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Banana Carrot Cake
10 votes


Nice moist cake. Gluten free.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Type B (3 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type O (2 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Baked Good
  • 1/4 pound butter, chopped [or ghee]
  • 1 cup sugar [or brown sugar, maple sugar, agave syrup]
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 medium carrot, coarsely grated
  • 2 over ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1-1/2 cups rice flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon allspice [B and AB substitute nutmeg]
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum [Best to omit; see Note below]
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder [Baking Powder Recipe Variations]

    [Note: Xanthan gum is not listed in Typebase, but is assumed to be a universal avoid, like other vegetable gums tested so far.]
How to make it:
  1. Cream butter and sugar in mixer.
  2. Add egg beat until combined.
  3. Add carrot and banana.
  4. Add sifted dry ingredients and nuts, stirring until combined.
  5. Spread into prepared 8 inch pan or ring pan.
  6. Cook in a moderate oven 180 degrees Celsius [350 degrees Fahrenheit] for about 1 hour or until a skewer comes out clean.
  7. Stand in pan for 5 minutes before turning out.


  8. Melt butter and work into the rest of the ingredients.
  9. Put into a large microwave ring pan and cook for about 6-1/2 minutes in a 900 Watt microwave oven.
  10. Leave in pan as above.

  11. Turn out and ice when cold.
  12. I use a plain butter icing, or you can sprinkle it with sugar.
  13. It is delicious.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Egg (chicken)1 N N N B N N N N
Carrot1 ,2 B N N N B B N B
Rice Cake/Flour2 ,3 ,4 B N B B B B N N
Banana1 ,2 A N A A B N B B

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Nut/Seed Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Walnut (English)1 ,2 B B B B N B B B
Pecan/Pecan Butter1 ,2 N N N N N N N N

Dairy Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Butter1 A A A A N N N N
Ghee (Clarified Butter)1 N N N B N B N N

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Allspice1 N N A A A A N N
Nutmeg1 N N N N N N A N

Sweetener Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Agave Syrup- N N N N N N N N
Sugar (Brown/White)- N A N A N A N A
Maple Syrup- N N N A N N N A

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which are known to be common allergens.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which may be genetically modified .
[4] This recipe uses ingredients which are high in phytates.

  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

    Please Note:
    When using any recipe, always check it for avoids and make the appropriate adjustments where necessary. The Blood Type Diet Recipe Database has been recently greatly enhanced. Also, the food lists changed somewhat a couple of years ago, and all recipes in the database may not reflect those changes in terms of the blood types for which the recipes are recommended. Volunteer Blood Type Diet Forums Members are working to review and update all the recipes to take advantage of the all the new features and food lists. Please be patient with us until the process has been completed.

    Revision History:
    • Revised Oct 03, 2007 at 04:39 PM By: Carol the Dabbler
    • Revised Oct 04, 2007 at 00:10 AM By: Don
    • Revised Oct 07, 2007 at 02:52 PM By: Rodney
    • Revised Oct 07, 2007 at 11:41 PM By: Don