A healthy Meatless Monday recipe for a simple soda bread flavored by carrot and raisins
This recipe is perfect for making use of leftover carrot pulp from juicing. It only requires six ingredients and doesn’t call for sugar, oil, butter or eggs, making this soda bread a healthy breakfast or tea-time snack option that’s fast and easy to prepare.
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup carrot pulp/ shredded carrots
3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons buttermilk
1/2 cup raisins
Preheat oven to 400° F. Combine flours, baking soda and salt in a large bowl and mix well.
Make a well in the center of mixture, add buttermilk and carrot, and stir until the wet ingredients are incorporated into the dry ingredients. A sticky dough will form.
Add raisins and gently knead them into the dough with your hands.
Shape the dough into a ball and transfer to a 9-inch cast iron skillet or a baking pan lined with parchment paper.
Bake for 40 minutes or until dough is crusty and brown. It’s ready when you tap the bottom and it sounds hollow.
Transfer bread to a cooling rack and allow to cool before slicing.
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