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Home Health Library Recipes Spiced carrot raisin tea bread

Spiced carrot raisin tea bread

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 slice (1/2-inch thick)
Calories 144

Amount Per Serving
Monounsaturated fat 2.5 g
Saturated fat 1 g
Total fat 4 g
Sodium 140 mg
Cholesterol 21 mg
Dietary fiber 3 g
Protein 2 g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4

When you want a sweet treat, this tea bread delivers. Enjoy a healthier take on traditional dessert breads.


(Serves 18)
  • 1 1/2 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 2 cups shredded carrots (about 4 carrots)
  • 2/3 cup raisins


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.

Last Updated: July 29th, 2022