Moist, Delicious, Dark...and Nutritious! "Healthified" Mimi's Carrot Raisin Bread Can Be Yours!

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Now the tastiest carrot-raisin bread ever can be yours to create and enjoy at home with no guilt attached! It comes out of the oven smelling like heaven on earth.

Serve while it's warm, and don't be stingy! The original Mimi's recipe boasts a whopping 481 calories and 27 g of fat for a comparable serving size. This recipe contains only 207 calories per serving and 9 g of fat, without sacrificing any of the original recipe's flavor or texture. This lighter version is also packed with omega-3's, fiber, vitamins and minerals.

Serve this versatile bread as a side dish with a meal, as a complete breakfast, or as a dessert with a dollop of light whipped cream (not included in calorie count.)
Mimi's Café Carrot Raisin Bread Light

Whole Wheat Flour, 1.5 cup
Baking Soda, 1 tsp
Baking Powder, 2 tsp
Cinnamon Powder, 2 tsp
Allspice, .25 tsp
Salt, .5 tsp
Canola Oil, .25 cup
Applesauce, unsweetened, .75 cup
Molasses, .25 cup
Water, 6 tbsp
Brown Sugar, .25 cup, packed
Splenda Brown Sugar, 1 cup
Egg, fresh, 1 large
Flax Seed Meal (ground flax), 2 tbsp
Pineapple, canned, .5 cup, crushed (one 8 oz can)
Walnuts, .5 cup pieces or chips
Raisins, .5 cup, packed
Carrots, raw, .5 cup, shredded

1. Sift first 6 ingredients into a mixing bowl.

2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the oil, applesauce, molasses, water, brown sugar, Splenda, egg and flax.

3. Stir the liquid mixture into the flour; mix well.

4. Add the last four ingredients; stir again.

5. Grease and flour a 9-inch square pan.

6. Bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes.

Yields 12 servings.

Nutritional Info
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 207.9
Total Fat: 8.9 g
Cholesterol: 17.7 mg
Sodium: 297.6 mg
Total Carbs: 35.2 g
Dietary Fiber: 3.2 g
Protein: 3.9 g
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