Super Simple Healthy Carrot Cake

Healthy Carrot Cake - Gluten Free - Low Syn - Healthy Extra B - Slimming World - Oats - Blender

If you’re a fan of baking but still want to slim down, no matter what lifestyle plan you’re following, it’s important to find recipes which fit within that whilst still giving you the same satisfaction of baking something delicious! This Healthy Carrot Cake is the perfect healthy bake…and it’s gluten free too! 

Healthy Carrot Cake - Gluten Free - Low Syn - Healthy Extra B - Slimming World - Oats - Blender

How Is This Healthy Carrot Cake Gluten Free?

This healthy carrot cake is absolutely gluten free because it’s made with oats! You obviously have to ensure that you’re using oats which are marked as gluten free, some are made in factories so can be cross contaminated, but as long as you do that you’re set! Personally I’m not gluten intolerant but I love to make recipes which can be enjoyed by everyone and this is one of those bakes. You can find more of my gluten free recipes here.

Healthy Carrot Cake - Gluten Free - Low Syn - Healthy Extra B - Slimming World - Oats - Blender

How Many Syns in this Healthy Carrot Cake?

The beautiful thing about this cake is that you can have two slices (the cake is 10 slices in total) as your Healthy Extra B! If you ask me, having two thick slices of cake beats two small slices of wholemeal bread any day. Using two slices as your Healthy Extra B this cake is five servings.

Healthy Carrot Cake - Gluten Free - Low Syn - Healthy Extra B - Slimming World - Oats - Blender

Using your Healthy Extra B, the ENTIRE cake is JUST 9.5 SYNS including the icing! That’s UNDER ONE SYN PER SLICE!

Healthy Carrot Cake - Gluten Free - Low Syn - Healthy Extra B - Slimming World - Oats - Blender

How great is that though, you can have two big slices of this cake for your Healthy Extra B and one syn all in! If you decide not to use your Healthy Extra B you’ll have to count an extra six syns for the oats in the recipe per serving, but 7 syns for two slices of cake is still pretty great!

Healthy Carrot Cake - Gluten Free - Low Syn - Healthy Extra B - Slimming World - Oats - Blender

The icing on this cake is a cream cheese icing, made using a mix of Philadelphia Light and vanilla yogurt which works really well! What’s even better, if you needed another reason to make this cake, is it has carrot in which is speed food! Whilst I don’t think you could exactly say you’re eating this cake as the speed on your plate, it dramatically reduces the calories in the cake and ups the health and nutrient factors too.

Healthy Carrot Cake - Gluten Free - Low Syn - Healthy Extra B - Slimming World - Oats - Blender

Why Is The Sweetener Synned In This Recipe?

Under Slimming World’s recent changes granulated sweetener has to be synned if there is a tablespoon or more per serving in the recipe. It is synned at 0.5 syns per tablespoon, but if it’s in the recipe at less than a tablespoon per portion you aren’t required to syn it. This recipe contains five tablespoons of sweetener and has five servings so the sweetener is synned at half a syn per tablespoon, a total of 2.5 syns in total…still so much better than sugar!

Healthy Carrot Cake - Gluten Free - Low Syn - Healthy Extra B - Slimming World - Oats - Blender

Healthy Carrot Cake - Gluten Free - Low Syn - Healthy Extra B - Slimming World - Oats - Blender

Making this Super Simple Healthy Carrot Cake

Find the recipe video below!

Serves 2

Super Simple Healthy Carrot Cake

A delicious and healthy carrot cake made using oats, low syn on Slimming World.

10 minPrep Time

40 minCook Time

50 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 2x Carrots (peeled and grated)
  • 200g Oats (ensure they are gluten free if needed)
  • 1tsp Baking Soda
  • 2tsp Baking Powder
  • 2tsp Cinnamon
  • 2tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 5tbsp Granulated Sweetener (I use Sukrin:1)
  • 1x Vanilla Muller Light
  • 4x Eggs
  • For The Icing
  • 75g Philadelphia Light
  • 1/2 Pot Vanilla Muller Light
  • You Will Also Need
  • Food Processor
  • Loaf Tin

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Add the oats, sweetener baking soda and baking powder in to your food processor and pulse until the oats turn into a course flour.
  3. Add the cinnamon, vanilla extract and pulse until blended.
  4. Add the eggs and yogurt and blend until smooth.
  5. Add the grated carrot and pulse until the grated carrots are combined.
  6. Line your loaf tin with baking paper or grease it depending on the kind of loaf tin you have.
  7. Tip in the cake mixture and bake for 35-40 minutes or until the cake is cooked through.
  8. Allow to cool for ten minutes and tip onto a cooling rack to cool completely. Use this time to make the icing.
  9. When the cake has cooled tip the icing over the top and allow it to drip down the sides.
  10. To Make The Icing
  11. Mix the cream cheese and yogurt together until smooth.
  12. Taste it to make sure it's sweet enough for your tastes and add more yogurt if necessary.
Cuisine: Slimming World | Recipe Type: Gluten Free

Notes

2 syn per serving (two slices) using your Healthy Extra B. Add six syns per serving (two slices) if not using your Healthy Extra B.

