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Sweet Carrot Bread or Muffins

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Depending on their skills, show kids how to:

  • Measure flours and other dry ingredients
  • Crack and beat eggs
  • Mix batter
  • Spoon batter into pan


1 cup
sliced carrots (about 1 can (14.5 ounces) or 2 to 3 fresh carrots)
2⁄3 cup
packed brown sugar
egg, lightly beaten
1 cup
nonfat or 1% milk
1 teaspoon
2 cups
baking mix (biscuit or pancake mix)
3⁄4 cup
raisins or other dried fruit (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare baking pans. If making a loaf, lightly spray or oil and flour a 9x5 bread pan. If making muffins, lightly oil or spray a muffin tin.
  2. Cook carrots until they are very soft.
    Fresh - Steam or boil.
    Frozen - Follow package directions or microwave, steam or boil.
    Canned - Rinse and drain.
  3. Mash carrots well with a fork or potato masher, or use a blender or food processer to puree until smooth.
  4. In large bowl, mix carrots with brown sugar, egg, and milk until well blended. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
  5. Pour batter into prepared bread pans or fill 12 muffin cups about 2/3 full.
  6. Bake bread for 50 minutes or muffins for 18 to 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  7. Let cool slightly then remove from pans. Cool completely then store in an air-tight container at room temperature.


Sweet Carrot Bread or Muffins
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour
Makes: 12 slices or muffins
Nutrition Facts: View Label
Last updated: 10/09/20

4 Comments for "Sweet Carrot Bread or Muffins"

Is there a good substitute for the egg in this recipe.  Would applesauce work instead?

We will do some testing and post another reply when we have results.

The Food Hero Team

This recipe was a huge hit! I made both muffins and bread using regular pancake mix and they turned out great. The muffins were all gone within a day! I had frozen carrots on hand so I steamed them in the microwave before mashing. I also added chopped almonds to the bread for a little crunch.

Another great and easy Food Hero recipe! Everyone ate the perfect muffins up.... We made the muffins and used whole grain baking mix but want to try the Food Hero Master Mix next time. Oh and we had some currents in the cupboard and used those to mix in.