Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Carrot and Pineapple Loaf

I usually bake  on Friday evenings or Saturday afternoons.Iam really into healthy baking these days.This loaf has no butter and is loaded with healthy carrots,walnuts and the pineapple gives a tropical touch.

Recipe source:Adapted from Blissful Baker ,Sugar Duchess originally from the book"The taste of home baking".I tweaked the recipe to make it even more healthier by substituting a part of all purpose flour with wheat flour.

Ingredients:

All purpose flour - 3/4 cup

Wheat flour - 3/4 cup

Baking soda - 1/2 tsp

Salt-1/4 tsp

Sugar-2/3 cup

Freshly ground cinnamon -1/4 tsp(1/2 tsp in the original recipe)

Freshly ground cardamom- 1/2 tsp not in the original recipe

Corn oil or vegetable oil -1/2 cup

Whole Egg - 1

Egg white- 1(i omitted this)

Grated carrot - 2 medium

Crushed pineapple - 3/4 of 8 oz can drained (After tasting a slice I felt that shoud have added the whole can)

Vanilla essence - 1 tsp

toasted and chopped pecans - 1/2 cup(I substituted walnuts)

Method: 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line  a 8×4 inch loaf pan with parchment paper,makes life lot more easier.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, cardamom and salt.

3. In a separate bowl, lightly beat the egg . Add carrots, oil, pineapple, and vanilla. Mix thoroughly.

4. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir until just combined. The batter will be very thick. Fold in walnuts.

5. Scrape batter into prepared loaf pan and bake in preheated oven for 50-60 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center of loaf comes out clean.Mine took almost 1 hour 10 minutes to bake.

Cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack, then remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack.

12 comments:

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Amazing preparation of carrot and pineapple. Wonderfully prepared.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

divya said...

looks delectable :)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Ramya - very healthy cake...

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Carrot and pineapple, yummy combo...looks perfect and delicious.

Nisa Homey said...

Healthy and yummy loaf...love the carrots and pineapple in it.

Rekha shoban said...

wow!interesting combo..looks soft!...thanks for sharing!!

Sobha Shyam said...

lovely combo, so interesting and yummy loaf..



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Premalatha Aravindhan said...

delicious loaf,luks soft n yum...

Suja Manoj said...

Love the combo,surely must have tasted super delicious..yum

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

perfect to have with coffeee.. looks so soft :)

maha said...

nice one vth beautiful clik........

Teena Mary said...

wow...i loved the combo!! Cake looks so spongy too!!!