Currant Carrot Loaf
Prep: 15 min
Cook: 70 min
Servings: 12
Love carrot cake? Then you'll love this!


  • 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 reduced-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.


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.


This recipe contains 1 1/3 tsp of added sugar per serving

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 serving per 100g
Energy 652 kJ 844 kJ
156 Cal 202 Cal
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 (5)

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    Surprisingly, It's very delicious ! The outer crust makes it so addictive. Sliced, toasted & eat with butter.
    Martha G
    Posted on: 26 Jul 21

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    Hi Jeanette, The currant carrot loaf is a bit of a cross between cake and bread - so a crusty outer section is ideal! Cheers, G.
    Posted on: 31 May 18

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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?
    Posted on: 25 May 18

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    very tasty
    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.
    Posted on: 08 Oct 14

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