Prep 25 mins
Cook 45 mins
This is from the Tassajara Bread Book. Yes, it's all whole wheat flour and honey. It turns out to a sweet, moist, dense cake. I would recommend covering it and letting it sit a day after baking, the flavors are blended and the bread tastes wonderful!
- 1 cup grated carrot
- 1 cup raisins
- 2⁄3 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon allspice
- 1⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1⁄4 teaspoon clove
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 1⁄2 cups water
- 1 1⁄2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 cup rolled oats
- 1⁄2 cup walnuts, chopped
- Cook the carrots, raisins, honey, butter and spices in the water in a saucepan for 10 minutes over medium heat, then allow to cool.
- Mix together remaining ingredients in a large bowl then combine with wet ingredients until moistened.
- Pour into two well greased loaf pans.
- (I used 7 3/4 x 3 5/8 x 2 1/4).
- Pick one around that size.
- Bake at 300 degrees for 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Let cool for a while then remove to wire racks to finish cooling.
I had the same problem as Charishma. Next time I'll do the same too- make only one loaf. The idea of letting it sit until the next day is a good one. I subbed the allspice for ginger and that really packed a punch a day later!
This makes a wonderful eggless bread. I only found my bread was too small. I had halved the recipe and baked it in a 8 inch round pan in my AMC Dutch Oven for 1 hour. It baked well, but was too small. Next time, I'll use exactly the same qty. of ingredients as is mentioned here to make 1 loaf. I did use black walnuts instead of plain walnuts as I had the former on hand. I did substitute the butter with margarine and nutmeg with cinnamon. Thank You for sharing a somewhat healthy bread recipe.