28 Nov Carrot Gingerbread Loaf
Carrot cake meet gingerbread…and we have a winner!
This loaf packs a decent amount of grated carrots, whole wheat flour, wheat germ and ground flaxseed to deliver some healthy benefits. The canola is a no-fuss oil option that doesn’t require any softening. Plus its neutral flavour allows the myraid of spices to shine through.
I love the combination of cinnamon, ginger and cloves mixed in with molasses. In case you don’t have ground cloves on hand, I used a mortar and pestle to mash my own. You may be surprised but the fresh ginger adds a nice little extra zing. For a festive occasion or otherwise, this loaf is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
If you like sweeter baked goods, feel free to add a glaze to this loaf. (Note: I find coffee chain baked goods too sweet.)
Bake in cardboard mini-loaves and pack as gifts (reduce bake time to 35-40 minutes), or slash the back time to 20-23 minutes in a muffin form. Enjoy!