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Paleo Carrot Mini-Cakes

I’m so excited to welcome Linore Rose Burkard today! When I first stated reading inspirational fiction I couldn’t find any books set in the one time-period I’ve always loved: Regency. Then I discovered Linore’s books, which all made it onto my “favorites” shelf.

Linore Says: I’ve been eating grain and sugar-free for more than six months, and feel healthier than I have in a long time. I also dropped twenty pounds without exercising! Eating right is its own reward, but these mini-cakes are another, as is losing weight while barely trying. As any writer can tell you, our job requires sitting–a great deal of it. So when something works to take off a few extra pounds while increasing good health, it’s a win-win.

I should mention that I cheat pretty often, mostly with a small bit of dark chocolate here or there. And, as this recipe shows, I occasionally use honey. If you really want to lose weight on the Paleo lifestyle, just cut out the occasional cheats, go easy on fruit and root vegetables (like squashes and sweet potatoes), and you’ll see a difference, I’m sure of it.

To make the following recipe easier, assemble all your ingredients beforehand,
especially the shredded carrot. I like these fresh from the oven, or warmed up, split, and buttered, with eggs for breakfast.

Paleo Carrot Mini-Cakes (or Muffins)

*recipe adapted from fastpaleo.com

2 1/4 cups almond flour (substituting some coconut flour is fine)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
3 tablespoons ghee, coconut oil, or butter, melted
3 Extra-large eggs (or 4 large)
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
About two shredded carrots
1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries (optional)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional, but recommended)
1/4 cup shredded coconut (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 F.

  1. In a large bowl, add almond flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves and ginger. Mix well.
  2. In separate bowl, add melted butter, ghee OR coconut oil, eggs, honey and vanilla. Whisk until smooth.
  3. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix well.
  4. Stir in shredded carrots and other mix-ins, if using.
  5. Spray a mini-loaf pan (holds six mini-loaves) or a muffin tin, or wide-topped muffin tin with cooking spray. (Or oil the pan with coconut oil.)
  6. Spoon about 1/4 cup of batter into each tin or mold until they’re all about evenly filled. Use all the batter.
  7. Bake for about 15-18 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out of the center clean.

 Makes 6 mini-loaves or wide-topped muffins, or 12 regular muffins.

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Ms. Burkard began writing when she couldn’t find a Regency romance with an inspirational twist. She now writes historical romance in many eras, but Linore’s writing is always recognizable for its affectionately humorous look at love, romance, and everything in between. Ms. Burkard was raised in New York, where she graduated magna cum laude from the City University of New York with a Bachelor of Arts in English literature. She lives with her husband, five children and two cats (Calvin and Hobbes) in a town full of antique stores and gift shops in southwestern Ohio. Besides writing, her hobbies include family movie nights, swimming, and decorating.

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Linore Rose Burkard’s debut novel whisks readers into a world of English manners, romance and adventure. Regency Romance meets Christian Inspiration in this satisfying historical romp into 1813 London, where the principled, sweet heroine, Miss Ariana Forsythe meets her match in Mr. Phillip Mornay, London’s current darling rogue. From Harvest House Publishers.

Romance, suspense, and a deft touch of humor are part of the wonderful story of Philip Mornay and Ariana Forsythe’s march to the altar. Fans of Linore’s first book, Before the Season Ends, will love this delightful addition to the Regency Inspirational Series, as will all readers of historical romance.

Readers are loving the third volume in Linore’s regency series from Harvest House Publishers, The Country House Courtship in which a young regency miss runs into conflict when her heart’s desires concerning a husband run counter to what her mind says is best. Fans of Linore’s first two books, Before the Season Ends,and The House in Grosvenor Square, will love this exciting conclusion to the Regency Series, as will all readers of historical romance.

New! Coach and Four: Allisandra’s Tale (A Kindle Short)
Nineteen year-old Lady Allisandra is a ward of King Charles II. When he orders her from court to stay with her old friend Elizabeth Hastings, the Duchess of Langley, Allisandra finds herself trapped inside a coach-and-four with the notorious rake Lord Dorchester. Has the duchess betrayed her? Perhaps, but things are not as they appear, and whether it is Her Grace, the infamous Earl of Dorchester or the king himself bent on evil,only time will tell. In the meantime, how does a strong-minded young woman handle first a highwayman, then a debauched earl? Find out in this tale of the late 1600s in England, when conspiracy and betrayal can lead to unexpected love!

Purchase link Amazon for regencies: (Before the Season Ends) (There are links on this page to the other books)

Purchase link for Kindle Short (Coach and Four).

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6 responses »

  1. Loved having you on today Linore! Flipping over to Amazon right now to download Coach and Four!

    Reply
    • Thank you, Jess! I LOVE the header for this blog, by the way. Just gorgeous! Thanks for having me here. I wanted to mention that for readers used to really sweet cake or muffins, they may want to add more honey or other sweetener. Using dried cranberries is an excellent way to sweeten as well, though.

      Let me know how you like the story! Thanks again. : )

      Reply
  2. Wish I could eat almonds, because this sounds awesome! Thanks for the post!

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  3. I believe Jess knows that I cannot bake that well – but I sure can read! ; ) I was just looking at these books a few days ago on Amazon. (I cannot wait to buy one now!)

    Thank you for writing Christ-centered stories for those that love Regency. We are very blessed by authors that write stories that encourage, inspire and entertain – all with the historical eras that we so love.

    : ) Kristy

    Reply
  4. You’re so very welcome, Kristy! It’s wonderful to know that we are appreciated. Thanks for coming by, and I wish you many happy hours of reading good, godly fiction! By the way, I highlight fiction for Christian women almost every Friday on my blog, so get a free subscription to stay tuned in to new releases. : )
    http://todayswomanoffaith.blogspot.com
    Thanks!
    Hugs,

    Linore

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