Carrot raisin quick bread (Plus: October Kosher Connection linkup!)

By | October 22, 2012

Were you looking for something for breakfast? Good. Because you just found it.

It feels like we just finished talking about pancakes, which is a fun breakfast if I ever knew one. Of course, it’s also not so practical, at least not if your average morning is way too rushed for you to be standing over a skillet flipping double-deckers.

That’s where carrot raisin quick bread comes in.

Now that Shabbos ends early, motsei Shabbos is the perfect time to bake for the week. You can get a couple of loaves in the oven all at once, and you’ll have a wholesome breakfast waiting for your family every morning.

If you really want to get ahead of the game, you could wrap thick slices individually in plastic wrap and just grab them on your way out the door. That’s actually much more my style, the grab-and-run breakfast.

When I was in college, I’d pack myself containers of cornflakes sprinkled with chocolate chips (I can’t stand cereal with milk) and take one each morning for the drive to campus. I stuffed spoonfuls in my mouth at red lights…there were always enough of those. Good times.

But this quick bread is so much more exciting than cornflakes.

Between the carrots, raisins, and oats, it’s a totally autumnal breakfast item. Wait. Did I just write that? Autumnal?! Let’s try again. It’s, um, a breakfast that totally works for the fall.

And it’s healthy, and it’s filling, and it’s the easiest kind of bread you can bake.

If you’re the kind of person who appreciates the earthy sweetness of carrots alongside the fruity sweetness of raisins (not to mention the warmth of honey and maple syrup), this is for you.

One year ago: Almond coffee cake


Dvora on October 22, 2012 at 11:13 am.

Will definitely have to make this – or at least have my quickbread and muffins for breakfast loving teenager step up. I think we will all enjoy this one!


Melinda (Kitchen Tested) on October 22, 2012 at 2:12 pm.

Wow! Love the combo of carrots and raisins in this bread. I’m def. going to make a double batch and freeze! I want this in my house at all times.


Tali Simon on October 23, 2012 at 9:50 pm.

I always make my quick breads in pairs…and there are only two of us!


Laura on October 22, 2012 at 2:52 pm.

Yum! I think I would make this as muffins.


Ronnie Fein on October 22, 2012 at 4:20 pm.

I like most quickbreads and always have a couple of them in my freezer for snacks, or to have with cream cheese for lunch. Carrot and raisins — oh, my, sounds wonderful. I will have to try this one, especially because it contains buttermilk, which is always so wonderful in this sort of recipe.


Tali Simon on October 23, 2012 at 9:52 pm.

Although it’s great as is, cream cheese is the perfect suggestion for a spread — especially with these flavors.


Tamar Genger @joyofkosher on October 22, 2012 at 7:24 pm.

Sounds good and looks easy.


Malka on October 22, 2012 at 7:26 pm.

Wow Tali, this looks amazing. Can’t wait to make it!


Sina (@thekosherspoon) on October 23, 2012 at 1:15 am.

ive never actually made quickbreads, but this looks delicious and easy. i like the carrot-raisin combo.
and i totally wanted to congratulate you on your KA mixer! i saw the post and didnt have a chance to comment.


Tali Simon on October 23, 2012 at 9:53 pm.

Thanks, Sina. :) I’ve been working that baby!


Victoria (Itsy Bitsy Balebusta) on October 23, 2012 at 3:24 am.

This sounds ideal for breakfast! Having just started working full time, I’m at a loss at what I can grab in the morning and head out the door. I think you solved that problem though! Looking forward to motzei Shabbos baking!


Yosef - This American Bite on October 23, 2012 at 6:40 am.

You got me at “quick bread”. Looks delicious.


Alison @ Alibabka on October 23, 2012 at 4:25 pm.

You take beautiful pictures! This looks divine!


dena @ohyoucook on October 24, 2012 at 5:53 pm.

Looks delicious! A great change-of-pace from zucchini bread.


Melissa {lilmisscakes} on October 25, 2012 at 7:31 pm.

This quickbread looks super yummy. I will have to try it out soon!


OfiraOfir on October 26, 2012 at 12:17 pm.

This was amazing. We finished the loaf in two days! I made another one and replaced the carrots with a cup of puréed roasted pumpkin squash and one large mashed bananas… Dining. Love this recipe for its versatility as well as its moistness and super healthy ingredients. Thanks.


Tali Simon on October 26, 2012 at 1:25 pm.

I’ve been working on a separate pumpkin bread recipe, but I love the idea of using pumpkin here.


Allaya on November 8, 2012 at 1:47 am.

I love the use of natural sweeteners here! The bread must have a wonderfully well-rounded flavor from it. I’d love to try this!


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