Carrot Walnut Bread

I love baking quick breads. Well, because I haven’t tried baking breads using yeasts, I am not so prepared with the hand-work of kneading doughs. But it is already in line if time allows me to. Baking CARROT WALNUT BREAD is the quickest bread you can prepare and bake in your oven. I got this recipe from a friend who is very diligent in tutoring me in baking and even so thoughtful of sending me these walnuts from US. I didn’t notice that I ran out of crushed pineapple but my carrot walnut bread minus the crushed pineapples tastes even great.

I grew up just knowing two kinds of nuts, peanuts and cashew nuts. I just got acquainted with nuts like walnuts, pistachios, almond and hazelnuts when I started baking, cooking and blogging. Walnuts are edible seeds from a tree of genus Juglans. I don’t know those are, hihi. But you can search in google for that. They are rich in anti-oxidants and is best to improve body fat in overweight adults. Walnuts are quite pricy in our country but they can be bought in small packages in some stores. Walnuts are best in carrot bread but if don’t have extra money to buy walnuts, you can use cashew nuts instead, or just top the Carrot Bread batter with chopped peanuts.
 
You may also try baking my other carrot bread recipes like CARROT BAR and PINEAPPLE CARROT MUFFINS.

CARROT WALNUT BREAD

1 cup chopped walnuts
2 1/2 cups grated carrots
1 cup raisins
1 cup orange juice
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup canola oil
4 large eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. ground cloves

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, soak raisins in orange juice for about 10 minutes then drain with paper towels. Set aside

Cream oil and sugar together until light and fluffy in a mixing bowl. Beat in eggs and vanilla until well blended. Set aside.

Sift all dry ingredients together. Then mix into the wet mixture until well incorporated. Add grated carrots, raisins and walnuts. Pour batter in greased pan.

Bake for 25-30 minutes.

Remove from oven. Let cool and serve you CARROT WALNUT BREAD during snack time!

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