Healthy Carrot Cake Quinoa Flake Protein Loaf (Gluten Free, Vegan)

Healthy Microwaveable Carrot Cake Quinoa Flake Protein Loaf

If you like baked oatmeal, you will definitely like this Carrot Cake Quinoa Flake Protein Loaf.

If you like baked oatmeal, then you'll LOVE this Carrot Cake Quinoa Flake Protein Loaf recipe! It's low fat, sugar free, gluten free, and vegan too.

If you don’t like how long it takes to make baked oatmeal, you will totally fall in love with this super quick microwave-baked version.

If you like guilt-free desserts, then you will 100% go crazy for this sweet treat that is suitable for both breakfast and dessert!

If you like baked oatmeal, then you'll LOVE this Carrot Cake Quinoa Flake Protein Loaf recipe! It's low fat, sugar free, gluten free, and vegan too.

Super moist, super flavorful, super healthy — made with freshly grated carrots, unsweetened applesauce and the complete protein superfood, quinoa!

If you like baked oatmeal, then you'll LOVE this Carrot Cake Quinoa Flake Protein Loaf recipe! It's low fat, sugar free, gluten free, and vegan too.

If you want a more bread-like loaf, try adding 1 tbs of ground flaxseed to the batter, like in my other microwave-baked recipes.  I realized I was out of flax after I grated the carrots so it was too late to turn back…  and I also wanted a “carrot-cake-meets-breakfast” all to myself…

After one bite, you will want to keep this Carrot Cake Quinoa Flake Protein Loaf to yourself too  😉

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Healthy Microwaveable Carrot Cake Quinoa Flake Protein Loaf

Servings: 2 servings
Prep Time: 9 mins
Cook Time: 6 mins
Total Time: 15 mins

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Spray a ceramic mini loaf pan with cooking spray.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, stir together the grated carrots, zest, almond milk, applesauce, cinnamon, sweetener, and salt.
  • Stir in the protein powder. Stir in the quinoa flakes. Scoop batter into the prepared tin, tap on the counter to flatten the surface, then microwave for ~6 minutes, or until surface is firm when tapped. Let cool slightly then dig in!
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Microwaveable Carrot Cake Quinoa Flake Protein Loaf
Amount Per Serving (1 serving (½ loaf))
Calories 165 Calories from Fat 23
% Daily Value*
Fat 2.5g4%
Sodium 200mg9%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 3.5g15%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 9.5g19%
Vitamin A 200IU4%
Vitamin C 6.6mg8%
Calcium 150mg15%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Bread & Muffins

330 calories for the ENTIRE LOAF!  This Carrot Cake Quinoa Flake Protein Loaf is so filling (probably from the 7g of fiber and 19g of protein) that it took me both breakfast and lunch to finish.  And since the loaf is low in fat you can top it with a ton of your favorite nut butter.  My favorite topping is Cinnamon Roll Almond Butter!  😉

If you like baked oatmeal, then you'll LOVE this Carrot Cake Quinoa Flake Protein Loaf recipe! It's low fat, sugar free, gluten free, and vegan too.

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With love and good eats,

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– Jess

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24 comments on “Healthy Microwaveable Carrot Cake Quinoa Flake Protein Loaf”

  1. Pingback: Quinoa Carrot Cake - Clean, Healthy, Gluten Free, Vegan - FoodSniffr Blog

  2. Nice! I had never heard about a carrot cake with quinoa… I must try that !

  3. That baked flakes texture looks amazing. great idea! i think i can pretty much eat anything carrot cake.

  4. It is possible to make this recipe in oven ?

    • Adele-
      Yes, this recipe can be made in the oven! I haven’t tried baking this but I believe it should bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for something around 20-30 minutes? Or just until the surface springs back when tapped 🙂
      -Jess

  5. Hello! I just stumbled upon this recipe, and I was wondering if it was possible to swap the quinoa flakes with rolled oats?

    • Izzy-
      Hmmm, I haven’t tried using rolled oats instead of the quinoa flakes but it might work! Since quinoa flakes are a lot smaller and thinner than oats, I would recommend giving the oats a pulse in a blender or food processor first, until they look like crumbles.
      I hope you like the recipe!
      -Jess

  6. I have quinoa flax cereal, can that be used in this ? 🙂

  7. and can we use egg whites in this to boost the protein?

    • Shweta-
      Feel free to add a couple egg whites to the recipe! Make sure to use a larger dish though because egg whites will cause the batter to expand. I wouldn’t recommend adding more than 2 egg whites because it might start to taste eggy or bland. Hope you like the recipe! 🙂
      -Jess

  8. Its Hodgson Mill brand including oats and cracked whole wheat; soy, unprocessed wheat bran, untoasted wheat germ; flax seed

    • Shweta-
      Hmmm… it might just work but I’m not 100% sure. It might absorb a little more liquid than quinoa flakes alone so I would recommend keeping some extra milk on hand in case you need it. The “batter” shouldn’t be too thin or too thick, it should be just right 😉
      -Jess

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  10. How do you think this recipe would taste with cinnamon swirl protein powder ☺️

  11. Would it be possible to use pureed pumpkin instead of applesauce in this recipe? I know it would change the nutritional information, but I’m curious to see what healthy options are available as applesauce substitutes since the only way I have access to it is by making it. Thanks in advance for your help!

  12. I don’t have a mini loaf pan. What would be a good alternative?

  13. May I know what can I substitute for the applesauce? As I don’t have any in home

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