Carrot Raisin Bread | Recipe | Carrots Nutritional Benefits

By | June 22, 2010

Carrot Raisin Bread

No. of Servings: 18
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 50 minutes

All purpose flour – 1 ½ cups
Sugar – ½ cup
Baking powder – 1 teaspoon
Baking soda – ¼ teaspoon
Salt – ½ teaspoon
Ground cinnamon – 1 ½ teaspoon
Ground all spice – ¼ teaspoon
Egg, beaten – 1
Water – ½ cup
Vegetable oil – 2 tablespoons
Vanilla extract – ½ teaspoon
Carrots, shredded – 1 ½ cups
Pecan nuts – ¼ cup
Golden raisins – ¼ cups

Carrot Raisin Bread Recipe Method:

  • Set the oven for preheating at 350 degrees F.
  • Take two 9 x 5 inch baking pans and grease lightly.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ground cinnamon, ground all spice, shredded carrots, pecan nuts and raisins.
  • Take another mixing bowl and mix together the beaten egg, vegetable oil, vanilla extract and water.
  • Make a small well in the middle of the dry ingredient mixture and add the wet mixture. Stir so that the mixture becomes slightly moist and the carrots are distributed uniformly.
  • Place the mixture into the greased baking pans and bake for about fifty minutes. To check if it done, insert a toothpick into the pan. If the toothpick comes out clean, the bread is ready.
  • Allow the bread to cool for a few minutes in the pans. Then remove from the pans and place on the wire rack to allow it to cool completely.
  • Slice and serve.

Nutritional Information: (Amounts per serving)

  • Calories – 99
  • Dietary Fiber – 1g
  • Saturated Fat – 0.5g
  • FAT(total) – 3g
  • Carbohydrates – 17g
  • Protein – 2g
  • Cholesterol – 12mg
  • Sodium – 97 mg

Health tips:

  • Carrot raisin bread is a slightly sweet bread with a rich flavor that makes for an excellent healthy breakfast or teatime snack.
  • In place of all purpose flour, you can also use whole wheat flour as it is much healthier.
  • This is a diabetes friendly recipe as the sugar content is low since most of sweetness comes from the flavor of the carrots.
  • This is also a great way of incorporating carrots into the diet. Carrots offer many nutritional benefits. They help in improving vision and enhance the health of the skin, hair, bones and nails. Carrots also contain beta carotene, which is a powerful antioxidant that helps to destroy the free radicals that contribute to diseases such as cancer. Carrots when consumed on a regular basis also help to reduce blood cholesterol and high blood pressure.