Nutty Carrot Loaf - Taste USA

Nutty Carrot Loaf

  • Duration 90 minutes
  • Serving 8 Serves

Forget the cream cheese frosting! This simple loaf is inspired by a traditional carrot cake with a little nutty surprise. 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (250 mL) brown sugar 
  • ½ cup (125 mL) chunky peanut butter 
  • ½ cup (125 mL) vegetable oil 
  • 2 eggs 
  • 2 cups (500 mL) grated carrots 
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla 
  • ¼ tsp (1 mL) nutmeg 
  • ¼ tsp (1 mL) cinnamon 
  • ¼ tsp (1 mL) ground ginger 
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) baking soda 
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) baking powder 
  • 1¾ cups (425 mL) flour 
  • ½ cup (125 mL) milk 

Directions

  • 1

    Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line an 8x4-inch loaf pan with waxed paper.

  • 2

    Whisk brown sugar, peanut butter, oil and eggs until creamy. Add carrots and vanilla, and stir to combine.

  • 3

    In a separate bowl, combine spices, baking soda, baking powder, and flour. Add flour mixture to the wet mixture, alternating with milk. Pour into the pan and bake for 1 hour or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Let cool for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely.