Carrot Puff

I love this time of year in blogland. Are you all finding as much holiday inspiration as I am? I need to quit blog surfing! I was editing pictures, and then I started snooping around the picture services (where at one time or another I loaded pictures for printing) to see if I can get digital copies of my pictures (since I lost most of them when our hard drive crashed). Did you know that they charge you to download your own pictures??? That’s pretty funny! (Not.) They’re my pictures and I have to pay for them. Huh. I guess I just need to be re-educated and change my thinking to look at it as paying for storage services.

Oh well, once again, it’s the first Thursday of the month so that means it’s time for another recipe box swap. Our hostess, Randi, at I Have to Say, has chosen Holiday Favorites as our theme this month.


Wow. How to choose? We have several holiday favorite recipes in our family that we have every year. It’s not quite cookie baking time for me, so I’ll wait for our favorite cookies. And it just didn’t seem right to make MeMum’s fabulous steamed cranberry pudding or our beloved egg casserole when it’s not Christmas Day. So, I’m going to post our favorite holiday vegetable — Carrot Puff. MyDadLovesMeBestSister came home with this recipe several years ago and it’s been a favorite ever since then. We don’t always have it with one specific meal (Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year’s) but we do always have it at least once during the holidays. I hope you like it as much as we do! (And excuse the odd pictures. Carrot Puff is about as photogenic as Cinderella’s ugly stepsisters, but it tastes a WHOLE lot better.)

Carrot Puff

Carrot Puff

1 lb. carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 cup butter, melted
3 eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla

Carrot Puff

Grease an 8-inch square baking dish. Place carrots in medium-size saucepan and cover with salted water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until carrots are tender. Drain.

Place butter, eggs, sugar, flour, baking powder and vanilla in blender or food processor. Add carrots a little at a time and puree the mixture. Pour into prepared baking dish.

Carrot Puff

Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until firm. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

This carrot puff is very sweet, so you might want to cut down on the sugar a bit. We love it though! And because I was a little disturbed that the carrot puff is so orange and autumn-y looking, I put a bow on it and put it under the Christmas tree for you.

Carrot Puff



38 Thoughts on “Carrot Puff

  1. I’m too pumped! We had something like that at Thanksgiving and I wanted the recipe. I’m going to try yours it looks yummy.

  2. This recipe looks yummy, Anna. Everyone will eat it but the hubby, he’s a smidge picky. I think this will go well with meatloaf…I’ll keep you posted : )

  3. Yum! I’ve never heard of this before, but it looks so good. I think this is what I’m going to make to bring to my mom’s this year. Thanks for sharing!!

  4. This would surely get Jaxon (and the hubby) eating his carrots!

  5. Ahhh, veg with sugar to help them go down. Genius. I’m going to try this on the Becher children without going into too much detail, but it might work better than the time I glazed cauliflower in butter and brown sugar and tried to convince them it was candy-coated monkey brains (Joey was the only one not put off by that idea, btw).
    Hope you have a restful (bah!) few weeks ahead and that I’ll get to see you soon. Perhaps a doll-making weekend would be a fun thing, after we all survive the holidays? C

  6. I think I might give this a go if I can sort out how to use less butter. (The old man here is on a low cholesterol diet. Oh my.) It certainly looks like it would get Jack to eat carrots, especially if I could do it in muffin tins. (Muffins = puffs at our house!)

  7. That looks very similar to our carrot souffle recipe – which is DELISH. Ours has cinnamon instead of vanilla and a few variations in amounts of other things. It is always a favorite of ours and a BIG hit for anyone trying it for the first time.

  8. I have to make that for my veggie phobic children. Quite possibly tonight!

  9. I’ll bet this is delicious! What a fun treat. Thanks for sharing! :)

  10. i can’t stop blog surfing either!!!
    waht’s wron with me??? christmas is SO about to be here. HAHA.

    oh and have you ever used for photo storage???
    that’s what we use.
    it’s free.
    you can prink, make christmas cards and everything.
    just a thought.

    and carrot puff…i’ve never heard of that one.
    i’m sure the in-laws would enjoy it though.
    thanks for sharing.

