Friday, January 24, 2014

Carrot cake fudge

Crunchy (left) and creamy (right) carrot-cake fudge
Let's hear it for two kinds of carrot-cake fudge!

Vote for your favorite. I vote for both!

Yummy, yummy!
Here's what you need for the creamy version:

3 carrots, peeled, diced, steamed and pureed
sweetener of choice, to taste
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tsp. cinnamon
pinch of sea salt
1/2 cup coconut butter
2 T. coconut oil

Here's what you do for the creamy version:

Put all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Line a mini-loaf pan with parchment paper and spoon in fudge. Place in fridge for several hours to firm. Cut into pieces of desired size. Make your eyes and tummy happy by eating a piece.

Here's what you need for the crunchy version:

1 carrot, grated and steamed until tender
2 T. coconut flakes
1/4 cup coconut butter
1 T. coconut oil
1 tsp. cinnamon
Sweetener of choice, to taste

"We vote for both kinds too. We love carrots!"
Here's what you do:

Line a mini-loaf pan with parchment paper. Soften the coconut butter and oil. Mix with carrots, sweetener, cinnamon and coconut flakes. Spoon mixture into mini-loaf pan. Firm up for 30 minutes in fridge. Cut into pieces.

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Heather @Gluten-Free Cat said...

I'm wondering how it would work using raw carrots or carrot pulp from juicing. They sound wonderful!

Sheree Welshimer said...

I think it would work perfectly. I was thinking of using grated raw carrots in the crunchy version to begin with. The carrot pulp should work well too since I'm guessing you have a Vitamix. Let me know how it comes out.

Phoenix Helix said...

Congratulations on being the reader favorite in the last AIP Recipe Roundtable. This recipe looks delicious!

Anonymous said...

I just made the creamy version of this for the first time last night & had a piece (or 2) with breakfast. It was SO good. I'm just eating lunch at work right now & wishing I'd brought some! Thanks for the great recipe!

Sheree Welshimer said...

Thank you for the wonderful compliment. I love it when people on restricted diets can enjoy something delicious but healthy!

Debbie said...

Would this work with sweet potato?

KAY said...

could you use all coconut oil for either of the recipes?

thanks so much!!

Sheree Welshimer said...

You definitely could use all coconut oil but you also might want to consider subbing some seed or nut butter for some of the coconut butter to get a more creamy texture. Let me know how it comes out.

Sheree Welshimer said...

Oh, what a great idea! Using pureed sweet potato, pumpkin or butternut squash would definitely give some creaminess to the fudge.

Unknown said...

Wow sheree I haven't made this yet...but my mouth is watering!!
Thanks so much for the inspiration. Well when I first looked at Paleo I thought....gosh that looks tough ..then I checked out AutoImmune guess what I'm exploring FODMAPS Autoimmune....double groan...but I'm going to do it!!!

So for me no coconut butter or seed or nut sweet potato...but extra coconut oil - yes! Oh I am allowed courgettes (zuchini in american, I think) apparently I can make a cheese using them ...yey.

Thank you again so much. Got any more???? xxxxxxxxxx

Sheree Welshimer said...

Sounds like you're in my world. I can't use but sparingly seed or nut butter but no, no sweet potatoes at all. I do enjoy my zucchinis which I am growing in my garden. You definitely could make the carrot cake fudge with coconut oil but you might want to add some pumpkin puree if you can have that.

Good luck with your diet. It is definitely worth it although challenging. I would not be feeling as well as I am without out it.

Unknown said...

ok i'll try it!

thanks so much sheree, well i have for me that is manifesting as thyroiditis and LS which is lichen sclerosus...a real bugger.

going to leave this comment and then i will come back in to write the recipe down.

thanks for your kind good wishes...would love to keep in touch ..i only know one other person doing this xxx

Danny & Andrea Avery said...

Could you sub the coconut products for ghee instead? I can't have coconut oil.

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Unknown said...

What does the T. stand for in the measurements? (2 T. Coconut flakes...)

Unknown said...

What does the T. stand for in the measurements? (2 T. Coconut flakes...)