Carrot Raisin Bread

This was one of my greatest successes yet! Wanted to recreate Mimi’s Cafe’s Carrot Bread and ended up with an even better version (IMO).

I was in a big hurry to get my kid fed and off to his Little Shop of Horrors production (in which he is playing Mr. Mushnik, the flower shop owner – his biggest role yet!) so actually neglected to take an after picture the first time. And, of course, this deliciousness was GONE by the time I realized.

More dense and less sweet than carrot cake… It is meant to be eaten during the meal, but it’s good enough to be the meal. Or a snack between the meals. Or the appetizer before your meal. Pretty much anytime… Like for breakfast. Or dessert. You get the point… Yup!

TIPS: Many folks like to add nuts to their baked goods. I’m NOT one of them. If you like ’em, you can throw about 1/2 cup of them in when you stir in the other *additions*. I think the original adds walnuts… To make this a healthier bread, sub out the vegetable oil for coconut oil.

Carrot Raisin Bread Recipe

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup grated carrot
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup canned crushed pineapple in juice, drained
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) spray
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Lightly spray a 9 1/2″ round glass baking dish with EVOO then set aside.
  3. Sift together 1 1/2 cups flour, 2 tsp baking powder, 2 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp baking soda, and 1/2 tsp salt into a medium bowl.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together 3 eggs, 1 1/2 cups brown sugar, and 1 cup oil.
  5. Slowly add the dry mixture into the liquid mixture, blending well before you add more, until well mixed.
  6. Gently stir in 1 cup carrots, 1/2 cup pineapple, and 1/2 cup raisins.
  7. Pour batter into prepared dish.
  8. Bake for about 50 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in center comes out moist, but clean.
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving 
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19.4g25%
Saturated Fat 3.9g20%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 230mg10%
Total Carbohydrate 37.6g14%
Dietary Fiber 1.2g4%
Total Sugars 23g 
Protein 3.3g 
Vitamin D 4mcg19%
Calcium 69mg5%
Iron 1mg7%
Potassium 216mg5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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