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3 C Bread

Rated as 4.42 out of 5 Stars

"This sweet bread features carrots, coconut and cherries. That tasty combination ensures each loaf is a welcome gift!"
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50 m servings
Original recipe yields 20 servings


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  1. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. In a small bowl, combine the eggs, milk and oil. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in the carrots, coconut, cherries, raisins and pecans. Pour into four greased 5-3/4-in. x 3-in. x 2-in. loaf pans.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees F for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Cover and store in the refrigerator.


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This recipe has been a favorite of mine (and now of my daughter) since I found it in a Better Homes and Gardens magazine over 30 years ago. You can also use coffee cans, vegetable cans, muffin...

This is the best bread, though when my mom makes it for me, she takes out the coconut since I'm not a big fan. Even my picky "he doesn't like ANYTHING" 8 year-old son loves and requests this br...

Very good recipe! I didn't have any carrots, cherries or even raisins, to I just used coconut and 1 1/2 cups of chocolate chips and the bread turned out fine!

I enjoyed this recipe, but I made several changes. First, I cooked them as muffins at 350 degrees for about 18 minutes. I didn't have candied cherries, but I added about a half cup of chopped ...

We used currants instead of raisins and sweetened dried cherries (diced) for the maraschinos. The bread turned out quite well and disappeared quickly at coffee hour. This recipe will go into r...

This was great! I made a batch and took one loaf to my in-laws and one loaf to my grandparents. It looked a little dry at first, but really wasn't. Packed with flavor and texture. A hit with...

Very good! Left out coconut because I didn't have any and used mini chocolate chips instead of nuts. I'll be making this a lot! Also very pretty presented on a plate.

We made this bread for our neighbors for Christmas and it was fantastic. We reheated it for about 45 seconds after it had been in the fridge and it was as wonderful as when it first came out of...

My son picked out green glace cherries for this, so I thought it looked a little weird inside. I made this as muffins. They were quite good and dense.