Carrot Cake , Healthy Snack for Kids

Carrot Cake , Healthy Snack for Kids

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Healthy carrot cake recipe for toddlers is really a great "tiffin box" item that your baby will enjoy during play time.

This healthy carrot cake for kids is a nourishing substitute than the readymade store bought refined cake. Learn how to make whole wheat carrot cake recipe for toddlers.

To make healthy carrot cake recipe for toddlers first sieve wheat flour, cinnamon powder, nutmeg powder and baking powder. Follow it by cooking butter, jaggery and milk to a smooth mixture. Add this butter mixture along with grated carrots to the flour mixture and mix it well. Pour this mixture into a greased and dusted round tin and bake it for about 30 minutes. Cool the cake completely upon baking and then its ready for serving to your little ones.

Kids are very easily attracted to the colourful cakes at the cake and bakery shops. But as a parent you know that they are full of refined maida and sugar. These kind of foods if consumed liberally can lead to weight gain in kids at a very early age. This healthy carrot cake for kids can be enjoyed by kids above 1 year as an occasional treat.

This carrot cake for babies has wheat flour as a substitute to maida and jaggery instead of sugar. Wheat flour has some fiber intact in it which maida lacks, while jaggery is rich in iron which will help to make up for baby’s haemoglobin count.

Carrots have been added in healthy carrot cake for kids as they add variety and also provide substantial amounts of vitamin A and fibre. Cinnamon, nutmeg, milk and jaggery impart delicious flavours to this cake.

The best part about this healthy carrot cake recipe for toddlers is that adults too can relish a piece along with the kids. So each one in the family can go healthy.

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Carrot Cake , Healthy Snack for Kids recipe - How to make Carrot Cake , Healthy Snack for Kids

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Baking Time:  30 minutes   Baking Temperature:  180°C (360°F)   Total Time:     Makes 30 pieces
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Ingredients


For Carrot Cake
2 cups thickly grated carrot
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
1 tsp cinnamon (dalchini) powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup grated jaggery (gur)
1/2 cup of milk

Method
For carrot cake

    For carrot cake
  1. To make healthy carrot cake for kids, sieve the whole wheat flour, cinnamon powder and baking powder together and keep aside.
  2. Combine the butter, jaggery and milk in a broad non-stick pan, mix well and cook on a slow flame for 2 minutes, while stirring continuously. Cool it slightly.
  3. Combine the butter mixture, flour mixture and grated carrots in a deep bowl and mix well with the help of a spatula.
  4. Grease a 175 mm. (7”) diameter cake tin with melted butter and dust it with whole wheat flour and pour the prepared mixture into it and spread it evenly using a spatula.
  5. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°c (360°f) for ½ hour. Cool the carrot cake completely on a wire rack.
  6. Demould the carrot cake and cut into pieces and serve or store in an air-tight container.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per piece
Energy64 cal
Protein1 g
Carbohydrates9.1 g
Fiber1.1 g
Fat2.7 g
Cholesterol7.6 mg
Sodium34.5 mg
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For Healthy Carrot Cake for Toddlers

  1. To make healthy carrot cake recipe for toddlers | healthy carrot cake for kids | carrot cake for babies | how to make whole wheat carrot cake recipe for toddlers, first place the wheat flour on a sieve. 
  2. Add cinnamon powder to it.
  3. Add nutmeg powder to it. This is optional. If your kid doesn’t like the strong smell and flavour of nutmeg, avoid it.
  4. Add baking powder to it. This is necessary for rising of healthy carrot cake for kids.
  5. Sieve all these 4 ingredients together and keep aside. Sieving is necessary to make the cake lighter and soft.
  6. Next to make carrot cake for babies, add butter in a broad non-stick pan. 
  7. To this add grated jaggery. Grating is necessary so the jaggery melts faster and uniformly.
  8. Add milk also to it .
  9. Cook on a slow flame for 2 minutes till the butter and jaggery melts completely. Remember to keep stirring it continuously. Keep aside to cool slightly. 
  10. Add this butter mixture to the sieved flour mixture.
  11. Finally add grated carrots also. Use the regular orange carrots, and not the red carrots. Grate it thickly. 
  12. Mix well with the help of spatula. The mixture of healthy carrot cake recipe for toddlers should look thick and not too watery. 
  13. Grease a 175mm. (7”) diameter cake tin with little melted butter.
  14. Dust it with whole wheat flour.
  15. Pour the prepared mixture into it. 
  16. Spread the mixture of whole wheat carrot cake recipe for toddlers it evenly using a spatula.
  17. Bake the carrot cake for babies in a pre-heated oven at 180°C (360°F) for ½ hour. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  18. Demould healthy carrot cake recipe for toddlers and cut into pieces.
  19. Serve healthy carrot cake recipe for toddlers or store in an air-tight container.

