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Chocolate Chip Carrot Bread

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling

Makes

2 loaves

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.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups 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 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups grated carrots
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. Transfer to two greased 8x4-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.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 176 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 150mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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