Carrot Bread

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Last night after dinner I wanted to bake. It wasn’t that I wanted a specific food, I just wanted to bake. The problem was that without wanting something specific it was difficult to settle on a recipe. Another hurdle was finding a recipe that used ingredients that I had on hand.  The final factor was I didn’t want three dozen cookies or an entire cake. I decided to log onto Cookie Madness to see if anything would grab me. The first thing I did was go to the section “Scaled Down Recipes”.  This carrot bread recipe was the first recipe that I saw and I had all the ingredients!

The bread is baked in two 3″x5″ loaf pans.  Just perfect for a household of two! The batter rises to make a nice dome, and the top has just a bit of crust. The slight crustiness might be my favorite part of the bread. Nuts, carrots, and spices on the moist inside. What’s not to like?

No mixer is required, but you do have to grate some carrots. Otherwise this comes together really fast. I chose not to make the icing and I don’t really think it needs it unless you’re looking for more of a carrot cake like experience. This worked well for me since I wasn’t looking for something super sweet.

You can find the recipe here.

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11 Responses to “Carrot Bread”

  1. MeAgan Says:

    This looks delicious! I love carrot cake and sweet breads, so a carrot sweet bread sounds delicious. I will surely be trying this recipe soon! Thanks

  2. Ryan Says:

    Yuuummmm! I love Cookie Madness! That looks fabulous. I always bake just to bake, not because I want to eat it haha. I very rarely eat what I bake.
    Love the photo :)

  3. briarrose Says:

    Beautiful loves…and I love the smaller recipe size.

  4. gloria Says:

    The loaves have such a perfect shape! I’ll bet a bit of butter spread on a slice would be heavenly!

  5. what katie's baking Says:

    i hate grating carrots, but this recipe looks way worth it!!
    yummmm… i bet this would be good with honey butter.

    • basicallybaked Says:

      I’m not wild about grating carrots either and I confess to disliking it enough that I get out the food processor. Pathetic but true.

  6. ricekernel Says:

    I always have carrots on hand and will be making this soon. I tell myself grating is exercise enough to earn me double of what everyone gets!

  7. The Honey Nut Says:

    This sounds great. I’ve never made carrot bread, but I love carrot cake and carrot muffins. I will have to try this :)

  8. gloria Says:

    Good idea about the jar for twist ties! Notice you have not posted for a while….??? I lurk daily! well, almost daily!

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