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Carrot Raisin Bread

Carrot Raisin Bread

Amanda
A sweet, soft & tender, delicious spiced quick bread. Made with a bunch of goodness - carrots, raisins and bananas - and no butter or oils!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course breads, Desserts
Servings 8 slices

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 1 1/2 cup grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup applesauce heaping
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 2 teaspoon chopped nuts or chia seeds optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease or spray a large loaf pan.
  • In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and spices. I like to mix the dry ingredients using a whisk. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, mash the banana - I use a fork to do this. Add in carrots, applesauce and eggs. Mix well.
  • Combine liquid mixture (applesauce, bananas) to dry bowl. Add in raisins. Stir, by hand, until just moistened. Do not overmix!
  • Spoon/scrape bread mixture into a large, greased loaf pan.
  • Sprinkle nuts or chia seeds over top if using.
  • Bake for 60 -70 mins or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean / with a few dry crumbs.
  • Let bread cool in loaf pan on cooling rack before turning out. Enjoy!

Notes

Optional - top with cream cheese, softened butter, apple butter or peanut butter. 
Keyword carrot, quick bread, raisin