August 29, 2012

Mimi's Cafe Carrot Bread...oh my!

Dark, moist carrot bread is a Mimi's Cafe specialty. Now the tastiest carrot bread ever can be yours to create at home with a couple of grated carrots, molasses, raisins and chopped walnuts.

  • 1 1/2 C. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. saltb
  • 1 C. vegetable oil
  • 1 C. plus 2 Tbs. granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 C. molasses
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 C. shredded carrot
  • 1 C. raisins
  • 3/4 C. chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl. In another bowl, combine oil, sugar, eggs, molasses, and vanilla with an electric mixer. Add shredded carrot and mix. Add raisins and walnuts and mix well by hand. Pour flour mixture into the other ingredients and stir until combined. Pour batter into two ungreased 8-inch loaf pans. Bake for 60 minutes, or until done. Makes 2 loaves.

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