Carrot-Cardamom Bread with Cinnamon Cashew Cream
Recipe type: Breakfast, Dessert
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Serves: 12 slices
Carrot-cardamom bread made with olive oil, whole-grains, and plenty of rich spices, and frosted with luxurious plant-based cinnamon cashew cream. This beautiful loaf is perfect for serving at spring brunches or to prepare for a week of nutritious breakfasts.
  • 1 cup finely grated carrots
  • ¾ cup coconut sugar (or light brown sugar)
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp. orange zest, plus 3 Tbsp. fresh orange juice
  • 1½ cups whole-wheat pastry flour (or white whole-wheat flour)
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground cardamom
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ¾ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt
  • ½ cup toasted chopped pecans or walnuts
  • **Cinnamon-Cashew Cream**
  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked in hot water for 1 hour
  • 3 Tbsp. unsweetened nut or coconut milk
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp. kosher salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 9- x 5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. Combine carrots, sugar, eggs, oil, vanilla, orange zest and juice in a large bowl; whisk to combine.
  3. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add flour mixture to carrot mixture; whisk just until combined. Fold in nuts. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  4. Bake at 350°F for 45 to 50 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes on a wire rack. Remove bread from pan; cool completely.
  5. Prepare cinnamon-cashew cream by combining all ingredients in a food processor; blend until very smooth (3 to 4 minutes). Spread cream over top of bread loaf, or on individual slices after being cut. Sprinkle with additional nuts, if desired.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 slice with frosting Calories: 350 Fat: 19 gm Saturated fat: 3 gm Carbohydrates: 42 gm Sugar: 19 gm Sodium: 160 mg Fiber: 4 gm Protein: 6 gm
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