Carrot Pumpkin Bread, a two bowl healthy quick bread!
This month’s recipe redux asked us to share our favorite quick bread.
What’s a quick bread?
According to the every so helpful Wikipedia:
Quick bread is any bread leavened with leavening agents other than yeast or eggs.
Quick breads include many cakes, brownies and cookies—as well as banana bread, beer bread, biscuits, cornbread, muffins, pancakes, scones, and soda bread.
Preparing a quick bread generally involves two mixing bowls. One contains all dry ingredients (including chemical leavening agents or agent) and one contains all wet ingredients (possibly including liquid ingredients that are slightly acidic in order to initiate the leavening process).
Quick breads are my favorite as I am horrible at anything requiring yeast and kneading. I don’t have the skill and I definitely don’t have the patience! Plus, I like the consistency and taste of quick breads better! For this challenge I combined two of my favorites, pumpkin bread and carrot cake! I just dusted these loaves with powdered sugar, but by all means top with a cream cheese frosting instead! Try this vegan version from Minimalist Baker, it looks delicious!
- Dry Ingredients:
- 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
- 1½ cups oat flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon cloves
- ¼ teaspoon ginger
- 1 cup pumpkin
- ½ cup applesauce
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup pure maple syrup
- ½ cup olive oil
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 3 cups carrots, grated
- ⅓ cups raisins
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 2 loaf pans with cooking spray and set aside.
- In one bowl mix together dry ingredients. In another bowl mix together wet ingredients. Combine the wet and dry ingredients and fold in raisins.
- Transfer batter to loaf pans and bake for 25-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
This recipe combines wholesome ingredients such as whole wheat pastry flour, oat flour, pumpkin, apple sauce and a whopping 3 cups of shredded carrots!!! Ones slices weighs in at 175 calories and 6 grams of fat, but also provides 3 grams of fiber!
They don’t call it quick bread for nothing! Like wikipedia says, mix dry ingredients, mix wet ingredients and combine together! This recipe makes 2 loaves, one to share and one for you
Don’t miss out, check out the other recipes from the recipe redux group!