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Healthy Carrot Cake-Inspired Recipes

Posted by TheLeanGreenBean
April 04, 2017
These Healthy Carrot Cake-Inspired Recipes mean you can enjoy your favorite dessert any time of day!

These Healthy Carrot Cake-Inspired Recipes mean you can enjoy your favorite dessert any time of day!

by, Lindsay Livingston, RD (The Lean Green Bean)
Photo credit: Cotter Crunch

If you asked me to, I could easily assign a dessert to every season. Summer is for ice cream cake. Fall is for pumpkin pie. Winter is for gingerbread and Spring is for carrot cake. I'm not exactly sure how, but carrot cake has declared itself the official dessert of all the Spring holidays and gatherings...and that's fine with me.

But while carrot cake for dessert is all well and good, what's a girl to do if she doesn't really have any Spring gatherings or holiday celebrations to attend, but still wants some of that carrot cake flavor? Not to worry! The good news is that there's a way to put a carrot cake-inspired spin on all sorts of recipes- everything from pancakes and waffles to snack bites and smoothies.

Here are some of the best ways to enjoy the delicious flavors of carrot cake, without actually baking a cake!

These Healthy Carrot Cake-Inspired Recipes mean you can enjoy your favorite dessert any time of day!

Start your morning off with dessert for breakfast!
Carrot Cake Protein Pancakes via Jennifer Meyering 


These Healthy Carrot Cake-Inspired Recipes mean you can enjoy your favorite dessert any time of day!

A spring twist on a the classic magic bar recipe.
Carrot Cake Paleo Magic Cookie Bars via Food Faith Fitness


These Healthy Carrot Cake-Inspired Recipes mean you can enjoy your favorite dessert any time of day!

An easy no-bake dessert option that everyone will love!
No-Bake Carrot Cake Cream Cheese Bars via Imma Eat That


These Healthy Carrot Cake-Inspired Recipes mean you can enjoy your favorite dessert any time of day!

Skip the fork and drink your carrot cake in smoothie form!
Carrot Cake Smoothie via Well Plated

These Healthy Carrot Cake-Inspired Recipes mean you can enjoy your favorite dessert any time of day!

Grab a few of these granola bites for an afternooon snack.
No Bake Carrot Cake Granola Bites via Cookin' Canuck


These Healthy Carrot Cake-Inspired Recipes mean you can enjoy your favorite dessert any time of day!

Make a batch of these muffins for a mid-morning snack.
Oat Carrot Cake Muffins via Joyful Healthy Eats


These Healthy Carrot Cake-Inspired Recipes mean you can enjoy your favorite dessert any time of day!

Make a batch of these waffles for a weekend treat!
Carrot Cake Waffles via Keepin' It Kind 


These Healthy Carrot Cake-Inspired Recipes mean you can enjoy your favorite dessert any time of day!

Try this dessert-flavored quinoa bowl for a protein-packed breakfast.
Carrot Cake Quinoa Bowls via Destination Delish


These Healthy Carrot Cake-Inspired Recipes mean you can enjoy your favorite dessert any time of day!

Healthy enough for a snack but sweet enough for dessert!
Blueberrry Carrot Cake Bars via Cotter Crunch


These Healthy Carrot Cake-Inspired Recipes mean you can enjoy your favorite dessert any time of day!

Stash a batch of these in your freezer for a hot day!
Dairy-Free Carrot Cake Popsicles via The Modern Buttery


These Healthy Carrot Cake-Inspired Recipes mean you can enjoy your favorite dessert any time of day!

Cookies are always better with icing sandwiched between them!
Inside Out Carrot Cake Cookies via Emilie Eats


These Healthy Carrot Cake-Inspired Recipes mean you can enjoy your favorite dessert any time of day!

Prep a batch of this oatmeal for busy weekday mornings.
Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal via Family Food On The Table


These Healthy Carrot Cake-Inspired Recipes mean you can enjoy your favorite dessert any time of day!

Refuel after a long workout with this smoothie.
Carrot Cake Protein Smoothie via Eating Bird Food

 

And if you are looking for an actual carrot cake recipe, we highly recommend this one because you can make it in the slow cooker! 

These Healthy Carrot Cake-Inspired Recipes mean you can enjoy your favorite dessert any time of day!

Slow Cooker Fruited Carrot Cake via Healthy Aperture

Did any of these recipes catch your eye? Pin this post for later and try them all!

These Healthy Carrot Cake-Inspired Recipes mean you can enjoy your favorite dessert any time of day!

Want carrot cake, minus the cake? Here are some Healthy Carrot Cake-Inspired recipes via @healthyaperture

TheLeanGreenBean

TheLeanGreenBean
Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian from Columbus, OH. She works in Nutrition Communications and is the author of the healthy living blog, The Lean Green Bean. She and her husband are parents to a wild and crazy 17 month old boy and they also own a CrossFit gym!
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