1 cup canola oil or (Â½ cup canola oil and Â½ cup applesauce can be used as well)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups carrots , shredded
3/4 cups old fashioned rolled oats
3/4 cup chopped pecans , optional
1/2 cup raisins , optional
Preheat the oven to 170 – 180C. Grease a 9×5 loaf pan and set it aside.
In a mixing bowl whisk flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt together. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine oil, sugars, eggs, vanilla and mix well.
Add the flour mixture to the oil mixture and stir just a few strokes.
Fold in the carrots, rolled oats, Â½ cup pecans and raisins, (optional) just until everything is combined.
Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and sprinkle Â¼ cup chopped pecans on top. Add foil loosely over the top of the batter the last 15-20 minutes of baking in case the pecans start browning too much. You will be able to smell them if they start too.
Bake it in the preheated oven for 60-70 minutes or until a tester comes out clean.