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Recipe: Spiced carrot raisin bread

Medically reviewed on Dec 20, 2017

Serves 18

Dietitian Tip

This sweet spice tea bread has grated carrot mixed into the batter.


  • 1 1/2 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika or cayenne
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups shredded carrots (about 4 carrots)
  • 2/3 cup raisins


Preheat oven to 375 F. Sift or whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and spices in a large bowl.

In a separate bowl, mix eggs, sugar, honey, applesauce, olive oil and almond extract. Add carrots and raisins.

Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients just until combined, being careful not to overmix. Pour batter into a lightly greased 9-by-5-inch loaf pan and bake at 375 F for 45 to 60 minutes, until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Cut into 1/2-inch slices.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

Serving Size1 (1/2-inch thick) slice
Carbohydrate22 g
Cholesterol21 mg
Fiber2 g
Protein3 g
Sodium150 mg
Monounsaturated Fat2.5 g
Saturated Fat0.5 g
Total Fat4 g

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