Photo: Karry Hosford
8 servings (serving size: 1 slice)

This bread is rich in protein. Oats provide soluble fiber, and carrots contribute betacarotene. Slice the entire loaf, wrap slices individually in foil, and freeze for up to a month. Toss a slice in your briefcase - when you get to work, it should be thawed.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat over to 350°.

Step 2

To prepare bread, lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours, oats, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Step 3

Place brown sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add water and egg; beat well. Beat in milk and vanilla. Gradually add flour mixture, stirring just until blended. Fold in carrot and raisins. Spoon batter into a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.

Step 4

To prepare frosting, place cream cheese and powdered sugar in a bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until fluffy. Beat in lemon juice. Spread frosting over top of cooled bread.

Ratings & Reviews

Annmarie1997's Review

September 14, 2013
O M Goodness! I made this bread; actually my 15 year old did and it was the best bread ever. I loved it so much I shared with some of my friends. They too complimented the great taste. I did not use the frosting for I believed it would've been sweet enough. Did substitute soy flour, soy milk and regular raisins. This is a wonderful bread for carrot cake lovers.

smd1212's Review

May 25, 2010
Delicious! I subbed orange-mango juice for water in bread and for lemon juice in frosting, 2% milk not whole, and used old-fashioned oats because we prefer the flavor and chewiness. I found 50 minutes was enough baking time. Great bread, but I can see where some might think a bit sweet for breakfast. More like a healthier carrot cake!

JennySmith's Review

January 11, 2010
Tasty! I substituted all purpose flour for the soy flour, used 2% milk and used regular raisins. The recipe was easy to put together. And the frosting - heaven. The only thing was that I think I cooked this for ~10 minutes more than it asked and when I took it out of the oven, it *still* wasn't done and ended up falling apart. Even though it wasn't that pretty in the end, it was very, very tasty and easy to make.

gradchica's Review

October 18, 2009
Substituted a 4oz jar of sweet potato (baby food) instead of yogurt--worked well! I'd take it out a few minutes early as well, but even when baking the full time it is not too dry.