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Vegan Carrot Cake Bread


Hi there!

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
  • Method:

    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 🙂

32 Responses

  1. Casey @SpicyandSweet said on January 15, 2010 at 9:17 am

    Oooh….that looks delish!!! And that picture…too cute! 🙂

  2. Jessica said on January 15, 2010 at 9:37 am

    Those eyes!!! She is such a pretty baby.

    I’ll have this cake! And get my veggies in too. 🙂

  3. Alyson said on January 15, 2010 at 9:49 am

    ohh loving this healthy recipe and it looks delicious too! This looks like the perfect long weekend breakfast to me 🙂

  4. Anna@ Newlywed, Newly Veg said on January 15, 2010 at 9:53 am

    Beautiful pic!! Of the bread, AND the bebe!

    I’ll have to give this recipe a try!

  5. Heather @ The Joyful Kitchen said on January 15, 2010 at 11:13 am

    what a great recipe! your baby girl is so gorgeous 🙂

  6. Emily (A Nutritionist Eats) said on January 15, 2010 at 11:53 am

    I love that it is made with all whole-grain flour! I hope you have a great weekend with the sweet baby 🙂

  7. Kelly said on January 15, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    You rock! I LOVE carrot bread…this will be made in my house this weekend for sure!!! Thanks!

  8. Anne @ the doctor takes a wife said on January 15, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    I’m not vegan, but man I would love to make this, since I’m obsessed with carrot cake!!

  9. Beth at DiningAndDishing said on January 15, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    That bread looks amazing!! Dense, moist, rich, and delicious is JUST how I like my bakery 🙂

  10. Naomi (onefitfoodie) said on January 15, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    two beautiful pictures 🙂 it sounds SO good!!!

  11. Yum Yucky said on January 15, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Oooo! Look at that! Vegan or not – it’s cake, it’s bread. It needs me.

  12. Missy Maintains said on January 15, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    That looks so good! Love the pretty big pictures!

  13. Yum Yucky said on January 15, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    Hey, wait a sec! Look at that beautiful baby! God bless the baby!

  14. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman said on January 15, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    That bread looks absolutely amazing. I’ve never cooked vegan bread before, but I think this might persuade me to. I love your blog!

  15. Mommy RD said on January 15, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    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

  16. katie said on January 15, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    wow that looks GREAT girl! love your baby 🙂 have a great weekend!

  17. The Candid RD said on January 15, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    Great recipe, I love quick breads. How DO you find the time?! Good for you.

    Your daughter is adorable, absolutely adorable!!

  18. lynn @ the actors diet said on January 15, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    yum! i love the addition of pumpkin pie spice

  19. Kristi Rimkus said on January 15, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    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!

  20. sophia said on January 16, 2010 at 12:46 am

    A whole cup of carrots? Whoa, this is definitely not lacking in the beta carotene! Love it!

  21. Carissa @ Fit To Indulge said on January 16, 2010 at 12:50 am

    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.

  22. Nicole said on January 16, 2010 at 10:30 am

    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!!

  23. Ameena said on January 16, 2010 at 10:31 am

    I have never heard of carrot cake bread but it looks great! Where have I been??

  24. Sara said on January 16, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    ooo i needed this bread this morning. Looks so moist!

  25. Gelareh @ Orange Truffle said on January 16, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    Your lil girl has beautiful eyes… such a sweet face.

    I love carrot cake… I am going to bookmark this recipe. Thank you

  26. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said on January 17, 2010 at 1:37 am

    CARROT cake and bread are like my fave thing ever….wow. Yours looks moist & delish, great job!

  27. Stef said on January 17, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    carrot cake bread sounds amazing!! wow check out those gorgeous baby blues!

  28. The Paris Food Blague said on January 17, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    great idea! apple sauce is god’s gift to vegan bakers!

  29. Allie (Live Laugh Eat) said on January 17, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    Carrot cake is my favorite sweet in the whole world. I must try this ASAP!

  30. Jenn ( said on January 17, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    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.


  31. Chef Aimee said on January 17, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Oh your little girl is just delicious! 🙂

  32. Joanna Sutter (Fitness & Spice) said on January 18, 2010 at 8:46 am

    What a beauty! Both your baby girl and your carrot cake!