Carrot Glory Mini Loaves

Carrot Cake + Morning Glory Muffins = Carrot Glory Mini Loaves

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Carrot Cake: A cake flavor that all children fear which, I’m convinced, is why adults provide it at many functions.

Morning Glory Muffins: A unique muffin loaded with dried fruit, nuts, and spices that truly is the glory of the morning.

Carrot Glory Mini Loaves: The best of both worlds: cream cheese frosting, sweet raisins, cinnamon and nutmeg, and carrots, of course!

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They are simple little loaves but they pack a flavorful punch. The frosting is optional since they are pretty darn good naked but frosting never hurts anything. These little guys are perfect for breakfast or a snack to enjoy with tea.

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Carrot Glory Mini Loaves
Carrot Cake + Morning Glory Muffins + Mini Loaf Pans= Carrot Glory Mini Loaves
Ingredients
  • 1 C all purpose flour
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1/4 t nutmeg
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1/2 t baking powder
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 2/3 C apple sauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 3 T orange juice
  • 1/2 t orange zest
  • 1 heaping C grated carrots
  • 1/2 C chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 1/4 C raisins
Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Prepare mini loaf pans* with cooking spray. 2. Mix flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl with a wooden spoon. Set aside. 3. In a large bowl mix sugar and applesauce with a handheld mixer until combined. Add eggs and vanilla and mix. Add orange juice and mix until combined. Add carrots and zest and mix. 4. Slowly add flour mixture into wet mixture, using the hand mixer to combine. 5. Add chopped walnuts and raisins and mix. 6. Evenly disperse batter between the three mini loaf pans. Place loaf pans on a cookie sheet. Bake for 30-35 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 5 minutes then take out of pans to complete cooling. *I use the aluminum ones that can be found in the grocery store. They are approximately 6 inches.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 3 mini loaves
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Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
The perfect topping for Carrot Glory Mini Loaves
Ingredients
  • 1/2 C cream cheese (4 ounces), softened
  • 1/4 C salted butter, softened
  • 2 C powdered sugar
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 t cinnamon
Instructions
1. Beat cream cheese and butter together. Add one cup of powdered sugar and vanilla and mix. Add second cup of powdered sugar and vanilla and mix until combined. Add salt and cinnamon and beat. 2. Slather the cooled loaves with frosting, as desired.
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Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: approximately 1 C of frosting

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