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Carrot Raisin Banana Bread, whole grain and no refined sugar

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Carrot Raisin Banana Bread, whole grain and no refined sugars!
Carrot Raisin Banana Bread

I was trying to come up with a nice introduction to this recipe but failed. Which is a shame as this bread is not only healthy it is also super delicious! So I think it best to cut to the chase and simply declare,

You. Must. Make. This. Bread. Or. You. Will. Be. Sorry!

Carrot Raisin Banana Bread
by the seat of my pants
350-degree oven

2 c whole wheat flour - we use Spelt berries, pastry grind
1 t salt
1 t soda
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t cardamom
1/4 t ginger

2-3 carrots - grated 
1 c raisins - chopped fine. (you may leave whole if desired)

2 bananas
2 c whole pitted dates
2 eggs
1/4 c oil

1/4 c water
1/4 c real maple syrup
1 T vanilla

Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl, whisk to combine, set aside.

Combine bananas, dates, eggs, and oil in the bowl of a food processor, pulse to begin chopping action, when the mixture is clinging together, switch to full "on" and puree until smooth. The Mixture will be thick. 

Add grated carrots and raisins to the dry ingredients. Top with the date mixture, water, maple syrup and vanilla. Mix well, there should be no wet pockets of ingredients, nor any dry pockets of ingredients. 

Scrape batter into a prepared loaf pan. Bake 1 hour 15 minutes or until done in your oven. Let rest in the pan, 15 minutes, turn out onto a wire rack or cloth towel, let cool completely. Wrap in parchment and store 24 hours before serving. 

Carrot Raisin Banana Bread, whole grain and no refined sugars.
Carrot Raisin Banana Bread, whole grain with no refined sugars

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  1. Hopped over from the Homestead hop to say YUM!!! I love using dates!! Going to give this a go using gluten free. Thanks!!

    1. Glad you stopped by, I hope you like the bread, I have enjoyed working on whole wheat versions of our favorites.

  2. Yummeee! Sounds good. I'll have to share with my mother. She loves making holiday breads! The Count Down To Christmas party started today.
    Come over and share all your Christmas posts!
    Merry Christmas!

  3. With those ingredients, I have to agree: I must make it!!

    1. Let me know what you think, and thanks for visiting.

  4. Yum! Sounds perfect with a cup of tea. :) Thanks for sharing.

    1. Your right, fruit and spice breads always do. Thanks for visiting.

  5. What a very special bread for the holidays! Hope you have a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

  6. This looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Funtastic Friday Blog Hop :)


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