Carrot Rye Bread | © 2013 | | © 2013 |

Prepared with a blend of bread and rye flours, honey flavoured carrot juice, freshly grated carrots and rye sourdough and multi-seeds have added more flavour and crunch to this healthy yeast bread that I adapted from Brot-Bernd Armbrust
. It is perfect for brunch or as an afternoon snack.

  • 150 ml Water, boiling
  • 50 g Flaxseed
  • 50 g Sunflower seeds
  • 50 g Pumpkin seeds
  • 250 g Carrots, coarsely grated
  • 350 ml Honey flavoured carrot juice
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 50 g Fresh yeast
  • 75 g Rye sourdough, 100% hydration
  • 350 g Bread flour
  • 150 g Dark rye flour
  • 10 g Salt
  1. Place seeds in a bowl and pour in the boiling water. Leave the mixture aside for 2 hours until all the water has been absorbed.
  2. Peel and roughly grate the carrots. Fill a pan with carrot juice, season with a pinch of salt and black pepper, then bring it to a boil. Add in grated carrots and bring it again to a boil. Remove from the heat and allow it to rest for 2 hours.
  3. Strain out the grated carrots through a sieve over a bowl and reserve the juice. Heat up the carrot juice to about 38C/100F. Transfer to a large mixing bowl and dissolove fresh yeast and sourdough with the juice. Add in soaked seeds, bread flour, rye flour and salt. Stir at slow speed for 4 minutes, then increase the speed and mix for a 6 more minutes. At the last minute, stir in grated carrots. Cover with a kitchen towel and rest for 20 minutes at room temperaure.
  4. Grease a large or two smaller loaf pans or line with parchment paper. Scrape the dough into the prepared pan. Cover and rest for another 20 minutes.
  5. Fill a baking tray with some water and place it at the bottom of the oven. Preheat the oven to 230C/450F. Once the oven has reached the desired temperature, remove the water. Place the bread in the middle of the hot oven and lower the temperature to 210C/410F. Bake the bread for 40-45 minutes until golden brown. | © 2013 | | © 2013 |


Unknown 28/3/13 05:56

Yummy bread,Angie!! Wonderful snaps!!

Unknown 28/3/13 07:11

Dear Engie the picture is great and the bread too have good Easter blessing simmy

Veronica Miller 28/3/13 07:20

Wow, what a beautiful and delicious creation! It sounds so flavorful I think I'd have to eat it alone to enjoy it's flavor...though maybe I'd also have to try making a reuben sandwich with it. YUM!

Mich Piece of Cake 28/3/13 07:23

Such a gorgeous loaf, Angie. I have never made carrot bread and would love to give it a try.

great-secret-of-life 28/3/13 08:01

bread looks so good. so soft and loaded with goodness..

Rosa's Yummy Yums 28/3/13 08:07

A beautiful bread! So colorful and tempting.



Ely 28/3/13 08:40

I LOVE this bread. Healty and tasty, really marvellous!! :D <3 Kisses and a hug!!

Esther Lau 28/3/13 09:32

Hi Angie, may i use my carrot muffin to exchange your carrot bread? :)
Your bread looks delicious.

MunatyCooking 28/3/13 10:26

It's beautiful Angie! And thanks for introducing a healthier version of bread :)

CJ - Food Stories 28/3/13 11:09

I love it ~ This recipe is chock full of goodness :-)

Belinda 28/3/13 11:12

That is no ordinary bread! You can see the goodness!

Paula @ Vintage Kitchen 28/3/13 11:19

Great combination of carrots and seeds Angie! I love that you have active sourdough, I have to see if mine still works. Or make a new one. I love baking with it.

Ana Regalado 28/3/13 11:52

Angie , that honey-flavored carrot juice sounds really good ! I love your moreish and nutritious bread :)

Medeja- CranberryJam 28/3/13 12:02

The color is magical! Looks so lovely!

Unknown 28/3/13 12:15

Angie, what a delicious bake.....loved it.

kitchen flavours 28/3/13 12:18

A gorgeous loaf of bread, Angie! As usual, your breads are always so beautifully baked!

Joanne 28/3/13 12:23

I love that you've incorporated so much health into this loaf! And it looks super tasty!

Heather S-G 28/3/13 12:24

I just love the color of this bread, Angie! I have been eyeing a different carrot bread recipe for a while now...and now I have another one to admire. Yum!

