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Low Fat Whole Wheat Carrot Bread [Vegan]

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This Carrot Bread is whole-wheat, extremely low-fat, and it contains the wholesome goodness of applesauce and flax. I sweeten it– as I do all my sweets– with turbinado sugar, a raw sugar with the flavor of molasses.

Low Fat, Whole-Wheat Carrot Bread (Vegan)

This Recipe is :

Oil Free / Low Fat Vegan


2 loaves


  • 3 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp powdered cardamom (run the whole pods– about 10– in a coffee grinder with a tablespoon of the sugar to get a fine grind)
  • 1 cup cashew nuts, chopped into large pieces
  • Mix the ingredients together and set aside.
  • In another bowl, mix together:
  • 3 tbsp flaxmeal and 9 tbsp water
  • 4 tbsp canola or other vegetable oil
  • 1 cup turbinado sugar

Then whisk in

  • 1 3/4 cup applesauce
  • 2 1/4 cups grated carrots
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins (optional)


  1. Add the wet mixture to the dry, with a spatula or a whisk, using 1/3rd of the flour at a time. You want a lumpy but well-integrated batter. Do not overmix because you don’t want to develop the gluten in the flour.
  2. Grease and flour two standard-size loaf pans. Divide the batter equally between the two and smooth down the top.
  3. Bake in a preheated 325-degree oven 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  4. Cool on a rack about 15 minutes, then slide a knife around the edges to unmold. Place right-side-up on a rack to cool





Vaishali Honawar is a former journalist and the blogger behind Holy Cow! Vegan where she veganizes popular Indian recipes and dishes up food for thought. Vaishali was born in India and now lives in the Washington, D.C. area with her husband, two dogs, and two cats. She is a foster volunteer for the city’s animal shelter and she must be doing something right because one of her foster dogs, Freddie, adopted her for a good six years.



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14 comments on “Low Fat Whole Wheat Carrot Bread [Vegan]”

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1 Years Ago

Where's the carrot?

Kat Smith
23 Jun 2016

Hi Katy! The carrot is under the "whisk in" ingredients.

Marzhmallow Pets
3 Years Ago


Ignacio Mejia
3 Years Ago

se ve de maravilla.

Live Peace
3 Years Ago

dude wheat is bad for you

Jan Andrews
3 Years Ago


Rose A. Starr
3 Years Ago

You need fats and oils to feed your brain, which is made of fat.

Kathryn Bulver
16 Dec 2013

We need essential fatty acids, but there is no nutritional need for oils, which are just concentrated calories. Plenty of essential fats in whole foods.

Live Peace
16 Dec 2013

coconut oil is good

Colleen Lewis
16 Dec 2013

Avocados are better!!!Yum!!!.

Dan Paulson
3 Years Ago

Id skip the 4tbsp of oil too

23 Mar 2015

You can sub applesauce for oil!

Stephanie Kim
3 Years Ago

this looks delicious but 1 cup of cashews is not "low fat" at all

Athylia Paremski
3 Years Ago

Shannon Chapman omg


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