Carrot-Apple Bread


Ever since we bought a bread machine (during Thanksgiving), I have been making my own bread. It took me a while to start using it but now I make one loaf a week. It serves as a quick breadfast during busy weekday mornings. I make coffee, put my toast or sweet bread in a zip lock bag and off we go. Breakfast time is a stop at red lights (So, thankful for them ;)). So, this week I changed a few ingredients in the quick bread recipe and viola a healthy fruit+veggies breakfast bread. Below is the recipe. It is for Sunbeam bread machine but can be made traditional way too.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large red delicious apple chopped
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded carrots
  • 3 Tbs chopped almonds
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs beaten (You can substitute with flax meal)
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. chai masala
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

Recipe: Bread Machine:

  1. In a small bowl combine apple and almond, set aside.
  2. Spray bread pan and kneading blade with non-stick cooking spray and attach the kneading blade to the pan.
  3. Place the ingredients in bread pan in following order: eggs, oil, flours, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, cinnamon, chai masala and salt. Add the shredded carrots and then the apple almond mix.
  4. Place the pan in bread machine, select quick bread setting and start.

Traditional oven:

  1. Beat the eggs in a container. Now, Add oil and sugar to the eggs and mix.
  2. In another container, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, chai masala and salt (all dry ingredients).
  3. Add shredded carrots, apple and almond to the dry mixture made in step 2.
  4. Now, thoroughly mix the wet ingredients (step 1) with dry. Add a little oil if required. You should have a thick batter like consistency.
  5. Pour the mix in a bread or cake pan and bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 mins.
  6. Check the center of the bread with a toothpick or fork.

Tips: You can substitute Carrot with Zucchini for incorporating a different veggie in your diet.

I have also made blackberry and apple bread with this recipe. I substituted eggs with flax meal (but used 2 cups AP flour) and it tasted yum.

Enjoy with tea or coffee. Or as a dessert with some whipped cream. Happy Eating 🙂

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