Vegan Carrot Cake Bread
It’s Friday! Sweet!
Got any big plans for the weekend?
I’ll give you a little hint of what I’ll be doing… it involves early mornings, early evenings, sometimes a midnight wake up call, constant attention, constant cleaning up after, some teething tears, and lots of fun… oh, and she’ll be 8 months old 🙂
Ahhhh, the life of a mother. This face is totally worth it!
So how about we make a deal. I’ll stay on baby duty this weekend, and you can make this awesome carrot cake bread… Deal? Awesome!
When I started thinking of this recipe I had no plans on making it vegan, but it turned out that way. I don’t know why, but whenever I make sweet breads or muffins, the vegan version tastes so much butter! Dense, moist, rich, and delicious!
You’ll need 1 cup shredded carrots.
Some whole wheat pastry flour, salt, baking soda, and pumpkin pie spice mixed all together.
You’ll need some applesauce, canola oil, sugar, and vanilla all mixed together.
You want to combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients, and pour in a loaf pan sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
This bread would also be great with walnuts and raisins added in… but somebody in my house (husband) detests them.
- 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- 1 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup canola oil
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- optional – 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- optional – 1/2 cup raisins
Preheat over to 350 degrees
Spray loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray
Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl. Wisk together to sift. In a separate bowl, wisk together all the wet ingredients except the carrots, walnuts, & raisins. Combine wet with dry ingredients. Mix with electric mixer. Slowly work in carrots, walnuts, and raisins. Blend just until combined. Pour batter evenly into greased loaf pan and bake for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean in the center.
Have a great weekend!!! I’ll be on diaper duty 🙂
Oooh….that looks delish!!! And that picture…too cute! 🙂
Those eyes!!! She is such a pretty baby.
I’ll have this cake! And get my veggies in too. 🙂
ohh loving this healthy recipe and it looks delicious too! This looks like the perfect long weekend breakfast to me 🙂
Beautiful pic!! Of the bread, AND the bebe!
I’ll have to give this recipe a try!
what a great recipe! your baby girl is so gorgeous 🙂
I love that it is made with all whole-grain flour! I hope you have a great weekend with the sweet baby 🙂
You rock! I LOVE carrot bread…this will be made in my house this weekend for sure!!! Thanks!
I’m not vegan, but man I would love to make this, since I’m obsessed with carrot cake!!
That bread looks amazing!! Dense, moist, rich, and delicious is JUST how I like my bakery 🙂
two beautiful pictures 🙂 it sounds SO good!!!
Oooo! Look at that! Vegan or not – it’s cake, it’s bread. It needs me.
That looks so good! Love the pretty big pictures!
Hey, wait a sec! Look at that beautiful baby! God bless the baby!
That bread looks absolutely amazing. I’ve never cooked vegan bread before, but I think this might persuade me to. I love your blog!
Your weekend sounds strangely close to MY weekend! 😉
This looks delicious, and the best part of vegan baked goods is it is safe to eat the dough/batter. haha
wow that looks GREAT girl! love your baby 🙂 have a great weekend!
Great recipe, I love quick breads. How DO you find the time?! Good for you.
Your daughter is adorable, absolutely adorable!!
yum! i love the addition of pumpkin pie spice
I’m going to have to buy some whole wheat pastry flour. I keep hearing that it makes baked goods so much lighter than whole wheat flour. This looks delish!
A whole cup of carrots? Whoa, this is definitely not lacking in the beta carotene! Love it!
WOW! There’s such a thing as whole wheat pastry flour?! I’m so excited.. I’ve always considered whole wheat flour to be a baking no-no.. I’m with Kristi. I’m heading to the store and buying myself some whole-wheat pastry flour tomorrow! Guess I better write this recipe down 😉
And your little girl is precious! Those big eyes have to just make you melt. I’m sure she’s worth every midnight wake up call.
Your lil peanut is too cute!
The carrot cake bread looks great! I’m making carrot pancakes as soon as I get up and get the buttermilk I need from the grocery store!!
I have never heard of carrot cake bread but it looks great! Where have I been??
ooo i needed this bread this morning. Looks so moist!
Your lil girl has beautiful eyes… such a sweet face.
I love carrot cake… I am going to bookmark this recipe. Thank you
CARROT cake and bread are like my fave thing ever….wow. Yours looks moist & delish, great job!
carrot cake bread sounds amazing!! wow check out those gorgeous baby blues!
great idea! apple sauce is god’s gift to vegan bakers!
Carrot cake is my favorite sweet in the whole world. I must try this ASAP!
Your baby is beautiful!! 🙂
So is your carrot cake LOL! Yum, I have lots of carrots… shall I? Yes, I shall! I might make them muffins though. 🙂 Thanks for the idea.
Oh your little girl is just delicious! 🙂
What a beauty! Both your baby girl and your carrot cake!