Ana Rita M 28/3/13 12:27

What a great bread...I'll try it....

ann low 28/3/13 14:02

Yummy! Yummy! The carrot bread looks so lovely :)

Alida 28/3/13 15:07

Beautiful bread! What a lovely flavour and texture it must have! I have never seen carrot bread before. I want to try this for my children so they can have a healthy snack when they are hungry.
I wish you a very nice Easter. Ciao!

Bread and Companatico 28/3/13 15:24

oh my... this is truly amazing! one can really see the carrots in it and with rye and the other seeds this is a super healthy and tasty bread. love love love the food composition here. pics look like paintings

La Cuisine d'Helene 28/3/13 16:13

Like your bread, must be so good.

Koko 28/3/13 16:25

Honey and carrot juice...what great ingredients!! Have a great Easter weekend Angie!!

TasteHongKong 28/3/13 16:35

Seems it takes a number of steps to prepare, but I believe it worth all the efforts.

Abbe@This is How I Cook 28/3/13 16:45

Good looking bread! I kept expecting to see a bunny hop out from behind and grab the carrot. And speaking of bunnies, they are invading our yard so feel free to tempt them!

Ahu Shahrabani 28/3/13 16:52

This looks delicious and I love your presentation!

Anonymous 28/3/13 17:04

Veggies on bread, never even though about it.....
you've got talent angie!

Priya Suresh 28/3/13 17:38

Gorgeous loaf of fantastic healthy bread, love it;

Kiran @ 28/3/13 17:55

I've never bake with rye flour before. Love the added carrot here. Suitable for Easter :)

Kitcheninspirations 28/3/13 19:12

I love a bread with plenty of seeds in it and I'm sure the flour adds to the healthy nutty flavours. Very lovely!

Anonymous 28/3/13 20:59

I absolutely love rye bread. The addition of carrots is just perfect. It's so pretty too. The pumpkin and sunflower seeds just puts this over the edge! What I wouldn't do for a piece of this right now ;)

Karen (Back Road Journal) 28/3/13 21:49

Your seeded carrot rye bread looks fantastic.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 28/3/13 21:52

Perfect for spring! I love the texture that carrot gives to baked goods too. Love your clicks :)

Mr. & Mrs. P 28/3/13 22:01

We have been on a bread kick lately!! This is on our to do list. Looks amazing!!!!

Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies 28/3/13 22:15

This is the perfect way to use springtime carrots!

Sweet Posy Dreams 28/3/13 22:53

Looks so good. I'd love a piece right about now.

Lenia 28/3/13 23:26

You are so talented in baking!Consider opening a bakery!You would definitely be very successful,dear Angie!
Kisses from Greece!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 29/3/13 00:08

Mmmmmm....such a wonderful loaf with the sweetness of carrots and honey and the crunch of 3 delicious seeds! Love it!

Lite Home Bake 29/3/13 00:55

Your loaf of bread looks so good, love the orangy hue and how it is packed with so much goodness!

Susan 29/3/13 01:36

This cake looks amazing, especially for the Easter holiday. I love the addition of carrots with rye and I will be making this. Happy Spring to you, dear friend, XOXO

Reeni 29/3/13 02:18

You are a bread baking goddess Angie! What a gorgeous loaf of tasty bread!

Amy (Savory Moments) 29/3/13 12:01

Your bread looks so hearty and really delicious! I love the flecks of orange through it.

Riceandcoconut 29/3/13 13:02

You always WoW Me :) with ingredients on your bread recipe looks perfect !!

Tricia Buice 29/3/13 13:42

Honey flavored carrot juice - yum! This is a lovely loaf and I bet it was enjoyed to the last bite. Absolutely beautiful photos too!

Unknown 29/3/13 13:52

This looks incredible! What a gorgeous loaf of bread.

Cathy at Wives with Knives 29/3/13 13:54

Oh my, isn't this a beautiful bread! Love the addition of carrot juice for lots of color and flavor. I'm going to try this recipe for sure. Thanks, Angie.

Unknown 29/3/13 15:43

this is such an rare healthy bread that look stunning too. I love the colour orange. I know what i am baking next time.

The Yum List 29/3/13 15:46

I love that something so healthy can be soooo tasty.

