Apple-Carrot Bread

Fondation OLO | Recette | Pain aux pommes et aux carottes
the illustrated version
of this recipe

A sweet bread for breakfast, snack time or dessert

  • Servings: 10
  • Preparation time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking time: 60 minutes
  • Cost per serving: 32¢
  • Storage: 4 days in the fridge. Can be frozen.
  • Kitchen tools: Measuring cups and spoons, grater, cutting board, sharp knife, vegetable peeler or small sharp knife, 9 x 5-inch bread pan, parchment paper (or oil), small bowl, wooden spoon, large bowl, spatula, fork
  • This original recipe was developed by Extenso—the Université de Montréal reference centre on human nutrition


  • 375 ml (1½ cup) whole-wheat flour
  • 10 ml (2 tsp) ground cinnamon
  • 10 ml (2 tsp) baking powder
  • 2.5 ml (½ tsp) baking soda
  • 2.5 ml (½ tsp) salt
  • 125 ml (½ cup) canola oil
  • 250 ml (1 cup) brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 80 ml (1/3 cup) milk
  • 375 ml (1½ cup) carrots, peeled and grated (1 to 2 carrots)
  • 1 apple, peeled and grated


1. Place oven rack in the middle position and preheat the oven to 180 °C (350 °F). Oil a bread pan or cover with parchment paper.

2. In a small bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

3. In a large bowl, add the oil, brown sugar and eggs and mix with a fork.

4. Add the milk, carrots and apple and mix a little more.

Variation: You can add nuts, raisins or dried cranberries.

5. Add the flour mixture and stir together gently with a spatula until the preparation has a smooth and even texture. Pour into the bread pan.

6. Bake for about 1 hour, or until the top is brown and a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. Allow to cool before slicing and serving.

Nutritional balance

This recipe provides foods from the following food groups:

  • Grain products

Delicious served with a glass of milk or fortified soy beverage.