Mouth-Watering Vegan, Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Recipe with Chia Seeds

Last Updated on by Natural Nate

Who says a vegan carrot cake can’t taste amazing and be good for you? We’ve added some secret ingredients we think you’ll like…
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This vegan carrot cake recipe is different than many carrot cake recipes out there because we’ve swapped out traditional egg mix with a chia seed egg mix!

Plus you’ll notice the list of ingredients includes coconut oil and coconut sugar. You can also use date sugar or Lakanto as a sweetener. All options are better than sugar!

Ready to start? Let’s go!

Ingredients ( Vegan, Gluten-Free )

1 cup all-purpose flour or spelt flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 cup coconut sugar or Lakanto
1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp canola oil or coconut oil
2 Tbsp chia seeds

6 Tbsp water
1 1/2 cups grated peeled carrots
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1/4 cup raisins

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. 
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together sugar and oil. 
  3. Make chia eggs by mixing together chia seeds and water.  Wait five minutes until a thick paste is formed.  Add to the sugar and oil mixture.
  4. Pour wet mixture into dry mixture and stir until incorporated.  Stir in carrots, walnuts, and raisins. 
  5. Pour into a greased 8-inch cake pan and bake at 325 for 40-50 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.