Wholesome Carrot Bread with Cream Cheese Glaze


½ stick (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/8 cup low-fat Greek yogurt
½ cup light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup carrots, peeled and finely grated
1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 ounces low-fat Philadelphia cream cheese
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
2 teaspoons whole milk


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter and flour a 9×5 loaf pan and set aside.

2. In a large mixing bowl beat the butter, yogurt, and brown sugar together until light and fluffy. Then, beat in the eggs and vanilla extract. Stir in the carrots.

3. Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon to the wet ingredients and stir everything together so that it is smooth with no lumps. Then, pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and level the top with a spatula.

4. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until the top springs back when touched and a cake tester comes out clean. Allow the loaf to cool for ten minutes in the pan. Then, turn it out onto a wire rack and allow it to cool completely.

5. Once it has cooled beat together the cream cheese, sugar, and milk until a thick glaze forms. If it needs to be thinner add more milk by the teaspoon. Drizzle the glaze over the loaf as desired. Slice and serve.



Naptime Notes

Naptime Recipe Serving ideas

This simple loaf is the perfect easy snack when you are in the mood for a wholesome treat. It is also nice for a lunchbox snack. This would be a great recipe to make with kids! If you want to freeze this loaf wrap it in a double layer of plastic wrap. Glaze once it has been thawed.


Naptime Stopwatch

20 minutes prep time, 40 minutes baking time



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This was a very popular spring treat!


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