Recipe Carrot Bread with Applesauce – When you want something sweet in the morning, a warm thick slice of Carrot Bread makes a deliciously satisfying breakfast.
A great alternative to your morning bowl of oatmeal, the Recipe Carrot Bread with Applesauce below is gluten free, dairy-free and has no refined sugar. With almost 3 full cups of fruits and vegetables from the applesauce, carrots and raisins, it’s also filled to the brim with phytonutrients, antioxidants and fiber. Might as well have another slice!
Recipe Carrot Bread with Applesauce
Two of the most important things about homemade bread is the taste and texture. If it isn’t moist and pleasantly sweet, homemade bread quickly becomes second place to store bought, unhealthy versions. The good news is that this Recipe Carrot Bread with Applesauce is ultra-tasty and super moist! It’s also loaded with fall and winter spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves for that festive, cozy smell we all love. With this recipe, you’ll choose homemade each and every time.
Carrot Bread – The Perfect Make Ahead Breakfast
One of the biggest factors holding people back from eating clean is time. If we’re being transparent, clean eating does take more effort than fast food and frozen microwave meals. However, clean eating does not have to be all consuming of your time! Try taking an evening or two a week to meal prep for the next few days. After this, store recipes in the fridge or freezer for simple and quick reheating! This recipe, in particular, is a perfect make ahead meal that is delicious warmed back up!
Shortcuts for Quicker Baking
If you’re super short on time, you can even make meal prepping quicker with just a few easy tricks! Try the tips below for less time in the kitchen, and apply to recipes moving forward…
Tip #1: Steam in the Microwave: For this particular recipe, steaming the carrots prior to blending is required. Instead of taking all that time to boil water and steam the traditional way, use the microwave instead! Simply place veggies in a microwave safe glass bowl, add just enough water to cover veggies, place a paper towel on top, and heat for around 5 minutes, or until tender. Microwaving is an easy peasy, much quicker option for steaming or heating when you’re in a rush.
Tip #2: Buy Pre Packaged Plant Based Milk: While it’s rather simple to make plant based milk from home, it definitely requires more effort than buying it in store. Just be sure you’re buying a healthy brand with no emulsifiers, oils, or added sugars!
Tip #3: Crush Walnuts, Don’t Chop: Instead of chopping the walnuts in this recipe which can be quite time consuming, simply crush them instead! Place in a bowl or ziplock bag, and use the bottom of a metal measuring cup to crush the walnuts into small pieces. Voila! You’ve got ready-to-use walnuts.
More Make Ahead Breakfast Ideas
Like mentioned above, make ahead meals are the answer to making clean eating sustainable. With just a few hours of prep, you can make mornings both nutritious and easy! Here are a few of our favorite breakfast recipes to prep ahead:
Donut Holes Recipe: Donut Holes Recipe are moist, delicious and irresistible. These donuts holes are healthy too. No refined oil, refined sugar, dairy or gluten.
Recipe for Healthy Pumpkin Muffins: This tasty recipe for Healthy Pumpkin Muffins is gluten free, dairy free and naturally sweetened. Plus, we used non-toxic baking muffin pans.
No Bake Cookie Oatmeal: No Bake Cookie Oatmeal taste JUST like No Bake Cookies! Healthy and full of fiber, iron, magnesium, antioxidants. Make in less than 10 mins.
Baked Oatmeal with Wild Blueberries: This Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries and almond topping takes no more than 15 minutes to prepare and keeps for several days in the fridge.
Clean eating includes much more than only ingredients, it also includes clean cook and bakeware as well! After all, what you’re cooking and baking your food often ends up in your food to some extent. Our favorite bakeware to date is Xtrema Cookware. Xtrema offers 100% ceramic cookware, and offers a wide array of selections. For all my bread recipes, I use their Loaf Pan. The heat distribution is perfect, and I love knowing I’m not adding any additional toxins to my food.
Xtrema Loaf Pan
Xtrema’s Loaf Pan is made with 100% ceramic, and is toxin-free. Great for homemade, clean eating breads!
Ready to learn how to make this tasty recipe for yourself? Let’s get into the recipe!
Recipe Carrot Bread with Applesauce
A great breakfast option, the Recipe Carrot Bread with Applesauce below is gluten free, dairy-free and has no refined sugar.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 45 minutes
- Total Time: 55 minutes
- Yield: 8 1x
- 2 cups measure-for-measure gluten free flour
- 2 cups unsweetened applesauce
- 3/4 cup steamed chopped carrots
- 1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, optional
- 1/4 cup coconut palm sugar
- 2 organic (pastured eggs or egg substitutes
- 1/2 cup unsweetened plant milk
- 3 tablespoons unrefined red palm oil, vegan butter, or coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- Pinch ground cloves
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly coat an 8 x 4-inch loaf pan with oil.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix together the flour, coconut palm sugar, cinnamon, unrefined sea salt, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg and cloves.
- In a high-speed blender, add the eggs, plant milk, maple syrup, oil, applesauce and steamed carrots; process until smooth and creamy.
- Pour the wet ingredients in with the dry. Stir in the raisins and walnuts.
- Transfer the mixture to the pan. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
- Remove from the pan and cool completely on a wire rack. Enjoy!
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P.S. If you have a favorite healthy make-ahead breakfast recipe, please leave a comment below and tell me all about it!