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Chocolate Chip Carrot Bread

 Chocolate Chip Carrot Bread
My family likes sweet breads, and this loaf incorporates many of their favorite ingredients. I'm a former newspaper food columnist, and coming up with flavorful recipes that are a little out-of-the-ordinary is a favorite pastime.
32 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 3 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups grated carrots
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first nine ingredients. In a small
  • bowl, beat the eggs, orange juice, oil and vanilla. Stir into the
  • dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in the carrots and
  • chocolate chips.
  • Transfer to two greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350°
  • for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10
  • minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 2 loaves.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 176 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 150 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.