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Healthy Carrot Cake - Gluten Free - Low Syn - Healthy Extra B - Slimming World - Oats - Blender


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34 Comments

  • Reply
    Sarah pybus
    21/03/2017 at 2:49 pm Could i have recipe for carrot cake
    • Reply
      Cliona
      21/03/2017 at 3:54 pm Hi Sarah, the recipe is in this post above.
  • Reply
    Thirza
    21/03/2017 at 3:47 pm Please send me all these delicious recipes.
    • Reply
      Cliona
      21/03/2017 at 3:55 pm Hi Thirza, I'm glad you like my recipes! Feel free to have a proper search around the website and you'll find loads more!
  • Reply
    Hannah Healy
    21/03/2017 at 4:24 pm There is nothing better than a great carrot cake. So full of great ingredients. Thanks for sharing! <3
    • Reply
      Cliona
      21/03/2017 at 4:26 pm Thanks Hannah!
      • Reply
        Una
        26/03/2017 at 4:12 pm Hannah what could I use instead of muller light vanilla?
        • Reply
          Cliona
          27/03/2017 at 2:19 pm You could use any syn free vanilla flavoured yogurt :)
  • Reply
    Michelle Frank | Flipped-Out Food
    21/03/2017 at 4:40 pm This post had me scrambling over to Wikipedia to find out what Syns and Synning were! My husband adores carrot cake, but detests diets. What he doesn't know won't hurt him, eh? This sounds yummy, especially with that cream cheese icing!
    • Reply
      Cliona
      23/03/2017 at 11:26 am Thanks Michelle! It all sounds very complicated I know, but trust me it isn't! Slimming World is more like a lifestyle plan anyway...so there's really no need to tell him ;)
      • Reply
        Anne Woodward
        19/04/2017 at 5:39 am Thought blitzing oats would be a tweak ending up high syns ? 🤔
        • Reply
          Cliona
          21/04/2017 at 12:44 pm Hi Anne, tweaks only reference a free food being made into a non free food like flour. For example if this used quinoa as flour then that would be a tweak as you'd be in danger of overeating the quinoa and putting your weight loss at risk. With oats however you are either synning them or using it as your Healthy Extra B and therefore you are limited to the amount you can eat and therefore it isn't a tweak. If you don't use these as your Healthy Extra B then you have to syn the oats as oats, but if you are using your HexB then you can count the oats as syn free for that given quantity. Hope that helps!
  • Reply
    Emily @ Recipes to Nourish
    21/03/2017 at 4:50 pm Swoon! I LOVE carrot cake! I am all about all things carrot cake year-round. I wish I had a slice of this beautiful cake to enjoy with breakfast this morning.
  • Reply
    maria closetohme
    21/03/2017 at 5:03 pm by far carrot cake is my favorite, I often ask for it for my bday. Well I make it, love the lighter version too.
  • Reply
    Rae
    21/03/2017 at 5:10 pm Carrot cake is one of my favorites. The restaurant that catered my wedding actually had a mostly guilt-free carrot cake using quinoa; it was easily the best carrot cake I've ever had in my life but have yet to replicate it. I'll have to try your cake in the meantime. :)
    • Reply
      Cliona
      23/03/2017 at 11:27 am I've not tried it with quinoa before but I have heard that it's lovely that way!
  • Reply
    Sue
    21/03/2017 at 7:51 pm How many slices should it serve ?
    • Reply
      Cliona
      23/03/2017 at 11:25 am Hi Sue, the cake should be 10 slices which is 5 servings. Hope that helps!
  • Reply
    Ann
    23/03/2017 at 10:54 pm What temperature do you bake this cake
    • Reply
      Cliona
      24/03/2017 at 2:07 pm It's baked at 180 degrees.
  • Reply
    Isabel Blackburn
    24/03/2017 at 6:05 am I love carrot cake but I don't have a food processor. Would it work using a blender instead. Thanks
    • Reply
      Cliona
      24/03/2017 at 2:06 pm Hi Isabel, a blender would definitely work!
  • Reply
    Emma Smith
    26/03/2017 at 4:03 am High Cliona, does turning the oats into a sort of flour increase syn value even more? Only my consultant says that once you alter the natural state if it, it has to be synned ?? I really want to try this recipe but am worried I may be having more syns than described :o/ thanks for your brilliant posts and site x
    • Reply
      Cliona
      27/03/2017 at 2:21 pm Hi Emma, don't worry! It's not a tweak if it's being used as your Healthy Extra B and if you're not using it as that you're synning it anyway so you're not in danger of overeating. A tweak only counts for free foods being used in a different way, for example if quinoa was being used as the flour, this would need to be synned as flour!
  • Reply
    Michelle
    27/03/2017 at 3:37 pm I make the syns 26 for the whole cake (25g oats =4syns, Philadelphia light 25g=2syns)
    • Reply
      Cliona
      28/03/2017 at 1:56 pm Hi Michelle, as explained in the recipe the recipe the oats in this can be used as your Healthy Extra B or are synned.
  • Reply
    Monika Dabrowski
    28/03/2017 at 5:22 pm This really is a healthy cake and it looks so beautiful too! I've never used sweetener instead of sugar, I must take a look at that section in the supermarket next time I go shopping.
  • Reply
    Hannah
    08/04/2017 at 11:02 am Hi this is my 3rd time making this carrot cake and its delicious. Thank you
  • Reply
    Amelia
    10/04/2017 at 2:13 pm Made this cake today it looks great can't wait to try it. How long does the cake keep for? Do i need to store it in the fridge?
    • Reply
      Cliona
      11/04/2017 at 5:06 pm Enjoy! It lasts about 3-4 days. You don't need to sore it in the fridge :)
  • Reply
    Lynbe
    14/04/2017 at 8:07 am I'm sure the syns are much higher than stated. The oats are 40g for your hex b then 7 syn s per 40g on top of that. Add the sweetener and it must be at least 30 syns for the whole cake.
    • Reply
      Cliona
      15/04/2017 at 11:20 am Hi Lynne, the syns stated are per slice not for the whole cake and also take into account using two slices as your HexB. If you do not do this then you have to syn the oats accordingly.

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