Mimi's Cafe Carrot Raisin Bread copycat recipe by Todd Wilbur
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Mimi's Cafe Carrot Raisin Bread

Score: 4.64. Votes: 14
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It's dark, moist and delicious, and it comes in a breadbasket to your table at this French-themed West Coast casual restaurant. Now the Mimi's Café carrot raisin bread can be yours to make at home with a couple of grated carrots, molasses, raisins and chopped walnuts. You'll be baking this one in the oven for at least an hour. That should be enough time to warm up the house and send an incredible aroma wafting through every room. 

Now, how about some soup and Mimi's famous grilled cheese sandwich

Source: Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2 by Todd Wilbur.

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  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup vegetable oil (soybean oil)
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/4 cup crushed pineapple, with juice
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
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    • Restaurant/Brand
      Mimi's Cafe
    • Instructions

      1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

      2. Combine the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl.

      3. In another large bowl, combine the oil, sugar, eggs, molasses, and vanilla with an electric mixer until smooth. Add the shredded carrot and pineapple, and mix until well blended. Add the raisins and walnuts and mix well by hand.

      4. Pour the flour mixture into the other ingredients and stir until combined.

      5. Pour the batter into two greased 8-inch loaf pans. Bake for 45-55 minutes, or until a toothpick stuck in the middle comes out clean.

      Makes 2 loaves.

      Tidbits: This recipe works best when the loaf pans are placed directly on the oven rack rather than on a sheet pan.

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Score: 4.64. Votes: 14
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Feb 12, 2008, 22:00

I made this bread over the weekend and my family loves it. I can not tell the difference between mine and Mimi's. This recipe is a keeper.

Nov 23, 2007, 22:00

Have been making this bread ever since it appeared on Top Secret. It is one of the best sweet breads ever. I love that the recipe makes 2 loaves. This turns out great everytime and freezes well and keeps in the fridge for a long time. Highest rating. If you don't already have the recipe it is more than worth the 79 Cents to order it.

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