Carrot-Nut Cream Cheese Swirl Loaf

Β A flavorful carrot-nut bread filled with a layer of cream cheese swirl. Grab a slice to enjoy with your morning cup of coffee!

Carrot-Nut Cream Cheese Swirl Loaf - the perfect quick bread recipe!

Nutty, creamy and packed with veggies. Today, I am bringing you a fresh Carrot-Nut Cream Cheese Swirl loaf and a sweet surprise for a blogger friend.

Baking vegetables into bread is the perfect way to justify eating your veggies and enjoy a little treat. Carrot-nut cream cheese swirl loaf is the perfect quick bread because it isn’t too sweet. And of course, the cream cheese swirl is the best part. Β I love baking the bread the night before I plan to serve it. It is perfect served with a cup of tea for breakfast or as an afternoon snack.

Carrot-Nut Cream Cheese Swirl Loaf - the perfect quick bread recipe! Carrot-Nut Cream Cheese Swirl Loaf - the perfect quick bread recipe! Carrot-Nut Cream Cheese Swirl Loaf - the perfect quick bread recipe!

Carrot-Nut Cream Cheese Swirl Loaf

Yield: 10 servings
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr
Cooling Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 10 mins
 
A flavorful carrot-nut bread filled with a layer of cream cheese swirl. Grab a slice to enjoy with your morning cup of coffee!

Ingredients

For the cream cheese swirl:

  • 1 8 ounce package Neufchatel cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 egg white

For the bread:

  • 1 1/2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9" x 5" loaf pan.

For the cream cheese swirl:

  1. In the bowl an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat cream cheese, honey and egg white until smooth.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk carrots, sugars, oil and eggs until smooth. In a separate large bowl, stir together flours, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger until combined. Add sugar-oil mixture to flour mixture; stir to combine. Fold nuts into mixture.

For the bread:

  1. Pour half of batter into loaf pan. Top with cream cheese mixture; smooth with a spatula. Top with remaining batter; smooth with spatula.
  2. Bake one hour or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes, then remove and transfer to a rack to cool completely.

Notes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 255, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 32mg, Sodium: 150mg, Potassium: 235mg, Carbohydrates: 34g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 18g, Protein: 4g, Vitamin A: 3255%, Vitamin C: 1.2%, Calcium: 61%, Iron: 1.2%

*Nutritional information is an estimate. Please consult a doctor or nutritionist for the most accurate nutritional info.

Course: Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: carrot bread, cream cheese swirl loaf
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Carrot-Nut Cream Cheese Swirl Loaf - the perfect quick bread recipe!