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Carrot Raisin Bread

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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.

loaf of carrot raisin bread cut into slices

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?

small bowls with shredded carrot, walnuts, and raisins

  1. all-purpose flour
  2. ground cinnamon
  3. baking powder
  4. baking soda
  5. salt
  6. vegetable oil
  7. granulated sugar
  8. eggs
  9. molasses
  10. vanilla extract
  11. shredded carrots
  12. raisins
  13. walnuts

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.

dry ingredients for carrot raisin bread mixed together in white bowl with napkin

In a separate large bowl, combine the oil, sugar, eggs, molasses, and vanilla extract with an electric mixer or by hand.

wet ingredients for carrot bread in a silver mixing bowl

Add in the shredded carrots and mix. Add raisins and walnuts and mix well by hand.

ingredients for carrot raisin nut bread in a silver mixing bowl

Stir the flour mixture into the other ingredients until well combined.

dry mixture added to carrot raisin bread batter with wooden spoon

Pour batter into two 8-inch loaf pans and bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until done.

uncooked carrot raisin bread poured into two loaf pans for baking

freshly cooked carrot bread resting in loaf pans

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three slices of carrot raisin bread stacked on each other

side view of carrot raisin bread with 3 slices cut into the loaf

Carrot Raisin Bread

Easy Carrot Raisin Bread that is full of flavor with carrots, walnuts, and raisins to make it soft, chewy, and delicious.
4.79 from 14 votes
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Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: carrot raisin bread
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Servings: 16
Calories: 200.13kcal


  • 1 1/2 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
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 3/4 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.


Calories: 200.13kcal | Carbohydrates: 34.31g | Protein: 3.69g | Fat: 6.14g | Saturated Fat: 1.82g | Cholesterol: 39.55mg | Sodium: 239.56mg | Potassium: 254.1mg | Fiber: 1.59g | Sugar: 17.02g | Vitamin A: 1393.89IU | Vitamin C: 1.03mg | Calcium: 41.14mg | Iron: 1.42mg
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hand holding a piece of carrot raisin bread

Got any comments, questions, or other ideas for this Carrot Raisin Bread? Share them in the comments below!


  • Reply
    October 30, 2019 at 5:12 PM

    5 stars
    I love how hearty this bread is. It’s great for the chillier months!

    • Reply
      October 31, 2019 at 12:00 AM

      Thank you! It is perfect for those moments!

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    Brittany Fiero
    October 30, 2019 at 9:48 PM

    5 stars
    Your bread looks healthy and perfect for the fall!

    • Reply
      October 31, 2019 at 12:01 AM

      Thank you Brittany!

  • Reply
    Tamara J.
    October 31, 2019 at 3:56 PM

    5 stars
    That bread looks amazing! I’m gonna have to give this a try soon. I know your house smelled amazing while it was cooking!

    • Reply
      November 2, 2019 at 2:49 PM

      Thank you. It did!! I couldn’t wait to pull it out of the oven!!

  • Reply
    October 31, 2019 at 5:23 PM

    5 stars
    This is perfect for breakfast on the go!! Love this recipe!

    • Reply
      November 2, 2019 at 2:49 PM

      Thank you!! It really is.

    • Reply
      March 12, 2020 at 2:22 PM

      Ihi I want to bake this bread for my granddaughters school. I don’t have walnuts, can I substitute pecans?

      • Reply
        March 12, 2020 at 2:51 PM

        Hi Irene. Yes, you absolutely can substitute the walnuts for pecans!

  • Reply
    November 1, 2019 at 2:29 AM

    5 stars
    Wow, the color on this bread is beautiful! I could imagine how delicious this Carrot Raisin Bread is! I love how easy it is to make.

    • Reply
      November 2, 2019 at 2:51 PM

      Thank you Shanika! The molasses make such beautiful color.

  • Reply
    Katrina Adams
    November 1, 2019 at 9:33 PM

    5 stars
    Yes, baking season is here!!! This recipe is perfect for the holidays or a brunch!!

    • Reply
      November 2, 2019 at 2:51 PM

      Yes!!! My favorite time of year!!

  • Reply
    Adri Ruff
    November 1, 2019 at 10:58 PM

    5 stars
    THIs cold weather has me in a baking mood, so I’m definitely trying this out!

    • Reply
      November 2, 2019 at 2:52 PM

      Me too!! It’s so nice for that reason!

  • Reply
    Kenya Rae
    November 3, 2019 at 8:59 PM

    5 stars
    Ummm this is on the table THIS WEEK! I’s perfect timing for this too!

    • Reply
      November 4, 2019 at 12:09 PM

      Yay! You will love it!

  • Reply
    November 5, 2019 at 11:10 AM

    5 stars
    I love a good quick bread recipe and this one is perfect!

    • Reply
      November 5, 2019 at 12:34 PM

      Thank you Jazz!

  • Reply
    Susan Tredway Boyd
    November 18, 2019 at 11:28 PM

    Wanting to try but am confused about the two 80inch loaf pans😬 Is that a mistype? Susan

    • Reply
      November 19, 2019 at 12:58 PM

      Hi Susan! No, this recipe makes enough for 2 loaves in (2) 8 x 4-inch loaf pans. If you want to make one loaf in a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan, try it, but I would leave room at the top. Perhaps 1/4 of the pan. If you have any additional questions feel free to send me an email at

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    May 23, 2020 at 12:24 AM

    4 stars
    I used this recipe tonight and it was delicious! I Followed everything, except I used butter instead of oil. One question- when I cut the bread, it was very flaky and hard to stick together. Is this how the bread is suppose to be? If not, did I do something wrong? Was it because I used butter? Did I mix too long with the blender? Regardless, it tasted delicious and I would love to make it again, I would just like to improve and have the bread less flaky.

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      May 24, 2020 at 10:30 PM

      Hi Jennifer! Thank you. I’ve never tried substituting the oil for butter in this recipe, so I’m not sure what happened. When using oil, the bread is not flaky and has no problems sticking together.

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    Lorna Hutchison
    August 24, 2020 at 9:33 PM

    4 stars
    It’s got good taste of carrot raisin bread!

    • Reply
      August 25, 2020 at 11:04 AM

      Thank you so much Lorna!!

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