Carrot Pineapple Casserole
Servings Prep Time
5servings 20minutes
Cook Time
40minutes
Servings Prep Time
5servings 20minutes
Cook Time
40minutes
Ingredients
  • 5oz Dates, Deglet Noor
  • 1lb Baby Carrots (pre-cut and peeled)
  • (1) 20 oz can Pineapples, crushed, in 100% juice
  • 1/3cup Oat Flour(See flour alternative in step #5)
  • 1.5tsp Pure Vanilla Extract(I prefer alcohol-free)
  • 1.5tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/8tsp Allspice
  • 2Tbsp Soy Plant-based Milk, Unsweetened(or any unsweetened plant-based milk of choice)
  • 1medium Navel Orange
  • 1/8 tsp Orange Zest(fresh is preferred, but dried orange peel will work)
  • 1small Banana, very ripe
  • 1Tbsp Pecans, unsalted, chopped(optional garnish)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. For convenience sake, I opted to use the pre-cut and peeled baby carrots. Steam the carrots only, DO NOT BOIL. Boiling will introduce too much liquid into the recipe. I prefer steaming the pound of carrots using the Insant Post for 3 minutes using a steamer basket. Open the quick release steam valve and remove lid. Alternate stove-top method: steam on the stovetop for about 15 minutes until fork tender. Add the steamed carrots to food processor fited with “S” blade.
  3. Weigh out 5 ounces of pitted dates.  I used Deglet Nor dates, but Medjool dates will work too.  This will equal about 1 cup.  Cut each date in half to ensure that all the pits are removed.  Allow the dates to soak in about a cup of hot water for about 15 minutes to soften up.  Using a strainer, drain the water from dates and add to food processor fitted with carrots.
  4. Using a strainer, drain out as much liquid as possible from the crushed pineapples. Measure out 1/2 cup of drained, crushed pineapples and add to the food processor. Set the remaining drained pineapples aside.
  5. Add pure vanilla extract, cinnamon, allspice,  milk, and oat flour to food processor.  NOTE:  Oat flour can be easily made by taking either old fashion rolled or quick oats and blending them in a high speed blender until a fine flour consistency is formed.  Use about 1/4 cup plus 1 Tbsp of oats to get the 1/3 cup of flour thats required for the recipe. Be sure to measure the prepared flour to the required amount thats needed for the recipe.  Left over flour can be stored in a tightly sealed glass mason jar in your pantry.   
  6. Cut the navel orange in half. Zest the peel of the orange to get 1/8 tsp.  If you do not have a zester, dried orange peel will work just fine.   Juice the orange to get 1/4 cup of juice.  Add juice and zest to food processor.
  7. Add 1/4 cup of ripe banana slices to the food processor.
  8. Process all ingredients until the mixture is completely pureed and smooth. Using a spoon, fold in an additional 1/2 cup of the drained, crushed pineapples.
  9. Using (5) UNGREASED ramekins evenly distribute the puree into each ramekin or pour into an 8×8-casserole pan. Bake at 350F for 40 minutes.  Remove from oven; allow to cool at least 15 minutes.  Optional  –  garnish with crushed pineapples and chopped pecans.  Enjoy! 
Recipe Notes

Tip:  While the dates are soaking for 15 minutes, steam carrots and add  the carrots and all other remaining ingredients into food processor.  Then drain the dates and add to food processor.

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