Ingredients

  • 1/4 Cup shortening
  • 1/2 Cup water
  • 1/2 Cup California natural raisins
  • 1/2 Cup California golden raisins
  • 1/2 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 Cup grated carrots
  • 11/2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves

Procedure

Have all ingredients at room temperature. Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease and flour one 8-1/2×4-1/2-inch loaf pan; set aside.

In small saucepan over low heat or in glass bowl in microwave on high, heat shortening, water, and raisins until shortening is melted. Stir in sugar until dissolved; cool; beat in egg, and stir in carrots. Meanwhile, measure dry ingredients into a medium mixing bowl; stir until well combined. Add egg mixture and stir just to combine; turn into prepared pan.

Bake at 325°F for 55 minutes until pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool slightly and turn onto wire rack to cool completely. Cut into 12 slices.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 180 (Calories from Fat 25%); Total Fat 5 ( Saturated Fat 1; Trans Fat <1; ); Cholesterol 20; Sodium 230; Potassium 164; Total Carbohydrate 32; Dietary Fiber 2; Sugars 19; Protein 3; Calcium 14; Iron 1;

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California Raisins contain 9% of the daily value for fiber – a desirable and essential nutrient!