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Carrot Cake Oat Pecan Bread

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups all-pupose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons nutmeg
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup canola oil or (½ cup canola oil and ½ cup applesauce can be used as well)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups carrots , shredded
  • 3/4 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans , optional
  • 1/2 cup raisins , optional

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 170 – 180C. Grease a 9×5 loaf pan and set it aside.
  • In a mixing bowl whisk flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt together. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine oil, sugars, eggs, vanilla and mix well.
  • Add the flour mixture to the oil mixture and stir just a few strokes.
  • Fold in the carrots, rolled oats, ½ cup pecans and raisins, (optional) just until everything is combined.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and sprinkle ¼ cup chopped pecans on top. Add foil loosely over the top of the batter the last 15-20 minutes of baking in case the pecans start browning too much. You will be able to smell them if they start too.
  • Bake it in the preheated oven for 60-70 minutes or until a tester comes out clean.
  • Cool completely.