Lemon Carrot Raisin Bread w/Lemon Glaze


There is nothing better than a warm bread with lemon glaze. This recipe combines some great flavors: lemon, raisins, and sweetness of the carrot. It is semi-healthy…maybe, but delicious none-the-less. I usually have to make two batches of glaze because I eat the first one while waiting for the bread to cool.

Delicious Rating: This is an easy recipe to make ahead for breakfast or a day’s snack. The bread stays together quite nicely and the carrots, raisins, and pecans are a nice addition. You can add walnuts if you would rather have that instead of pecans. Soak the raisins in some liquor for a little grown up flavor!

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Lemon Carrot Raisin Bread with Lemon Glaze
Recipe type: Breakfast
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Yields: 2 Loaves
Serve with coffee or tea.
  • 1½ cup Raisins, chopped
  • ½ stick of Butter, softened
  • ¾ cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Zest
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg
  • ½ tsp ground Cloves
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1½ cup carrots, finely chopped or grated
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 cup Lemon juice, fresh & divided in half
  • Powdered Sugar
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Butter & flour 2 loaf pans.
  3. Prep ingredients.
  4. Beat butter and brown sugar together until smooth.
  5. Add in eggs, vanilla, half the lemon juice, and lemon zest.
  6. Mix in cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.
  7. Combine flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda together and add into batter mixture.
  8. Stir in carrots, pecans, and raisins.
  9. Pour into loaf pans and bake for 55 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  10. Cool and turn up on a wire rack.
  11. Whisk remaining lemon juice with enough powdered sugar to form a glaze.
  12. Pour glaze on loaves.
  13. Enjoy.

Chop up the raisins so that they are not so chunky inside the bread. I used a chef knife but you can run them through the food processor until you reach the size you like.

So I could have went with a smaller cut of carrots. They cooked up nicely in the bread though but you can process yours more small.

Hello lemon glaze!




  1. Are you sure “1 cup lemon juice”? Maybe you meant juice from 1 lemon because an one cup make the bake very acid.

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