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4 Ingredient Carrot Bread (Vegan + Refined Sugar Free)

A quick and delicious snack bread that you can always count on in a rush. Crusty on the outside and soft on the inside – we love it!

This is a delicious and easy bread to make in a pinch with just some self rising flour, applesauce, cinnamon and finely shredded carrot. With only four ingredients you cannot go wrong. The bread has an amazing crusty exterior and a soft and yummy interior. Its slightly sweet with just the unsweetened applesauce as a sweetener. This is perfect for something to snack on or for a quick breakfast with some honey and tahini!

If you don’t have self rising flour, you can make you’re own homemade self rising flour as outlined in the recipe box below. I added walnuts in mine and loved the crunchy texture. Toss in raisins or chopped dates for some added sweetness.

4 ingredient carrot bread

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4 ingredient carrot bread


4 Ingredient Carrot Bread

Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 50 minutes Total Time 55 minutes

Servings 12
Calories 134kcal
Author Stella


  • 9×5 inch loaf pan


  • 3 cups self rising flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups unsweetened applesauce
  • 3/4 cup thin shredded carrots

Optional Add Ins:

  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup raisins or chopped dates
  • 1/4 cup granulated sweetener of choice


  • Preheat oven to 375℉. Line a 9×5 inch loaf pan with parchment paper.
  • For HOMEMADE Self Rising Flour: 3 cups all purpose flour + 4½ tsp baking powder + 3/4 tsp salt. Whisk together until combined.
  • In a large bowl, using a rubber spatula, mix self rising flour, cinnamon and applesauce until fully incorporated. Fold in the carrots (and any additional add ins you chose; I only added in walnuts to mine). Transfer the batter to your loaf pan and flatten out evenly. Bake for 50-55 or until toothpick comes out clean. Allow to set in pan for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to fully cool prior to slicing.


Make sure you do not exceed the 3/4 cup carrot shreds because that will make the bread wet and not cook through properly.
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Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.05g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 88mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1349IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.4mg