Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 6 mins
Another gem I found through Cooking Light magazine. This gives a very moist and packed with flavor quick bread that is lower in calories than a cake. I like to add chopped walnuts or pecans to the bread but the original recipe does not call for them so I left it as written. It is also fun to add about a 1/2 cup of shredded unsweetened coconut for a fun twist.
- 1 3⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup carrot, coarsely shredded
- 2⁄3 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1⁄2 cup golden raisin
- 1⁄2 cup low-fat milk
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- Preheat oven to 350°F Coat an 8-inch loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder and salt together.
- In a small bowl, combine carrots, brown sugar, raisins, milk, melted butter and beaten egg together.
- Add the carrot mixture to the flour mixture, stirring just until mixture is moist (over mixing will produce a dry/dense bread).
- Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes or until a pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack.
YUM, what a great, moist fruity bread! Loved it!
I made a couple of changes due to personal preference: Instead of all ap flour, I used half whole spelt flour, since I dont like nutmeg that much I used cake spice instead. Also I reduced the sugar to 1 tbs so that I could also spread this with savoury toppings and instead of 1/2 c raisins I used 1/4 c 1/4 c desiccated coconut.
As you can see from my pic I made muffins instead of a loaf so that I could try this quicker. ;)
THANKS SO MUCH for sharing a definite keeper with us, Hokies!
Made and reviewed for Photo Tag August 2012.