Carrot Gingerbread Loaf - thrive360
This loaf packs a decent amount of grated carrots, whole wheat flour, wheat germ and ground flaxseed to deliver some healthy benefits
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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.)

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Carrot Gingerbread Loaf

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • ¼ cup ground flaxseed
  • 2 Tbsp wheat germ
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 11/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 ½ cups grated carrots

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a large bowl, mix flours, flaxseed, wheat germ, cinnamon, ground ginger, baking powder, and ground cloves.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix canola oil, molasses, applesauce, eggs and grated ginger. Add grated carrots.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Combine well.
  5. Pour into a greased 9-inch loaf pan. Bake 55-60 minutes until tester comes out clean.

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!

  • Zannat

 

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