Carrot Bread with Apple Glaze

This low-fat, quick bread is a perfect pick-me-up, post-workout replenishment or after school snack. Add protein – and even richer flavor – with a dollop of natural, unsalted peanut or almond butter.
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Serves: 12

INGREDIENTS:

CARROT BREAD

  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups carrots, shredded
  • 1/4 cup dried currants or raisins
  • 1/2 cup Sucanat
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

APPLE GLAZE

  • 2 tbsp unfiltered 100% apple juice
  • 2 tbsp raw honey
  • 1/2 tsp real vanilla extract

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray an 8 x 5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, carrots, currants, Sucanat, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda and salt; mix well.
  3. Make a well in the center and add whole egg, egg white, oil and 3/4 cup water. Stir until flour is completely incorporated and batter is moistened.
  4. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and bake 45 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a rack.
  5. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine juice, honey and vanilla for the glaze. Pour over top of carrot bread and serve.

Nutrients per 1/2-inch slice: Calories: 140, Total Fat: 3 g, Sat. Fat: 0.5 g, Carbs: 26 g, Fiber: 3 g, Sugars: 13 g, Protein: 3 g, Sodium: 220 mg, Cholesterol: 15 mg

Nutritional Bonus: Thanks to the carrots and eggs, this bread will help keep you healthy on the outside too. One slice provides 46% of your recommended daily value (DV) of vitamin A, vital for healthy teeth and skin.