Carrot Ginger Sesame Loaf

I found this at the Food52 website but couldn’t find the black sesame seeds.  I added some raising and some walnuts.


½ cup melted butter, cooled

2 cups flour

1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

2/3 cup sugar

2/3 cup packed brown sugar

½ cup applesauce

½ cup almond milk

1 2-inch piece of ginger, peeled and finely grated

1 teaspoon vanilla

¾ teaspoon sea salt

2 large carrots (7 oz. total) coarsely grated

½ cup chopped walnuts

½ cup golden raisins

2 tablespoons sesame seeds


Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 8½ by 4½–inch loaf pan.

In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and cinnamon.

In a large bowl, whisk together the granulated sugar, brown sugar, applesauce, almond milk, ginger, vanilla, and salt. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the flour mixture, followed by the carrots, raisins and walnuts, and finally the butter.

Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and sprinkle the top with the sesame seeds. Bake until the middle of the loaf has puffed and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 1 hour 10 minutes.

Let cool completely in the pan before slicing.

I got the recipe here.

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