Here is a healthier version of a carrot loaf, made with applesauce, coconut oil, walnuts and maple syrup as the sweetener. This recipe could be turned into muffins, or a larger carrot loaf, if you choose to.
Healthy Carrot Mini Loaves
Servings: 6 mini loaves Time: 30 minutes Source: Adapted from melskitchencafe
- 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp ground cloves
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp coconut oil, melt
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 4 medium carrots, finely shredded
- 1 cup of walnut pieces
Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 6 mini loaf pan (4.5×2.5).
In a large mixing bowl combine, flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, walnuts and salt. Set aside.
In a separate mixing bowl whisk together, honey, egg, applesauce, oil, vanilla extract and the shredded carrots.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry, and mix until just combined. Try not to over mix.
Distribute the batter evenly among the loaf pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.