I wanted to share a recipe I made for the first time that turned out really yummy! The original recipe was for carrot nut bread but as I so often do, I changed it up to work with ingredients I had to use up. Very slight, simple changes to just a couple things. I call it Apple Nut Bread. I will give the original recipe, and mark in parenthesis where I changed things. That way, you all could try both if you like! I’m sure the original would be really good too.
Carrot Nut Bread:
1 cup grated carrots ( I used = amount of my own canned apple pie filling)
¾ cup brown sugar ( I used ½ cup of sucanat)
1 tsp baking soda
2 ½ tsp baking powder
2 TBSP shortening ( I used real butter)
1 tsp salt
1 cup warm water or milk
1 ½ cups flour ( I used unbleached)
1 cup whole wheat flour
½ cup chopped nuts ( I used almonds)
Measure flours, baking powder, soda, salt, and sugar into bowl and mix. Add liquid, eggs, and melted shortening to dry ingredients. Mix well. ( I mixed by hand) Fold in chopped nuts and grated carrots. Pour batter into greased loaf pan. Let stand 5 minutes, then bake at 375 degrees for 1 hour. ( It only took 50 minutes for me.)
The original recipe comes from a cookbook I have titled Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking, A Mennonite Community Cookbook. There is a note at the bottom of the recipe that says “Delicious for school lunches”. No matter if you make the original, make the changes I did, or make your own version, give it a try. It is scrumdillyishous!