Currant carrot loaf
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 70 mins
Serves: 12


  • olive or canola oil spray
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1 cup wholemeal self-raising flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup currants
  • 3 medium carrots, grated
  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 190ºC (170ºC fan forced).
  2. Lightly spray a 20cm loaf tin with oil.
  3. Sift flours into a medium sized bowl, returning the husk remaining in the sieve to the bowl. Add sugar, currants and carrot. Mix well to combine.
  4. Measure milk in a medium bowl and mix in egg, oil and vanilla.
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir to mix.
  6. Spoon combined ingredients into the prepared tin and bake for 1 hour 10 minutes or until a knife inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  7. Cool in the tin then turn out onto wire rack.

Store in an airtight container in a cool place. Best eaten within 3 days of baking.
This loaf can be frozen.

Variation: Use other dried fruit such as sultanas, chopped dates, dried cranberries or dried apricots instead of currants.
Serving Suggestion: Individually wrap slices for a healthy lunch box treat.

Healthy tip!

Having a party? Serve vegie sticks and water crackers with salsa rather than high-fat chips and dips.

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Nutrition Information

per serve per 100g
Energy 652 kJ 844 kJ
Protein 4.1 g 5.4 g
Fat, total 2.7 g 3.5 g
— saturated 0.6 g 0.8 g
Carbohydrate 27.6 g 35.7 g
— sugars 11.5 g 14.9 g
Sodium 178.7 mg 231.3 mg
Fibre 2.8 g 3.6 g

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Comments (3)

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    I found that the outer part of the cake came up quite firm. Not sure if this is suppose to happen?
    Jeanette Klowss
    Posted on: 25 May 18

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    very tasty
    julie Wright
    Posted on: 22 Aug 17

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    Very nice, actually better than expected. I used sultanas as that was in the cupboard. My partner who is a sook when it comes to eating "a cake with a vegetable in it" even gave it ago and like it.
    Tania Smith
    Posted on: 08 Oct 14

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