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Spiced Carrot Raisin Tea Bread

Tip by Mayo Clinic staff


Flaxseed meal and spices, including chili peppers, combine to give this tea bread its rich flavor.

To make this plant based, use maple syrup instead of honey.

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    Low Sodium


  1. 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  2. 1/4 cup flaxseed meal
  3. 1/2 tsp baking soda
  4. 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg

  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/ 4 tsp chili powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup honey 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon almonds Extract

        1 tablespoon grated lemon zest

      • 2 cups chopped carrots (about 4)
      • 2/3 cup raisins
        • directions

          Heat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Sift in wheat and flax meal, baking soda, baking powder, salt and spices into a large bowl. Stir until combined.

          In another bowl, combine eggs, brown sugar, honey, applesauce, olive oil and almond extract. Add lemon zest, carrots and raisins.

          Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and whisk until fully combined, taking care not to over mix. Pour the batter into a lightly greased 9 x 5-inch loaf pan and bake at 375 F for 45 to 60 minutes, until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool and cut into 1/2-inch slices.

          Nutritional analysis per serving

          Serving Size: 1 slice (1/2 inch thick) Total Carbohydrates 25g

          Dietary Fiber 3 Grams Sodium 140 mg

            saturated fat 1 gTotal Fat 4 gTrans fat Trace

            • cholesterol 21 mg
            • protein 2 g

            • monounsaturated fat

          2.5 g


          144Added Sugar 10 gTotal sugar 14 g

    Diabetes Meal Plan Options

  • Fat 1
  • Fruit 1/2 Starch 1

    Created by chefs at the Dan Abraham Center for Healthy Living at Mayo Clinic.

    • July 29, 2022




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