• María Fernanda López

Carrot Cake Bread Pudding Skillet (Vegan & Low Carb)

Spring is almost here and I couldn't be more excited about it! It's always so nice to see more bright colors and it might be my craziness but something feels different; a feeling that takes me back to my childhood.


This post is kindly sponsored by Carbonaut! keto certified, non-GMO and 100% plant-based bread!



Anyways, another thing that makes me feel so pumped about spring is the recipes! Carrot cake might be an all year long thing but I think that it's just the perfect recipe that sets the mood for the season especially with those tropical and fresh flavors that the pineapple adds to the recipe.


This is a twist of a bread pudding casserole, we are stepping up the game and creating a fusion inspired by these amazing and classic recipes; bread pudding and carrot cake. In a delicious skillet, that it is also gluten free, vegan and low carb!



You can see how incredible the textures in this carrot cake bread pudding is! The coconut, pecans, and chunks of pineapple on top are just AMAZING!


For this recipe I simply used Carbonaut, white bread; but wait! This bread is low carb and 100% plant-based... how cool is that? Each slice has only 9 grams of total carbs and 7 grams of fiber. I'm obsessed. Their bread is also available on selected Sprouts and Target!


Keto certified too! That means a lot to me and this is why. For a product be keto certified needs to have specific standards. It's can't have more than 10g net carbs, it can't contain hydrogenated oils, artificial ingredients, no maltitol or other artificial sweeteners. They actually have a full page on the ingredients allowed and not allowed. Check them here!


You can recreate your personal comfort foods while still keeping them low carb and plant diet. Just like this carrot cake bread pudding recipe! Easy to make, comforting, moist, flavor and with all the amazing textures.


As a nutritionist I admire the impact of low carb diets on our bodies! From reducing inflammation to the control of hormones.

From reducing inflammation to controlling insulin levels, ghrelin (hunger hormone) to better and staple energy labels, no crash or hangry feelings. And having these alternatives in the market just makes everything easier and delicious!


This recipe is all about that! And nutrient dense foods. A comforting vegan and keto recipe that will keep insulin levels at bay and nourish your body! All the vitamins from the ingredients here; carrots, coconut, pecans, flaxseed, ginger, cinnamon... healthy and indulgent!




For this recipe I used all plant-based and low carb ingredients:

Guys, kudos for Carbonaut on making such a great 100% plant-based bread! Because creating a low carb version and a vegan recipe requires science! I am grateful for my food chem classes because they have been helpful on my food blogger journey.



Just like this recipe; some hacks when you are creating a low carb and vegan recipe!

  • Flaxseeds are great egg replacements, both work like a sort of glue.

  • Baking soda and apple cider vinegar helps with the leavening.

For this recipe I wanted to use cacao butter to add that chocolate-ish taste to the recipe and it was a game changer! plus it helps on the consistency of the liquid mix. If you don't have cacao butter, coconut oil also works since both also get solid and cooler temperatures.


The full instructions will be below along with the nutritional content per serving!


Now you know the basics about this simple recipe, and how easy it is to make! Also great to share with your loved ones since this recipe is:

  • Gluten Free

  • Low Carb

  • Keto Friendly

They are great to enjoy along with a cup of coffee or your favorite latte, while watching a movie or just sharing with a friend. Who can say no to a good cookie?



So for all the pecan and cookie fans, are you ready to get started? Don't forget to share, pin, save or bookmark this recipe! Remember to spread the joy and this recipe, anyways, have a great day everyone!





With love,

María



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Carrot Cake Bread Pudding Skillet

By María Fernanda López

Serves 8


Ingredients

Toppings

  • 2 tbsp of shredded unsweetened coconut

  • 1/4 cup of raw pecans

  • 1 cup of chopped pineapple


Method

  1. Preheat the your oven at 350.

  2. Mix let soak the flaxseed soaking with almond milk, about 10 minutes.

  3. Cut into half inch squares the bread and bake for 12 minutes.

  4. Start melting the cacao butter in a water bath.

  5. Incorporate the dairy free yogurt and granulated monk fruit, cinnamon, ginger, apple cider vinegar, baking powder and melted cacao butter. to the flaxseed mix well.

  6. Add the shredded carrots and mix again until everything is well incorporated.

  7. Place the baked and toasted bread into an iron skillet with a fitted piece of waxed paper or well greased skillet to prevent it from sticking.

  8. Add the liquid over the bread and spread evenly with a spoon.

  9. Top with pineapple, pecans and shredded coconut.

  10. Bake for 30 minutes.

  11. Once the bites are baked and cooled (you can leave it on the refrigerator after it fully cools down before slicing it, it's easier.), Cut into 8 slices.

  12. ENJOY!


Nutritional Information per serving (214 kcal)

Fat: 15.1g

Carbs: 12.7g

Fiber: 7.2g

Net Carbs: 5.5g

Protein: 7.4g




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