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Gluten-free Carrot Cake Bread on a wooden board

Gluten-Free Carrot Bread (Dairy-Free)


A deliciously moist loaf of gluten-free carrot bread that is filled with finely grated carrots, chopped pecans, and has hints of cinnamon and nutmeg. It’s also dairy-free!


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  • 2 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups finely grated carrots (use the smallest hole of your grater)
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 9″x5″loaf pan with vegetable oil.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix the gluten-free all-purpose flour, almond meal, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt together. Whisk well to combine.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the eggs, white sugar, and coconut sugar together until frothy. Slowly add in the vegetable oil and whisk until you get a light and fluffy mixture. 
  4. Gently sift the flour mixture into the bowl with the wet ingredients, mixing well until you get a thick and homogeneous batter. Add in the carrots and chopped pecans and mix until the carrots and pecans are evenly distributed throughout the batter.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 50 to 55 minutes on the middle rack of the oven, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  6. Allow the carrot bread to fully cool before removing from the pan and slicing. 


Almond meal: The almond meal keeps this bread deliciously moist. Here’s a super easy recipe for 5-minute homemade almond meal. You can also substitute almond meal for blanched almond flour if you prefer or swap it out in equal quantities for this easy 5-minute homemade cashew flour

Coconut sugar: I love using some coconut sugar because of the rich taste and the higher fiber content, but you can use brown sugar in place of coconut sugar if you prefer.

Grating the carrots: While the highlight of this bread is definitely the grated carrots, this bread tastes best with the most finely-grated carrots. Storebought grated carrots tend to be very big in my opinion, so it’s best to grate your own. Make sure you grate your carrots using the smallest hole on your grater. Trust me, while it may take a bit more time, it’s totally worth it! 

Adapted from: Meaningful Eats

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 55 mins

Keywords: gluten-free carrot bread, carrot cake bread, gluten-free carrot cake bread, carrot bread

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