“Five Tribes” Carrot Bread

  • 1 pound carrots, peeled and grated
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 1/4 cups unbleached flour
  • 1 1/4 cups cornmeal
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter, or lard
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup dried blueberries, or raisins


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place carrots and milk in a saucepan, and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool.

Combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder, eggs, butter, and honey in a mixing bowl. Stir in dried blueberries or raisins, carrots, and liquid. Butter a large (5×9 inch) pan. Pour batter into pan and bake for 60 to 70 minutes.

From “Carrot Bread”, and found in Spirit of The Harvest: North American Indian Cooking by Beverly Cox and Martin Jacobs.

This is a moist bread that the author’s describe as really more like a cake. It is fabulous served warm with butter, or as a desert. I made mine for the first time and served it with their “Cherokee Brunswick Stew”, with rabbit. “Yum!”

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