Spiced Carrot Amaranth Bread

Meatless Mondays: Spiced Carrot Amaranth Bread

by Cassidy Stockton in Featured Articles, Meatless Mondays, Recipes, Whole Grains 101

Quick breads are so simple and so comforting. This recipe blends warm spices like cinnamon and cloves with carrots, pecans and amaranth for an unusual, yet familiar feeling treat. Serve this bread warm from the oven with a cup of tea and some honey butter, or freeze a loaf for a ready-to-go housewarming or hostess gift. However you opt to enjoy it, this bread is a true delight.

Spiced Carrot Amaranth Bread

Spiced Carrot Amaranth Bread

Recipe by Michelle Abendschan of Je Mange la Ville

Makes 10-12 servings

  • Non-stick Cooking Spray
  • ¾ cup packed Brown Sugar
  • ¼ cup Molasses
  • ¼ cup low fat Buttermilk
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour
  • ½ cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
  • ½ tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp ground Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground Nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp powdered Ginger
  • 1/8 tsp ground Cloves
  • 1/4 cup Amaranth
  • ½ tsp Kosher Salt
  • ½ cup melted Coconut Oil
  • 1-3/4 cup grated Carrot
  • 1/2 cup chopped Pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray a 9X5-inch loaf pan with non-stick spray and set aside. In a stand mixer, mix the sugar, molasses, buttermilk, vanilla and eggs.

Sift together the flours, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves. Stir in the amaranth and salt. Add the flour-amaranth and melted coconut oil. Add a rubber spatula to scrape down the sides, if needed. Mix until just combined. Stir in carrot and pecans.

Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and spread the top out evenly. Bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan about 15 minutes, then cool completely on a wire rack before slicing.

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3 Responses to “Meatless Mondays: Spiced Carrot Amaranth Bread”

  1. This recipe sounds really nice. As I’m quit new with the GF diet I’m not sure with what GF flours I would be able to make this recipe. Can you please let me know?

    Thank you

  2. This recipe sounds really nice. As I’m quit new with the GF diet I’m not sure with what GF flours I would be able to make this recipe. Can you please let me know?

    Thank you

    • You could substitute the wheat flour with your favorite gluten free all purpose blend, or try ours. We would also recommend adding 1 tsp of xanthan gum with the flour to help replace the gluten.

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