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Healthy Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Bars Recipe

Yields10 ServingsPrep Time15 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time45 mins

These carrot cake bars are incredibly moist, delicious, sugar-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, and they go great with coffee!

carrot cake bars sliced on white plate

Batter Ingredients
 2 cups almond flour
 3 large eggs
 3 tbsp plant-based milk
 ½ cup chopped walnuts
 2 tsp baking powder
 1 tsp ground cinnamon
 1 cup grated carrots (the smaller, the better)
 2 tbsp shredded unsweetened coconut
 ½ cup coconut oil (melted)
 1 tsp vanilla extract
 1 cup powdered monk fruit sweetener (optional)*Note: You may replace with equal parts white sugar
 ½ tsp salt
Cheese Layer Ingredients
 8 oz almond cream cheese (room temperature)
 ¼ cup coconut oil (melted)
 ½ tsp vanilla extract
 3 tbsp powdered monk fruit sweetener Note: You may replace with equal parts regular powdered sugar.
Batter Instructions:

Preheat your oven to 350°F. Line a baking dish with parchment paper.


In a large bowl, combine the almond flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, sweetener, and salt.


In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs with the milk, grated carrots, shredded coconut, coconut oil, and vanilla extract.


Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ones. Spread the dough evenly over the baking dish.

Cheese Layer Instructions:

In a medium bowl, combine the ingredients for the cheese layer: cream cheese, coconut oil, vanilla extract, and sweetener. Spread it over the carrot cake dough, and using a toothpick, make a swirl.


Bake for around 30-35 minutes (until the edges turn golden brown). Let it cool down completely before cutting and serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1/3 cup

Servings 10

Amount Per Serving
Calories 310Calories from Fat 28.1
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 7.8g3%
Protein 8.4g17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.