Friday, March 5, 2010

Carrot Bread

I've been getting tired of cereal for breakfast every morning, so when I saw my friend make zucchini bread, I asked her for the recipe. It looked like the perfect solution to my breakfast boredom.

Along with the recipe, she mentioned how next time she wanted to try carrots, and since I already had carrots in my fridge, I went with carrots. She also gave me notes on 3 separate attempts she did using different amounts of different kinds of sugar and her opinions on its effects. She said 1 cup of white sugar was too sweet. 3/4 cups of brown sugar wasn't sweet enough and 3/4 cup of white sugar was still a bit too sweet. Using this info, I decided on 1/2 cup of white sugar and 1/2 cup of brown sugar and thought it was a good level of sweetness. You can tweak it however you like.

Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book
Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
(the original calls for 1 cup of sugar instead of the mixture of white and brown sugar)
1 cup of shredded carrots
1 egg
1/2 cup oil
1/4 tsp lemon zest
1/2 cup walnuts (I forgot these)

Directions:
- Stir the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and baking powder together and set aside.
- Mix the sugar, brown sugar, carrots and egg in a separate bowl.
- Add the lemon zest and oil to the carrot mixture.
- Slowly mix in the flour mixture until evenly mixed.
- Fold in the walnuts.
- Grease a 8x4x2 loaf pan and pour the batter in.
- Cook in a 350 degree oven for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes than transfer it to a rack to finish cooling.

20 comments:

TasteHongKong said...

Looks like you have made a clever tweak on the use of sugar : )>

Sook said...

I love vegi bread like this... I've ever tried carrot bread before but sounds great!!

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

I have never try vegi bread before, this bread look so interesting.

Joanne said...

Carrot cake is one of my favorite desserts. But it's hard to justify eating it every morning. But this has the word bread in the title. Therefore it's a breakfast food right? Looks delicious.

Cinnamon-Girl said...

I don't think I ever had carrot bread! This sounds really yummy!

Laura in Paris said...

Looks delicious!

Chow and Chatter said...

wow love this what a great idea for breakfast and go on get a bubble tea Rebecca

pigpigscorner said...

I'm getting bored of cereal and oats for breakfast too, this sounds so much more yum!

Catherine said...

I don't think I've ever tried carrot bread, but it sounds delicious!

Claudia said...

I love zucchini bread - I love the use of carrots - carrots make great cake, why not bread? I am thinking I need a change from oatmeal...

Belle@Ooh, Look said...

Very nice recipe. Sounds like a great alternative to banana bread (which is sometimes way too sweet!)

noobcook said...

This is the perfect "breadfast" hehe

Jo said...

Definitely a great breakfast treat if you had been having cereal only in the mornings. Delish!

what elsie sees said...

i'm famous! i can't wait to try it with carrots. you're one step closer to getting your baking badge! ;)

gaga said...

Haha, you are! Thanks again for the great recipe. It was yummy. I'll have to make another batch soon.

kirbie said...

Oh I'm definitely going to try this out! i love carrot cake and I love zucchini bread. Carrots are cheaper than zucchini. This looks like something I will really love!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

that bread looks moist and delicious!

Cheers,

Rosa

high over happy said...

I am always looking for a good bread recipe - will have to give this a try!

The Food Hunter said...

This sounds like a great alternative breakfast treat. thanks

Sophie said...

MMMMMMM,...your carrot bread looks so fab!!!