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Nikki's carrot cake and apple loaf with cream cheese frosting

3 - 5
PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
50 min
Serves
8
Difficulty
Easy
Recipe from Weight-loss Success Cookbook. Recipe by WW Ambassador Nikki. A slice of this moist loaf is perfectly paired with a cuppa for an after-dinner treat.

Ingredients

Wheat bran cereal

½ cup(s), (45g)

Dry rolled oats

½ cup(s), (45g)

White self-raising flour

½ cup(s), (75g)

Baking powder

2 tsp

Bicarbonate of soda

½ tsp

Banana

2 medium, ripe, mashed

Sugar-free maple flavoured syrup

1 tbs

Ground cinnamon

1 tbs

Egg(s)

2 medium

Fresh dates

4 individual, pitted, chopped

Carrot(s)

1 cup(s), grated, (120g), finely grated

Apple

1 small, cored and cut into small cubes

Walnuts

1½ tbs, chopped

99% fat-free plain Greek yoghurt

¼ cup(s), (60g)

Light cream cheese

50 g

Orange rind

2 tsp, finely grated

Icing sugar

2 tsp

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Lightly spray a 10 cm x 20 cm loaf tin with oil and line base and sides with baking paper.
  2. Place bran in a small heatproof bowl. Pour over ¼ cup (60 ml) boiling water. Stand for 5 minutes or until water is absorbed and bran is soft.
  3. Process oats in a small food processor until coarsely chopped. Add soaked bran, flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, banana, syrup, cinnamon, eggs and dates. Pulse to combine. Transfer mixture to a medium bowl. Stir through carrot and apple.
  4. Spoon mixture into prepared tin and spread evenly. Bake for 45–50 minutes or until a skewer inserted in centre comes out clean. Turn onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. To make cream cheese frosting, mix all ingredients in a medium bowl until well combined. Spread frosting over cooled loaf, sprinkle with walnuts and slice to serve.