Kids really need their fruit and vegetables to keep healthy and to keep their growth at the right pace.
One vegetable my son loves is his carrots. I swear by them. They are a great vegetable as they are full of vitamin A that kids always need.
Here’s a few benefits of the carrot
- Carrots really do help kids see in the dark, they also ease asthma and boost immunity.
- Carrots are full of vitamin A which is essential for growth.
- The vitamin A is transformed into a pigment in the retina of the eye which is essential for vision in dim light.
- Carrots may prevent asthma in children, especially in kids regularly surrounded by smokers.
- Getting kids to eat carrots may boost immunity. Vitamin A keeps the skin and the cells that line the airways healthy.
So here I share a recipe that will have the kids eating carrots. They won’t even notice there’s carrots in these.
What kid doesn’t want a big slice of cake right.
Well I baked mine in a square 9inch pan. Then I cut them into squares for handiness.
I love them this way as you can pack them in a small container and take them out as a wee treat.
You can make yours in a round 9inch pan and serve as a slice of cake.
Gluten free Carrot Spice Cake
Author: Laura Blaine
- 225g/8oz gluten free self raising flour
- 2tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1tsp Ground Ginger
- ½tsp All Spice
- 225g/8oz Light brown sugar
- 225g/8oz Carrots, grated
- 4 Eggs
- 150g/6oz Butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 180*C/350*F/Gas 4.
- Grease and line a 9inch square pan with parchment paper.
- Melt your butter now and leave to cool.
- Put the flour, spices and sugar in a mixing bowl and mix together.
- Add the carrots and mix until combined.
- Add the eggs to the flour mixture and mix well, then add the melted butter and mix until all is combined.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared tin.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes or until cooked through and golden.
- Remove from the oven and leave to cool completely.
- Cut into squares and serve.