By Mayo Clinic Staff

Dietitian's tip:

Flaxseed flour and spices, including cayenne pepper, combine to give this tea bread a rich flavor.

Number of servings

Serves 18
  1. Low Sodium

Ingredients

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

Directions

Heat oven to 375 F. Sift wheat and flax flours, baking soda, baking powder, salt and spices into a large bowl. Whisk until combined.

In a separate bowl, mix together eggs, brown sugar, honey, applesauce, olive oil and almond extract. Stir in lemon zest, carrots and raisins.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just 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. Cool and cut into 1/2-inch slices.

Nutritional analysis per serving

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

  • Total carbohydrate 25 g
  • Dietary fiber 3 g
  • Sodium 140 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total fat 4 g
  • Trans fat Trace
  • Cholesterol 21 mg
  • Protein 2 g
  • Monounsaturated fat 2.5 g
  • Calories 144
  • Added sugars 10 g
  • Total sugars 14 g

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

Jan. 26, 2019