Recipe of the Week: Karen D.’s Carrot Bread

Reader Karen D. kindly sent us her recipe for a Carrot Bread that is a great use for your stored hard red winter wheat, if you have a grinder available to make whole wheat flour.

This recipe can be baked three different ways: In loaves, in a Bundt pan, or as muffins.

Ingredients
  • 2 C. Packed Brown Sugar
  • 1 C. Cooking Oil
  • 3 Eggs (or substitute 3 T. powdered eggs and 1/3 C. Water)
  • 2 C. Carrots, Finely Grated (or substitute 1 C. dehydrated carrots. Chop them in a blender before re-hydrating to reduce their size.)
  • 1 C. Crushed Pineapple, Drained
  • 3 C. Whole Wheat Flour, preferably freshly-ground. The flour need not be ground fine.
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1T. Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 C. Raisins (first soak them in warm water, and drain)
  • 1 C. Walnuts, chopped to medium-sized pieces
Directions
  1. Grease and flour 2 bread pans, 1 Bundt pan, or 2 muffin pans (12 muffins per pan) with oil or vegetable cooking spray.
  2. Beat together brown sugar, oil and eggs. (There is no need to separately reconstitute powdered eggs in advance before adding to this mix).
  3. Stir in the pineapple and carrots.
  4. Blend together the other dry ingredients; stir this mixture into the batter thoroughly.
  5. Add vanilla, moistened raisins, and nuts.
  6. Stir again.
  7. Pour batter into prepared pan(s).
  8. Bake in bread pans for 45-40 minutes, or in a Bundt pan for 60 minutes, or in muffin pans for 20 minutes. With any of those methods, check to be sure the baking is complete, with a toothpick. If the toothpick doesn’t come out clean, then give it a few more minutes of baking, and then re-test.

SERVING

Makes 1 Bundt pan loaf, 2 bread pan loaves, or 24 muffins.

Best served hot. But also great served cold, along with a glass of milk.

STORAGE

This stores for several days, refrigerated.

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