Carrot Nut Bread

Susan Feliciano

By
@frenchtutor

Try to use ground or very finely chopped nuts in this recipe. I grind mine in a bullet blender, with pulses. They are not ground as fine as nut butter. It makes the flavor quite different from regular chopped nuts.

This bread tastes as good as (or better than) the carrot bread at Mimi's Café, but I do not know if it is the same recipe. This one originated from an old Joy of Cooking cookbook, and has been modified through the years to suit my tastes.


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Serves:

1 loaf

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Ingredients

1 c
whole wheat flour
1/2 c
all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/4 tsp
cinnamon
3/4 c
raw or granulated sugar
2 large
eggs, beaten
1/2 c
vegetable oil
1/2 c
apple butter
1 tsp
vanilla
1/2 tsp
salt
1 1/2 c
finely grated carrots
1 1/2 c
ground pecans or walnuts

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.
2
Sift together into a large bowl the flours, baking soda, and cinnamon. Add in the sugar, eggs, oil, apple butter, vanilla, and salt.
3
With a few swift strokes, blend in the carrots and pecans or walnuts. Turn into prepared pan.
4
Bake about 1 hour, until loaf springs back when lightly touched. Cool in the pan 10 minutes, then turn out onto a rack for further cooling.
5
This bread may be iced on top with cream cheese frosting and sprinkled with nuts.

About this Recipe

Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtags: #walnuts, #pecans