The Best Vegan Carrot Cake (Gluten-free)

5 from 17 reviews

The Best Vegan Carrot Cake (Gluten-free) is made with simple ingredients like almond flour, gluten-free oat flour and sweetened with coconut sugar! A healthy and easy recipe when the carrot cake craving hits.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins

Yield: 9 pieces/bars 1x


  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 flax eggs (2 tablespoons Garden of Life organic flaxseed + 5 tablespoons water)*
  • 1/3 cup Garden of Life organic coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • 3/4 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup gluten-free oat flour*
  • 1/3 cup almond flour*
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 3/4 cup shredded organic carrots
  • Frosting if desired (I used this one)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8×8 baking dish with oil and/or line with parchment paper
  2. Whisk together applesauce, eggs, oil, milk and vanilla
  3. Mix in coconut sugar, flours, baking powder and cinnamon until smooth and creamy
  4. Fold in carrots and pecans then add to baking dish
  5. Bake in oven for 25-30 minutes
  6. Allow take to cool for a few minutes then ice and enjoy


****I haven’t tested subs. Please sub at your own risk 🙂

**Store leftovers in airtight container for 5 days or freezer for longer

  • Author: Rachel