There’s a reason why people bake cakes or bread in their kitchen just before opening their house for a sale inspection. Few things say comfort and home like the scent of freshly baked goods – and our nutty carrot and oat protein bread is the prime example.
Falling halfway between a cake and a bread, this yummy loaf is dead easy to make and is the perfect snack in the middle of the afternoon or even for a grab-and-go-breakfast.
If Nutty Carrot and Oat Protein Bread isn’t your thing, perhaps you’d like to try our High Protein Banana Bread?
And if you choose the right baking powder, it’s easy to make gluten free.
Nutty Carrot and Oat Protein Bread
Makes 1 small loaf.
Taking only 5 minutes to prepare and around 30 to bake, this simple and nourishing loaf is ready in the time it takes to watch an episode of your current Netflix addiction.
Fancy a treat, but don’t feel like baking? Take a look at our No Bake Peanut Butter Choc Protein Bars.
80g Rolled Oats, plus 45g Oat Flour (make oat flour by blitzing regular rolled oats in a quality food processor).
90g Almond Flour
2 tsp Baking Powder (Gluten Free, if you can)
1/2 tsp Salt (we like Himalayan Pink Rock Salt – for the extra minerals)
150g Greek Yoghurt
3 Egg Whites
50g Grated Carrot
1 tbsp Chia Seeds (soaked in 3 tbsp of water for 30 mins to form a gel)
1/4 cup Pepitas
2 tbsp Hemp Seeds
2 tbsp Sesame Seeds
1/2 cup Mixed Nuts (Walnuts, Hazelnuts and Macadamias are all delicious and nutritious).
For more on the wonders of amazing chia seeds and their many health benefits, read our post.
- Preheat oven to 175C.
- Grease a small loaf tin with vegetable or coconut oil and line with baking paper.
- Place all of the dry ingredients, except for the grated carrots, nuts and any additional fruit (see Variations below) in a bowl and mix.
- Add the wet ingredients and stir to combine.
- Add the grated carrots, nuts and any additional fruit and mix to combine.
- Pour into the prepare loaf tin and add some slices of dried orange, nuts or pepitas as a decorative garnish, if you like.
- Bake for 25-35mins. When the cake is cooked, a skewer inserted into the middle of the loaf tin should come out almost clean.
- Allow the nutty carrot and oat protein bread to cool slightly in the tin before turning out and cutting.
If you like to snack on the go, but still keep it nutritious, check out our Best Bliss Balls Recipe.
The addition of some dried fruit really can really amp up the flavours in our nutty carrot and oat protein bread. Plus it raises the nutrient content. What you choose to put in is up to you, but some of things we like include:
- Dried Pineapple Chunks or Slices – chopped.
- Dried Mango Slices – chopped.
- Sultanas or Raisins.
- Dried Cranberries.
- Dried Apricots – chopped (this works well with a handful of shredded coconut).
- Dried Figs – chopped (this is fabulous with a little ginger – fresh or powdered).
We suggest adding around 1/2 cup of your chosen fruit.
Do you need a pick-me-up mid afternoon or after the gym and find a scoop of protein powder and water uninspiring? Maybe you should try our divine Protein Shake Recipe?
This nutty carrot and oat protein bread is delicious sliced and served warm.
As it has both savoury and sweet qualities (especially if you decide to add dried fruit to the basic batter) you can go either way when you come to eat it. For example, I like a thick slice topped with a generous pile of low-fat ricotta cheese and a couple of fresh strawberries. It’s also great with a smear of honey – if you want a sugar hit.