Fresh Carrot & Nut Coffee Bread

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup quick cook oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 t. baking powder
1 1/4 t. salt
1 cup finely chopped carrots
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 chopped walnuts or pecans
2 eggs, beaten

1/2 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup milk

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Combine flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder and salt in mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, beat eggs and combine with melted butter and milk. Add to flour mixture along with carrots, nuts, and raisins. Stir just until combined - do not over-stir. Pour batter into greased tube pan.
Bake 20-22 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center. Cool 15 minutes and then invert onto serving plate or cake pedestal. Serve with Pineapple Cream Cheese (recipe below). Serves 12.

Pineapple Cream Cheese:

1 (8 oz) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 (8 oz) can crushed pineapple, drained thoroughly
4 T. sugar

Combine ingredients and chill until slightly firm.

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