This kugel recipe is perfect for those who are looking for a healthy alternative to the common noodle and potato kugel dishes. Kugel, which is just a casserole, has been a traditional food in Ashkenazi Jewish food for many centuries. Keep the traditions going with this healthy alternative carrot kugel. For coffee to go with your sweet carrot kugel, check out our Israeli coffee gallery.

Ingredients:

· 4 large carrots cut into 3-to-4 inch pieces
· 1 cup all-purpose flour
· 1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
· 1/2 cup sugar
· 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
· 1/2 cup oil or 1/2 applesauce
· 2 large eggs
· 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation:

Combine carrots and water to cover in a large saucepan over high heat. Boil 25 minutes or until carrots are tender. Drain and place in a large mixing bowl. Mash carrots with a fork. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9 inch non-stick spring form pan with a non-stick cooking spray, set aside.

To the mashed carrots add flour, sugars, baking powder, oil , eggs, and vanilla. Beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until well-blended (can also be mixed by hand). Do not over beat so batter will have small pieces of carrot for texture. Pour mixture into prepared pan. Bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cut into wedges and serve.

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