Benefits of Healthy Carrot Cake for Toddlers

  1. Carrot Cake for Toddlers and Kids is a protein rich sweet treat for growing tots. Each pieces provides 1 g of protein to support their cell and brone growth.
  2. Carrots are a good source of vitamin A, which helps in skin growth and healthy vision in kids.
  3. Refined flour which usually forms the base of most cakes, here has been replaced with whole wheat flour. This helps to increase their fiber intact. Remember refined flour has very less nutrients as they are lost in the process of refining.
  4. This carrot cake for kids is also devoid of refined sugar. That has been replaced with iron rich jaggery. Good intake of iron ensures a good haemoglobin count.
  5. This carrot cake serves the purpose of snack as well as after-meal sweet treat.

FAQ for carrot cake

  1. Q. Looks delicious. Can I use oil in place of butter, since my grandson is allergic to dairy but adding milk was recommended by the paediatrician to try in baked items but not butter. A.Yes, you can try using oil instead of butter in the same quantity.

Reviews

Carrot Cake , Healthy Snack for Kids
 on 21 Jul 20 02:10 PM
5

my cake didn''t bake didnt raise well. what could be the reason i cant figure out. what should have been the consistency of the batter?
Carrot Cake , Healthy Snack for Kids
 on 29 May 20 06:32 PM
5

Can I use multi grain flour instead of whole wheat?
Tarla Dalal
30 May 20 01:22 PM
   Hi, Yes you multigrain flour.
Carrot Cake , Healthy Snack for Kids
 on 18 Apr 20 08:42 AM
5

I wanted to ask whether cakes can be prepared without using microwave and I did not get a proper answer. I got they can be prepared using microwave.
Tarla Dalal
19 Apr 20 01:57 AM
   Hi, yes cakes can be prepared without microwave. Please visit our website for Pressure cooker cakes.
Carrot Cake , Healthy Snack for Kids
 on 17 Apr 20 09:26 PM
5

Looks delicious. Can I use oil in place of butter, since my grandson is allergic to dairy but adding milk was recommended by the pediatrician to try in baked items but not butter.
Tarla Dalal
22 Apr 20 10:13 PM
   Hi, yes.. you can try using oil.. instead of butter same quantity..
Carrot Cake , Healthy Snack for Kids
 on 17 Apr 20 10:23 AM
5

Can some of the cake recipes be prepared without using microwave?
Tarla Dalal
17 Apr 20 09:08 PM
   Hi Anuradha, yes you can bake cakes in microwave. Please search our website for Microwave cakes to see the recipes.
Carrot Cake , Healthy Snack for Kids
 on 01 Apr 20 12:02 AM
5

Cake was really easy & very tasty. I baked my first ever cake & we took less then an hour to eat it all :)
Tarla Dalal
02 Apr 20 11:42 AM
   Hi, that''s great, do try ore and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them....
Carrot Cake , Healthy Snack for Kids
 on 13 Jan 20 01:15 PM
5

Can I bake in teh pressure cooker
Tarla Dalal
16 Jan 20 05:13 PM
   Hi, yes you can cook it in a pressure cooker.. Put a cup of salt in a pressure cooker, heat it up. Place a stand and place the cake tin with the batter cover it with the lid without the whitle and cook on a medium flame for 25 to 30 minutes..
Carrot Cake , Healthy Snack for Kids
 on 15 Dec 19 05:55 PM
5

For how long you can store it
Tarla Dalal
16 Dec 19 04:51 PM
   Hi, you can store it for 2 days outside in an airtight container, in a cool place.
Carrot Cake , Healthy Snack for Kids
 on 09 Nov 19 04:34 PM
5

Tarla Dalal
11 Nov 19 11:54 AM
   Riza, we are delighted you liked the carrot cake recipe. Your feedback will help lots of cooking enthusiast try the recipe. Thanks.
Carrot Cake , Healthy Snack for Kids
 on 06 Feb 19 10:18 AM
5

Hi,can we use additional jaggery instead of honey since heating honey is not advisable ,if yes what should be the quantity ? Any other option instead of cinnamon since my kid dsnt like the taste of it ..
Tarla Dalal
07 Feb 19 09:27 AM
   Hi Mansi, The recipe does not make use of honey at all. If your kids do not like the flavour of cinnamon, you can skip adding it.
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