Spiced Oatmeal Carrot
OATS: Scientifically proven, there are few foods better at combatting heart disease or diabetes. Oats contain a unique fiber called beta-glucan;, eating just 3 grams a day can decrease your bad LDL cholesterol levels by 8-23%. Highly significant if you take into account that a 1% decrease in LDL cholesterol lowers your risk of heart disease by 2%.
FLAX MEAL: Made from ground flax seed, flax is high in fiber and offers a high concentration of plant-based Omega 3 fatty acids, being good for heart health and brain function. Packed with anti-oxidants, research shows the flax helps prevent cancers like breast, prostate and colon cancer.
CARROTS: High in Vitamin A and Vitamin K. Carrots have a high beta-carotene content, which has important anti-oxidant benefits. Recent studies have concluded carrots can help in reducing risks for cancer and cardiovascular disease.
YEILDS: 1 8in square pan or 1 9in round pan
1 3/4 cup rolled oats
1 1/2 cups gluten free baking blend flour
1/4 cup flax meal
1 tbsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup protein powder (optional)
1 1/4 cup turbinado sugar
2/3 cup coconut oil
1 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cup milk or nut ‘milk’
1 1/2 cups grated carrots
1/2 cup raisins
2 cups walnut pieces
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4 cup turbinado sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon