Monday, September 13, 2010

Spiced Carrot & Pineapple Loaf

This recipe makes wonderful loaves and even better muffins! The cinnamon and nutmeg really enhance the flavor, the pineapple helps keep it all moist and the top of the loaf gets a little crispy. Soooo good!

1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup margarine, softened
1 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup crushed pineapple, drained
3 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
3 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
3 cups grated carrots
1 cup raisins
1/4 cup walnuts (optional)

- Mix together ingredients in order given.
- Divide batter evenly to fill 2 loaf pans.
- Bake @ 350° for 75-80 minutes.
Note: To make muffins, adjust cooking time down.

P.S.: I adapted this recipe from one my mother-in-law gave us. Thanks Ellie!


  1. Visiting from the Blog Hops! I love your site. I can't wait to get to know you better. Stop by when you get the chance. I have a Meet Me Monday blog hop and I would love if you could join in. Its the first thing posted on my site and it runs through Friday!

  2. Nice loaf! This would be great with a cup of tea!

  3. Just stopping by from Amy's Blog. I am going to make your loaf today, my husband loves pineapple.

  4. What a great recipe! I have a feeling that I would realllly like this! Thanks!

  5. Sounds delicious! Sorry I missed the recipe exchange last week :( I was busy working on my Foodbuzz challenge. Hopefully, this week!

  6. Fantastic looking loaf! Carrot cake is one of my favorites and this sounds delicious :o) Thanks for sharing!

  7. I love the spices you have used, and also the carrot and pineapple combination. Yum!

  8. That loaf looks amazing! And I'm sure it tastes even better.

    Thank you so much for joining my blog hop! :)

  9. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and raisins all scream fall. sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing.


  10. Love the pineapple! I bet it adds a nice sweetness in addition to keeping the cake moist. I love a loaf like this--it works as breakfast, mid-day snack, and dessert!

  11. My in-laws are on their way over to spend the night. I think I'll make this so we have something tasty for breakfast tomorrow. Thanks for passing the recipe along. It looks delicious.

  12. It was a great recipe, but mine turned out a little too crumbly for a loaf; maybe muffins will be better! As a personal preference, I'd put a little more cinnamon & nutmeg than called for in the recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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