Honeyed Carrot & Thyme Loaf

Method

Enjoy this moreish carrot and thyme loaf as a sweet or savoury snack. Top a slice with chutney and sharp cheddar, smear with cream cheese or drizzle with honey.

1. Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Mix the honey and 1 tsp of oil, then add the carrot and thyme. Season and stir well. Tip onto a baking tray and roast for 10-15 minutes, tossing halfway through cooking. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool slightly.

2. Meanwhile, combine the flours, baking powder, bicarb and a pinch of salt. In a separate bowl, lightly beat the eggs, yogurt and remaining oil. Add the flour mix, then fold into the roasted carrot mix.

3. Pour into a lined 900g loaf tin and bake for 50 minutes - 1 hour. Leave to cool before slicing. To serve, top with chutney and cheddar, cream cheese or honey.

Credit: Katherine Eaton

Ingredients

Prep time: 20 Minutes

Cook time: 1 Hour

Serves: 12

  • 1 tbsp honey

  • 1 tsp coconut oil or olive oil

  • 4 carrots, peeled and grated (around 300g)

  • 2 tsp dried thyme

  • 100g wholemeal flour

  • 125g plain flour

  • ¾ tsp baking powder

  • ¾ tsp bicarbonate of soda

  • 3 eggs

  • 50g natural yogurt

  • Chutney, cheddar, cream cheese or honey to serve