Monday, March 22, 2021

Carrot Pineapple Mini Loaves #SpringSweetsWeek

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #SpringSweetsWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to help in the creation of the #SpringSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

These delicious little mini loaves are full of fresh pineapple, carrots and pecans.  Perfect for breakfast, snack or dessert.  It is just as nutritious as it is delicious.

carrot pineapple loaf

Join us for Spring Sweets Week starting today!!!

Welcome to #SpringSweetsWeek 2021 hosted by Heather from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks!   

With the weather warming up and flowers beginning to bloom let's celebrate with spring sweets and a fun giveaway!   This year 24 food bloggers from around the country are sharing over 100 sweet recipes that are perfect for the spring season.  So say goodbye to the snow and cold and get ready to enjoy the best spring treats like cupcakes, cookies, pies, dessert boards, and even a few beverages!  

Our #SpringSweetsWeek sponsors are helping us give away some great prizes.  Thank you to Dixie Crystals, Melissa's Produce, Door County Coffee, Circulon, Taylor and Colledge, and Nairn's for your generosity.  We have an incredible giveaway with six amazing prizes and would love if you would take a moment to read about it and the prizes that you can win!  You will find all this information at the bottom of this post.

Before we talk about this amazing bread that I made let's take a look at what the others are sharing today.......

Monday #SpringSweetsWeek Recipes

We share recipes from #SpringSweetsWeek on Pinterest! Make sure you follow the board to see all the delicious recipes shared this week.

fruits and vegetables

I received this wonderful selection of produce from our Melissa's for use in developing recipes.  See those little kiwi berries on the left?  I had never heard of kiwi berries.  My Teen walked in, spied them and popped one in her mouth.  The next thing I knew she was taking the clamshell into the bedroom with her.  Not one of them made it into a recipe.

Those adorable kumquats in the center?  They got candied and were turned into a cocktail.  I am not sharing that cocktail this week but stay tuned because it will be coming soon.  The rainbow carrots became this scrumptious, savory Carrot Tart.

carrots and pineapple

A couple of those carrots were also combined with the pineapple to create these adorable little loaves of bread using a mini loaf pan that was provided by sponsor, Circulon.  

carrot pineappple mini loaves

It is so much easier having all of these little loaves in one pan instead of working with 6 individual pans.  The loaves cooked up evenly and released perfectly.

Carrot Pineapple Mini Loaves pin

Please remember to stop by and enter the fabulous raffle provided by the sponsors of #SpringSweetsWeek.  You will find it right below the recipe I am sharing with you adapted from one found at Taste of Home.

Bread, Baking, Desserts, Quick Breads, Carrots, Pineapple, Pecans
Quick Breads, Desserts, Snacks, Breakfast
Yield: 6 loaves, 2-3 servings each.
Author: Wendy Klik
Carrot Pineapple Mini Loaves

Carrot Pineapple Mini Loaves

These delicious little mini loaves are full of fresh pineapple, carrots and pecans. Perfect for breakfast, snack or dessert. It is just as nutritious as it is delicious.
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 50 MinTotal time: 1 H & 4 M


  • 3 c. flour
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • 1 t. cinnamon
  • 3/4 t. salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 carrots, shredded
  • 1/2 fresh pineapple, cored and crushed
  • 1 c. canola oil
  • 2 t. vanilla
  • 1 cup pecan pieces, coarsely chopped


  1. Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.  Set aside
  2. In large bowl of stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the eggs.  Add the carrots, pineapple, oil and vanilla.  Mix until blended.  Turn the speed to low and stir in the flour mixture just until combined.  Stir in the nuts.
  3. Place batter into 6 mini loaf pans that have been treated with baking spray.  Bake at 350* for  40-50 minutes, until a skewer inserted removes cleanly.
  4. Cool in pans on wire rack for 10 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely.


adapted from a recipe found at Taste of Home



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Check out the amazing prizes you can win in our #SpringSweetsWeek Giveaway!


 Door County Coffee & Tea Co. is giving away one $50 gift certificate to so that one lucky reader can try any of their amazing coffees and teas. Door County Coffee & Tea Co. was founded in 1993 in Door County, Wisconsin. It is a small, family-owned business, roasting coffee the old-fashioned way - in small batches to exacting specifications. The mission has always been to produce some of the best-tasting and highest quality coffee. They have over 100 types of coffee, all of which are roasted right on site. Visit to see their selection of coffees and teas as well as to find some fabulous recipes.

