By Mayo Clinic Staff

Dietitian's tip:

This sweet spice tea bread has grated carrot mixed into the batter.

Number of servings

Serves 18

Ingredients

  1. 1 1/2 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
  2. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  3. 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  4. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  5. 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  6. 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  7. 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  8. 1/4 teaspoon paprika or cayenne
  9. 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  10. 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  11. 2 eggs
  12. 1/2 cup brown sugar
  13. 1/4 cup honey
  14. 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  15. 1/4 cup olive oil
  16. 3/4 teaspoon almond extract
  17. 2 cups shredded carrots (about 4 carrots)
  18. 2/3 cup raisins

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 F. Sift or whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and spices in a large bowl.

In a separate bowl, mix eggs, sugar, honey, applesauce, olive oil and almond extract. Add carrots and raisins.

Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients just until combined, being careful not to overmix. Pour batter into a lightly greased 9-by-5-inch loaf pan and bake at 375 F for 45 to 60 minutes, until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Cut into 1/2-inch slices.

Nutritional analysis per serving

Serving size :1 (1/2-inch thick) slice

  • Total carbohydrate 22 g
  • Dietary fiber 2 g
  • Sodium 150 mg
  • Saturated fat 0.5 g
  • Total fat 4 g
  • Trans fat 0 g
  • Cholesterol 21 mg
  • Protein 3 g
  • Monounsaturated fat 2.5 g
  • Calories 136
  • Sugars 8 g

Created by the chefs at Mayo Clinic's Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center.

Dec. 20, 2012