There are few sweet treats (or even savory treats) that are as delicious as carrot cake. At least, that’s how I feel. Carrot cake just has such a warm and inviting flavor that’s not too sweet but just sweet enough to curb an insatiable sweet tooth. Needless to say, I’m 100% a fan of carrot cake.
So, needless to say, I’m almost overqualified in introducing this homemade bread recipe from Bob’s Red Mill to you. This Carrot Bread with Coconut and Cardamom tastes like a denser and more comforting version of your carrot cake recipe. Coconut and coconut oil add a bit of extra sweetness while cardamom adds a really warm and inviting flavor depth.
This is the perfect homemade bread recipe for spring but, honestly, tastes amazing at all times of the year. Believe me when I say that you don’t want to pass up this delicious “carrot cake” recipe!
Carrot Bread with Coconut and Cardamom
Bob’s Red Mill Everyday Gluten-Free Cookbook by Camilla V. Saulsbury, p. 267
Makes 12 slices
- 2/3 cup sorghum flour (150 mL)
- 2/3 cup millet flour (150 mL)
- 2/3 cup potato starch (150 mL)
- 2 tsp GF baking powder (10 mL)
- 1 tsp ground cardamom (5 mL)
- 1/2 tsp baking soda (2 mL)
- 1/2 tsp fine sea salt (2 mL)
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar (250 mL)
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup melted virgin coconut oil (125 mL)
- 2 cups shredded carrots (500 mL)
- 1 1/4 cups unsweetened flaked coconut (300 mL)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
- Grease a 9×5 inch (23 by 12.5 cm) metal loaf pan. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together sorghum flour, millet flour, potato starch, baking powder, cardamom, baking soda and salt.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together brown sugar, eggs and coconut oil until well blended.
- Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and stir until just blended. Gently fold in carrots and coconut.
- Spread batter evenly in prepared pan and loosely tent pan with foil.
- Bake in preheated oven for 80 to 90 minutes or until top is golden and a tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool in pan on a wire rack for 20 minutes, then transfer to the rack to cool completely.
An equal amount of olive oil or melted unsalted butter can be used in place of the coconut oil.
Store the cooled bread, wrapped in foil or plastic wrap, in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Alternatively, wrap it in plastic wrap, then foil, completely enclosing bread, and freeze for up to 3 months. Let thaw at room temperature for 4 to 6 hours before serving.
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Do you think carrot cake is better with or without some coconut?
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