Carrot-Raisin Bread

There were two lonely looking carrots left in my refrigerator. Oh, how sad they looked! LOL
I thought to myself, "Mmm, carrot bread? With raisins? Some cinnamon?" So, here's my slightly modified version of a recipe I found in my **Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook.

  • 3/4 C raisins
  • 1/4 C orange juice
  • 1 1/2 C all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 C sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 2 finely chopped carrots (about 1 C)
  • 1/4 C cooking oil
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease a loaf pan and set aside. In a small bowl, stir together the raisins and orange juice and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together all dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg). Make a well in the center of the dry mixture and set aside.
  3. In another bowl, combine the egg, carrots, and cooking oil, then stir in the raisin mixture. Next, add the egg mixture all at once to the dry ingredients. Stir until moistened; the batter will be lumpy.
  4. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan. Spread it evenly in the pan. Bake for about 50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for at least 10 minutes before removing from the pan. Once completely cool, wrap and store overnight before serving.
This bread turned out very well and it smelled so good while baking! I ate it warm with just a touch of butter and I made my favorite tea to go with it! This bread would be great with some chopped nuts add to the batter, and even a cream cheese drizzle on top! (I'll have to try that the next time I make it.) Delicious!

**This is a newer version than the one I own; mine is the 11th edition. I couldn't find a link for it!**

This post is linked HERE at RaisingHomemakers link-up day.


  1. Stacie,

    Your two lonely carots made me laugh!

    This recipe sounds good. I'll have to try it. The closest I've ever come has been carot cake from a box. Now all I need to do is find two loney carrots:)


  2. Yes, Debbie! Two lonely carrots is all you need! LOL
    If you try it, let me know what you think. :)

  3. This looks yummy!

    Maybe I'll give it a try...someday when I get a few extra minutes. lol

    BTW, thank you for all your supportive comments in this transitional time.

  4. Hi Lorie,

    It is pretty good. I'll be making it again.

    You are so welcome. God's will is able to go forth, no matter what season of life we're in.

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  6. Hi Heather,

    Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness. I am grateful--to God be the glory!

  7. Stacie,

    I had to LOL myself when you mentioned the "two lonely carrots," tee hee. :)

    The carrot-rasin bread you made sounds and looks good. I may try it the next time I have "two lonely carrots" in the frig. :)

    -Lady Rose

  8. Hi Lady Rose,

    Yes, the lonely carrots! I'm telling you, they were looking pretty pitiful! LOL

  9. This sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Jennifer (Unsell Family),

    It was good! I ended up putting the cream cheese drizzle on it and it made it even better.

  11. Stacie,
    I made this tonight. It was delicious! Thanks for sharing.

  12. Hi Debbie,

    Thanks for letting me know you tried the recipe. I'm glad you liked it!! Enjoy.


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