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Chocolate Chip Carrot Bread

My family likes sweet breads, and this loaf incorporates many of their favorite ingredients. I'm a former newspaper food columnist, and coming up with flavorful recipes that are a little out-of-the-ordinary is a favorite pastime.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 loaves

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups grated carrots
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first nine ingredients. In a small bowl, beat the eggs, orange juice, oil and vanilla. Stir into the dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in the carrots and chocolate chips.
  • Transfer to two greased 8x4-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 176 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 150mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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