Pineapple Carrot Bread Recipe
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Pineapple Carrot Bread Recipe

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My home is located in the Delaware Valley of Pennsylvania. This bread has the wonderful flavor of carrot cake, which is dearly loved in this part of the country. Because it's made with carrots, this bread is nutritious as well as economical-two important qualities in my home.
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 65 min. + cooling
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 65 min. + cooling
MAKES: 32 servings


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple, drained
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar, optional
  • 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons milk, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 192 calories, 10g fat (1g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 103mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. In another bowl, beat eggs; add carrots, oil, pineapple and vanilla. Stir into the dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in nuts.
  2. Spoon into two greased and floured 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 65-75 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. If glaze is desired, combine confectioners' sugar and milk; drizzle over loaves. Yield: 2 loaves (16 slices each).
Originally published as Pineapple Carrot Bread in Country June/July 1994, p49

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wirose User ID: 7054980 225837
Reviewed May. 3, 2015

"Wonderful bread, great tasting, however, it has too much sugar."

amy000311 User ID: 4430419 12938
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2009

"My husband gave me a wierd look when I told him what I was making but he ended up loving it! I substitute pureed white beans (with a little water to make the same consistancy as oil) for oil in all of my quick breads, you can't taste the difference but the texture is lighter and less greasy. I know it sounds wierd but once you try it you'll never go back to oil."

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