Remember back in March when I was complaining about my CSA sending me too many beets this winter?
Well the good news is I finally made my way through the many pounds of beets and they stopped sending us some.
The bad news? They replaced the beets with carrots.
I love carrots. It’s the perfect snacking vegetable, a great vessel for hummus, an easy side dish and is pretty tasty in dessert.
Sir Pugsley is pretty crazy about them too. I even make him dog biscuits with them.
However when you end up with about, oh I don’t know 6? 7? pounds of stored winter carrots at home, you need to figure something to do with and something fast.
These carrots are giant and while tasty; they aren’t my tender, colorful carrots I love to buy from the farmer’s market during the summer. Plus as much as he’d love to go to town on them, Sir Pugsley is not allowed to have that many carrots!
What’s a girl to do? Make quick bread! That’s what! Not just any quick bread but one that tastes like carrot cake but good for you because it has olive oil.
Lucky for me, my friend Stephie at Eat Your Heart Out is letting me take over her space for the day for her monthly friends first series.
Don’t know Stephie’s blog? Well for starters she makes blackberry moscow mules, honey pistachio granola, and strawberry goat cheese freekeh salad.
So check out my Olive Oil Carrot Cake Bread and stay for more of Stephie’s delicious recipes!
One of my favorite recipes, which I make at least 2-3 times during every Holiday season (between Thanksgiving and New Years) is my Aunt Louise’s old carrot cake with cream cheese icing (the secret is the well-drained crushed pineapple in the icing). A few years ago, I started using olive oil instead of regular cooking oil in the recipe. What a difference! Even richer! Plus I know it’s a bit healthier, as well. Can’t wait to try this one! Thanks!
I couldn’t have dealt with tons of beets, but I’d devour the carrots. And make this bread – so moist and flavorful!
I wish I had a slice of this right now. YUM!
I ADORE olive oil in bread. What a great recipe!
This looks so moist and delicious!
Going to check it out now – it looks amazing!
Try as I might – I can’t convince the JuniorSousPug to enjoy carrots – he just glares at me as if to say “really – go make me short ribs and get me an apple too” but veggies – not so much. I need to try making pug treats for him that incorporate carrots. (Or I’ll have Sir Pugsley have a “come to pug” chat with him. This bread looks FANTASTIC!
This looks amazing! I’ve made savory breads with olive oil, but never sweet breads. I’ll have to try it!
Carrot cake is my favorite, and I love that you made it into a bread, this looks amazing!
I love carrot cake….you are genius for making it into a bread! Can’t wait to try your recipe 🙂
Malia doesn’t like vegetables. She likes chips though. Don’t ask.
This looks amazing. I need to make this asap.
I wish I could have big slice of this for dessert! It looks so delicious!
I have a friend whose toddler son turned orange because he ate so many carrots. Seriously. He looked like an Oompa Loompa. Just something to look out for as your work your way through the 7 pounds you have there. 🙂 That being said, please pass me a slice of bread?
We love and eat lots of carrots in salads or as a snack. This bread looks amazing. Can’t wait to give it a try!
I am going to be making this recipe soon. It looks so good and delicious. I haven’t made any baked good with olive oil.
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