Kefir and Carrot Loaf
Imagine a Carrot Loaf that's not only delicious, but highly nourishing as well. Don't just imagine it, you can eat it too with this Kefir and Carrot Loaf that's stuffed full of all the goodness fruits, seeds and whole grains have to offer.
- 1 cup grated carrots
- 1 cup whole milk kefir
- 1/2 cup fresh orange or pineapple juice
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup flax seed, ground
- 1/2 cup wheat germ
- 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
Preheat the oven to 325F and lightly oil a loaf tin (I used fractionated coconut oil)
Pop the carrots, kefir, juice, maple syrup, raisins, sunflower seeds, coconut oil, eggs and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Beat ingredients together until well combined
In another bowl, combine the flour, flax seed, what germ, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Fold the dry ingredients gradually into the carrot mixture until well combined
Place the batter into a lightly oiled loaf tin and bake for about one hour, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the load comes out dry. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before removing from the tin.
Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 34.3g | Protein: 6.5g | Fat: 8.8g | Saturated Fat: 4.8g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Fiber: 3.2g | Sugar: 12.4g