Carrot currant loaf

Ingredients

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  • olive or canola oil spray
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1 cup wholemeal self-raising flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup currants
  • 3 medium carrots, grated
  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 190ºC (170ºC fan forced).
  2. Lightly spray a 20cm loaf tin with oil.
  3. Sift flours into a medium sized bowl, returning the husk remaining in the sieve to the bowl. Add sugar, currants and carrot. Mix well to combine.
  4. Measure milk in a medium bowl and mix in egg, oil and vanilla.
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir to mix.
  6. Spoon combined ingredients into the prepared tin and bake for 1 hour 10 minutes or until a knife inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  7. Cool in the tin then turn out onto wire rack.

Hint

  • Store in an airtight container in a cool place. Best eaten within 3 days of baking.
  • This loaf can be frozen.

Variation: Use other dried fruit such as sultanas, chopped dates, dried cranberries or dried apricots instead of currants.

Serving Suggestion: Individually wrap slices for a healthy lunch box treat.
Recipes and images supplied courtesy of LiveLighter Victoria.