Wholesome apple, carrot and walnut loaf

Why wholesome you ask?

  • 3 whole apples for fibre, vitamin C and some sweetness
  • 1 whole carrot for vitamin A and a splash of colour
  • A whole cup of walnuts for good fats including nearly 1 gram of omega 3 fatty acids per serve!
  • Wholemeal flour for fibre and B vitamins
  • Some eggs, milk and oil to bind it all together and a little sugar for some sweetness

All in all, it’s a whole lot of wholesomeness!

Wholesome apple, carrot and walnut loaf

Serves (about 12 slices)


2 cups wholemeal self-raising flour

1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

1 cup walnuts (about 125 g), roughly chopped

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1/3 cup sunflower or canola oil

1/3 milk

3 medium apples, grated

1 medium carrot, grated

Canola spray oil


  • Preheat oven to 170°C
  • Mix flour, bicarbonate of soda, walnuts, sugar and cinnamon in a large bowl
  • Lightly whisk eggs in a smaller separate bowl, mix in oil and milk
  • Grate apples and carrots (I ended up with about 4 cups of grated apple and carrot)
  • Line loaf tin (I used a 22x11x7cm size) with greased baking paper and lightly spray with oil
  • Pour mixture into loaf tin
  • Bake for about 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean
  • Serve yourself a slice and with a cup of tea


Per Serve

1141 kJ, protein 5.7 g, total fat 15 g, sat fat 1.3 g, carbs 26.8 g (sugars 11.5 g), sodium 202 mg

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