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13 Healthier Recipes to Satisfy Your Carrot Cake Cravings

While carrot cake sounds healthy, the truth is that traditional carrot cakes are often loaded with fat and sugar.  Satisfy your craving for that subtle spiciness with these healthy recipes.


Carrot Cake Granola // The Simple Kitchen

Made with a combination of oats and oat flour, this granola is high in fiber, but has all the carrots, pecans, cinnamon and raisins to satisfy your carrot cake craving.


Carrot Cake Bread // The Fit Housewife

With less than 150 calories per slice, this carrot cake bread is a great option.  Top with the optional cream cheese glaze to get the full carrot cake experience.


No-Bake Carrot Cake Energy Balls // Running with Spoons

These no-bake bites are ready in only 10 minutes and are full of nutritious ingredients like oats, coconut flour, shredded carrots and dried fruit, plus all the carrot cake spices you love!


Baked Carrot Cake Donuts with Orange Cream Cheese Glaze // Cooking with Ruthie

Unlike traditional donuts, these carrot cake donuts are baked, making them lower in fat.  Top them with the orange cream cheese glaze for a tasty but healthier treat!


High Protein Carrot Cake Waffles with Maple Cream Cheese Glaze // Veggie and the Beast

These waffles are high in fiber and have over 20 grams of protein, making them a great way to start your day!


Paleo Carrot Cake Balls // Culinary Couture

Made with a base of medjool dates, almond flour and pecans, these balls are paleo-friendly and vegan.


Carrot Cake Protein Smoothie // Eating Bird Food

This protein smoothie is made with carrot juice, which boost immunity, supports bone health and helps maintain healthy hair and nails.


Carrot Cake Slow Cooker Oatmeal // Rachel Cooks

Throw your ingredients into your slow cooker the night before, and you’ll wake up to this delicious and nutritious Carrot Cake Steel Cut Oatmeal.


Sugar-Free Spelt Carrot Cake // Supergolden Bakes

Made with whole grain spelt flour and free of processed sugar, this carrot cake is a great healthy alternative to your favorite carrot cake recipe.


Single-Serving Healthy Carrot Cake // Calm Mind Busy Body

This single-serving dessert is vegan, gluten-free and sugar-free, making it the perfectly proportioned healthy treat.


Carrot Cake Overnight Oats // The Organic Dietitian

Prepare this recipe the night before, and you’ll wake up to Carrot Cake flavored overnight oats, topped with nuts, coconut and dried fruit.


Raw Carrot Zucchini Cake // Rawmazing

Packed with carrots, zucchini and pineapple, this raw cake is an excellent alternative to traditional carrot cake!  Top with the delicious, creamy cashew-based icing for a tasty dessert.


Healthy Carrot Cake Muffins with Cream Cheese Glaze // Ambitious Kitchen

These carrot cake muffins are made with whole wheat flour and healthy fats from the coconut almond milk.  They’re also sweetened naturally with maple syrup!

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