This Carrot Raisin Bread is full of flavor with the addition of carrot, raisin, and walnuts. It is rich, soft, and chewy. Perfect to enjoy with a warm cup of coffee and share with friends and family.
I am officially in my baking season!
It is that time of year when I love to bake all the things. I'm talking about cookies, cake, pies, and especially bread. When it comes to making bread I usually prefer to make quick bread because it is faster and doesn't require additional time for me to wait around for it to rise.
What is quick bread?
Quick bread is a bread that does not use yeast but instead uses baking powder and/or baking soda to leaven it. It has a more chewy and dense texture and is easier to make. A few examples of quick bread are muffins, biscuits, cornbread, pancakes, scones, and soda bread.
What are examples of non quick breads?
A non quick bread is made with yeast. A few examples are sourdough bread, English muffins, bagels, French bread, and croissants.
This carrot raisin bread is so rich with flavor and reminds me of Mimi's Cafe Carrot Raisin Bread that comes in the breadbasket to your table with each meal. When I lived in Atlanta, this restaurant was one of my favorite places to have brunch. Perhaps it was because the bread was so delicious. What can I say, I love bread. Each time the bread would arrive at the table I would dive in search of the carrot bread.
Since there isn't a Mimi's Cafe in my area, I decided to try making this bread at home and I must say that it is just as delicious!
What ingredients are used to make this bread?
- all-purpose flour
- ground cinnamon
- baking powder
- baking soda
- vegetable oil
- granulated sugar
- vanilla extract
- shredded carrots
How to Make Carrot Raisin Nut Bread:
Begin the recipe by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F. and preparing two loaf pans. Combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
In a separate large bowl, combine the oil, sugar, eggs, molasses, and vanilla extract with an electric mixer or by hand.
Add in the shredded carrots and mix. Add raisins and walnuts and mix well by hand.
Stir the flour mixture into the other ingredients until well combined.
Pour batter into two 8-inch loaf pans and bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until done.
Want More Quick Bread Recipes? Try These:
Carrot Raisin Bread
- loaf pan
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup plus 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
- 3 large eggs
- ¼ cup molasses
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- 1 cup raisins
- ¾ cup chopped walnuts
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
- In a separate large bowl, combine vegetable oil, sugar, eggs, molasses, and vanilla with an electric mixer.
- Add shredded carrots and mix. Add raisins and walnuts and mix well by hand.
- Stir the flour mixture into the other ingredients until combined.
- Pour batter into two 8-inch loaf pans and bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until done.
- Store in an airtight container or plastic bag up to 1 week.
*All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands used, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.
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