Dixie Crystals is giving away one propane kitchen torch which is ideal for caramelizing creme brulee or roasting peppers in a snap! Since 1917, Dixie Crystals® has been the South’s choice for high-quality sugar and sweeteners. Our pure cane sugar products are all natural, non-GMO and provide consistently delicious results. Visit for hundreds of recipes, holiday ideas, and plenty of baking videos.


 Melissa’s Produce is giving one reader a Fabulous Fruit Fare Basket.  Forget your basic apples and bananas and try faraway tropical fruits such as Mango, Papaya, Gold Pineapple, and Coconut, and exotic treasures like Asian Pear, Kiwi, Pepino Melon, Baby Bananas, Seasonal Tangerines, and Kumquats.  Joe and Sharon Hernandez founded Melissa's Produce with a decade of produce industry experience in a small, rented produce warehouse lunchroom. The Melissa's brand is named after Joe and Sharon's daughter, who takes an active role in the company.  The company's Food Service Division has become a full-service operation that supplies culinary professionals with staples, exotics and Melissa's full line of organic produce.  Visit to find the very best fruits, vegetables, gifts, and to get tasty recipes!  

 Circulon is giving one reader a 5 piece baking set including two 9-inch cake pans, a 9 x 13 baking pan, a 9 x 5 loaf pan, and 10 x 15 cookie pan!   It’s everything you need to get baking in the kitchen. Circulon's commitment to detail and design for nonstick cookware makes your time in the kitchen more enjoyable due to their 4 “Must Haves” of everyday cooking.   The first is nonstick performance.  The Circulon TOTAL® Nonstick System of raised circles and triple-layer premium nonstick reduces surface abrasion from cooking utensils to enhance nonstick durability.  Then there’s durability.  Hard-anodized, stainless steel, and aluminum construction is backed by a hassle-free lifetime warranty for built-to-last cookware you can count on.  The last two are even heat distribution and easy clean up.  No matter what piece you buy it is sure to meet your expectations and help you enjoy your time in the kitchen.  To see all the Circulon products visit .


Taylor & Colledge is giving one lucky winner a trio of extract pastes.   One winner will receive Almond Extract Paste, Lemon Extract Paste, and Lavender Extract Paste to help you do your own spring baking! Taylor & Colledge was founded in 1897 in Australia and has been making extracts ever since!  Their products can be used in two different ways when you baking. Whether you use the products as the fragrant, hero ingredient in your baking, or whether it’s a supporting sidekick, you can be assured that with Taylor & Colledge, it will be a pure, rich, full-flavored ingredient in your baking every time.  Visit to learn more about their extracts.


 Nairn's Oatcakes is giving away six of their awesome products to one winner.   The winner will receive Nairn's Gluten Free Original Oat Grahams, Nairn's Gluten Free Stem Ginger Oat Grahams, Nairn's Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Oat Grahams, Nairn's Gluten Free Caramelized Onion Flatbreads, Nairn's Gluten Free Rosemary & Sea Salt Flatbreads, and Nairn's Organic Oat Crackers.   Nairn's knows a thing or two about oats, they've been baking with them since 1896 when John and Sarah Nairn first opened their bakery in Strathaven, Lanarkshire. Since then their team has grown and they have two Edinburgh bakeries.  They have a devoted team at each working on their recipes, mixing techniques, and ever-growing range.  Check out their products and blog at 

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  1. Carrot and Pineapple sounds like a winning combo to me!

  2. Carrots and pineapple are so good together and I love that pan!

  3. I love carrots and pineapple together. It's like an earthy, sweet, deliciousness!

  4. These sound delicious. I can't wait to read about your kimquat cocktail!

  5. These mini loaves are the perfect size! I love that pan. The carrot and pineapples are the perfect combo too!

  6. I like anything "mini" and what a great flavor combo!

  7. I used to work at the restaurant where we made these, but into muffins and called them morning buns (which I know they are not). Seeing this post brought back memories.

  8. These would be great sliced and toasted for breakfast spread with some cream cheese. I love the mini loaves but I have a small appetite and can't even eat one, so sliced is great.

    1. Sliced is great and the cream cheese would be remeniscent of frosting.


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