Sweet Bread Carrot Bread by Schmitty

posted by Schmitty 07-13-99 2:10 AM

Carrot Bread

1 pound carrots (approximately)
1 - 6 ounce can crushed pineapple drained
2 ounces crystallized ginger (diced)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 cups sugar
3 eggs lightly beaten
1 cup plus 2 tablespoon oil
3 tablespoons grated orange peel
3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup regular (not instant) oats
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350.

Peel and grate carrots to produce 1 1/2 cups finely grated carrots and 1 1/2 cups more coarsely grated carrots.

Combine carrots, pineapple, ginger and lemon juice in a bowl and set aside.

Beat together sugar and oil until creamy.

To the sugar mixture, add eggs and the grated orange peel;then mix in the carrot mixture.

In another bowl stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice.To this mixture add vanilla.

Beat carrot mixture in with flour mixture adding oats and pecans.

Stir until well mixed and spoon into 2 8 1/2 by 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 oiled loaf pans.

Bake for 45 to 55 minutes.

The loaves are done when a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool in pans on racks.

Yield 2 loaves

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