Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr
From Super Food Ideas - it is moist and easy to do.
- 1 cup grated carrot
- 1 green apple, peeled, diced
- 3⁄4 cup sultana
- 1⁄2 cup dried apricot, diced
- 3⁄4 cup water
- 3⁄4 cup apple juice or 3⁄4 cup orange juice
- 1⁄2 cup raw sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 1⁄2 cups self raising flour
- 2 bananas, sliced
- Place carrot, apple, dried fruit, water, juice, sugar and cinnamon in pot.
- Bring to the boil, simmer 15 minutes.
- Set aside to cool.
- Fold in sifted flours and bananas.
- Spoon mixture into greased loaf tin 10 x 20 cms.
- Bake 180 C for 50 - 60 minutes or until cooked when tested.
- Turn onto wire rack to cool.
- Slice and serve with butter.
Oh wow, this is sooooooo yummy! It is a dense and chewy loaf, that is filled with fudgy fruity goodness. Mmmm, pure bliss! Plus its also quite healthy, what more can you ask for? I used soft dried plums in place of the banana (which I cant have) and that worked out nicely, though next time I might just skip them alltogether. Instead of dried apricot I used dried cherries as thats what I had on hand. The cooked fruit, carrot and cinnamon mixture gave the bread a very dense fudgy consistency, that we liked a lot. Oh and the taste was soooo moreish! I only added 2 tbs of sugar to the dough, cause I like when most sweetness comes from the fruits. This way it was still super sweet and yummy. THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing this wonderful treat with us, Kate! Made and reviewed for Everyday Is A Holiday Tag Game April 2010.
I honestly can't beiieve something so healthy can taste this good. Packed with fruit, relatively low in sugar and as far as the fat and fibre content goes-I could eat the whole loaf without feeling too guilty. I used brown sugar and a mix of apricots and craisins along with the sultanas. I don't like cinnamon so much, so used mixed spice (similar to pumpkin spice) instead. I can imagine this warm with custard or iceream as the texture is "puddingy" and it was delicious warm spread with Logicol to take it's photo. Trust me, this will get made again and again as I continue on my weight loss journey!
Wonderful easy loaf! I used craisins in places of the sultanas because they were easier and it was great! Very dense and moist and full of the stuff that is good for you! Both DH and really enjoyed! Also very good warmed with some butter!!! Thanks for posting! made for holiday tag september 2010!