  11. I’m always looking for new veggie recipes. I’ll have to try this Xmas. Thanks Anna. It’s snowing here today do you want me to send some?

  12. Pay for your own pictures…. What??? Okay, the carrot puff looks terrific, but I am imagining the bow is not edible?? How do you serve it? As a dessert or with a meal?? It looks really easy to bake.

  13. I just know that if I (could) stay off the computer I would get so much done! But then I’d miss out on all of the bloggy cuteness going on. That carrot puff looks great. I might have to try that.

  14. You need to march right over to Flickr! First 200 uploads are free, and a pro account is $25 a year. Worth every penny to me. I feel like I’m standing at your front door with pamphlets, LOL. Come. Drink the Flickr kool-aid.

  15. Now that looks good! In this house of non-carrot eaters, I’ll have to try to sneak this one in on them. :)

  16. That’s a recipe I’ve never seen and it sounds yum! Plus it would add some nice color to the plate!

  17. This sounds like it would taste a little like carrot cake without all the frosting. Yum! Thanks for sharing!

  18. That sounds so yummy! I will have to print it out and put it with my “to try” recipes for next Thanksgiving–thank you!

  19. That recipe cannot honestly be classed as a veggie dish! Wishful thinking, people!

  20. I, too, love this season in blogland…I have so many projects waiting in the wings! This recipe looks so yummy!

  21. This looks really good. I have a savory version, but will have to try this. Thanks.

  22. It’s a very pretty colour but I’m not sure. Is it like carrot cake without the icing? My kids love veggies so I don’t need to get too creative with them. Still I’m always happy to try new things. Thanks Anna, I always love finding out about your lovely family traditions.

  23. I like that the carrot puff has a bow!

  24. okay. the bloggods will strike me with arthritis or something for this, but that looks HORRIBLE.
    but i still love you.

  25. Maybe this is how I can get my kids to eat cooked carrots! Looks very yummy, and I’m going to give it a try!

  26. Ok now that would be really good if it didnt have CARROTS in it. LOLOL!!!!!!!!

  27. Sweet Cottage Dreams on December 5, 2008 at 3:38 am said:

    Like Monica said, Flickr is FREE and if you want to hold more photos then it is 25 smackers a year. How horrible to have lost all of your photos! Ok…I need to save a few of mine on discs!!

    Your carrot bake looks yummy! Kind of a colorful twist that is for sure!! Cute bow, btw!! tee hee.


  28. Never heard of it, but it sounds yummy. and looks so festive all dressed in red!!

  29. I’m not so sure the bow helps to detract from the neon colored puff Anna. Maybe you should just go with it and accentuate it with glow in the dark stars and a bright neon green bow! Who would have ever thought to make a puff out of carrots???

  30. Hmmmmm not sure what to think about this one – but I think it might have possibilities and since we both like a lot of the same things I’m thinking I should probably give this one a spin. Oh so clever Ms Anna Banana with putting a bow on top – where will it stop, LOL.

    hugs – Mrs. Farmhouse

  31. Delicious looking photos. I’ll save the recipe too.

  32. That one I’m going to try! I love carrots. And carrots with butter and sugar! Why that’s like having your cake and eating it too!!!

  33. You truly are quite mad – but that’s what we love you for! Fancy putting your carrot puff under the christmas tree!!!!!

    Lucy x

  34. Carrot Puff it sounds delightful! I will admit from the title I thought we were back to the Hot Scot, however

  35. Hi Anna, I love your inspirational blog, photographs and links.

  36. Mmmmm …. I now feel very bad all I do with carrots is steam or roast them … quite inadequate aren’t I :) !

  37. wow, what a colour, the carrot puff looks tasty and an easy recipe too! I use Flickr, I expect you’ve found something online to use?

  38. I must say it is gorgeous – I do like orange, though! It sounds yummy, and I will have to try it one of these days. Thank you for sharing, Anna!

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