Healthy Recipes

Carrot-raisin Bread
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Ingredients and Preparation
Ingredients Measures
All-purpose flour, sifted 1 ½ cups
Sugar ½ cup
Baking powder 1 teaspoon
Baking soda ¼ teaspoon
Salt ½ teaspoon
Ground cinnamon 1 ½ teaspoons  
Ground allspice ¼ teaspoon
Egg, beaten 1
Water ½ cup
Vegetable oil 2 tablespoons
Vanilla ½ teaspoon
Carrots, finely shredded 1 ½ cups
Chopped pecans ¼ cup
Golden raisins ¼ cup

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly oil a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan.
  2. Stir together dry ingredients in large mixing bowl. Make a well in center of dry mixture.
  3. In separate bowl, mix together remaining ingredients; add this mixture all at once to dry ingredients. Stir just enough to moisten and evenly distribute carrots.
  4. Turn into prepared pan. Bake for 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  5. Cool 5 minutes in pan. Remove from pan and complete cooling on a wire rack before slicing.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size ½ inch slice
Calories 99
Total Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat less than 1 g
Cholesterol 12 mg
Sodium 97 mg
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