Blackswan 29/3/13 17:04

Noticed u like using carrots a lot..... it's one of my fave ingredients! Another lovely bake, Angie!

Daniela Grimburg 29/3/13 17:07

The carrot bread looks gorgeous and I love the combination with the seeds!
Best of two worlds - healthy and tasty :)

RavieNomNoms 29/3/13 18:03

I love carrot bread, one of my favs!

Evelyne CulturEatz 29/3/13 18:36

Lovely and healthy , veggies included :-)

lena 29/3/13 18:38

that's a gorgeous that rustic look too !

Shu Han 29/3/13 19:36

photos look gorgeous angie, love the bright pop of orange! and th cake itself sounds amazing, deliciously moist and healthy!

Unknown 29/3/13 20:23

Angie the bread loaf is just gorgeous, the natural colours from carrot make its even more special!

Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking 29/3/13 23:00

Such a beautiful, festive bread for Easter! This looks delicious Angie!

Claudia 29/3/13 23:16

Have had carrot bread and rye bread and never combined. Gorgeous to look at! I love all the seeds in it - it sings spring!

Lora 29/3/13 23:18

This is FABULOUS! Love.

Unknown 30/3/13 09:05

This looks fantastic. I love how the colour from the carrots really show in the bread. Gorgeous!

Sanjeeta kk 30/3/13 09:10

What gorgeous bake, the clicks. The loaf must have been such a filling feast.

Anonymous 30/3/13 17:38

I must try this! I have been looking for bread recipes!

Unknown 31/3/13 00:02

YUM! This would be absolutely gorgeous with a thick scraping of real butter!! YUM!!I am pinning this :)

teresa 31/3/13 00:46

it's fun to see carrot play a role in a savory bread, YUM!

Beth 31/3/13 01:35

The texture of your bread looks wonderful. Carrots are such a great way to add flavour, and I'm sure I'd love this loaf.

mjskit 31/3/13 04:43

What a great looking looking loaf of bread! Not sure what the difference is between French yeast and regular yeast but I will be looking it up. This bread is a must make!

Angie's Recipes 31/3/13 06:47

@mjskitWhat is French yeast? I guess you meant 'fresh' yeast...25 grams of dried yeast can be used instead here.

Debra Eliotseats 31/3/13 14:45

I am on a carrot kick so this is perfect!

Kate@Diethood 31/3/13 15:34

Goodness... such beautiful flavors!! I would like the entire loaf for myself. Please!!! :-D

Tessa 31/3/13 16:30

What a gorgeous loaf of bread Angie! Have a great day!

Nisa Homey 31/3/13 17:20

Carrot in bread?? wow Angie, I envy your baking ideas ...they are so healthy and the rustic pictures...Happy Easter and have a great day.

Kelly Mulcair Registered Nutritionist. Content © 2011 Trinity Nutrition. 1/4/13 02:11

Angie, you've really packed in the goodness here - what a wholesome and beautiful loaf. Amazing to think that you can work in a full cup of shredded carrot into a singular loaf - love that! and it comes through so nicely in the slices too. Lovely.

Jennifer Kendall 1/4/13 03:00

ahhhh, this is so festive for Easter! love it!

Mother Rimmy 1/4/13 04:55

I love breads with an abundance of seeds. They add such texture and flavor, don't they? Your breads always look so flavorful. I can almost smell them baking!

Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness 2/4/13 05:33

This sounds wonderful. I love the color of the bread.

Unknown 2/4/13 14:25

Another fantastic recipe, Angie! Love this combination.. and carrot bread makes complete sense! Looks amazing!

The Duo Dishes 2/4/13 17:10

This is such a hearty loaf! Imagine how delicious it would be as a base for a grilled cheese. :)

Geni 2/4/13 19:36

What a beautifully orange and grainy bread. I would love to bite into a slice.

Pam 4/4/13 16:58

What a beautiful loaf of bread!

Terra 9/4/13 03:55

I love this healthy bread, and your pictures are truly so fun and beautiful! Hugs, Terra

All Clad Cookware 14/4/13 06:02

’ve longing’ so long to find a recipe on how to bake a carrot rye bread and I’m glad I find here. Thank you for explaining it so well that made me easy to understand. Thank you so much! I owe it to you !

Unknown 17/4/13 10:04

Wonderful recipe! I'm going to give this recipe a try!


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