Wak said...

That's certainly original;I've never tried banana bread before. I have to do something about it asap

Parsley Sage said...

Oooh! Not so scary at all :) Love me some carrot cake

Chocolate Shavings said...

I love those little recipe cards and the cake sounds delicious !

Lizzy said...

I'd pick this over banana bread every time...it looks marvelous, Juanita!

Stacey said...

This looks amazing, you're so versatile! I'd love to try this out - does the banana bind the ingredients like an egg would? Clever. I LOVE your recipe cards, they look exactly like the old library cards my school had when I was little. xx

sophiesfoodiefiles said...

MMMMMM,...what cute recipe cards & how useful too! A grand & tasty recipe! The endresult says it all! Delightful :)

Juanita said...

Thank you kindly, Ramona :)

Juanita said...

It's a great treat UNLESS you don't like the taste of cooked bananas.

Juanita said...

Especially with lots of cinnamon...yum.

Juanita said...

:-)

Juanita said...

:-)

Juanita said...

The bananas do bind it like egg, as do the linseeds (you can also use chia seeds).

And those recipe cards ARE the library cards of our childhoods! :-) You can buy them at stationers here, and then I stamped them.

Juanita said...

:-)

Stacey said...

That's fantastic! I can't wait to try out the banana substitution (and how yummy, too).

I am SO excited to hear that I had the reference spot on, what a brilliant idea! Visiting your blog is always a little bit of home and so very welcome :)