I love this recipe because it has good healthy foods for ingredients and my kids love it. It’s a perfect addition to Santa’s cookie plate on Christmas Eve. Santa can share the Reindeer Loaf with his reindeer because it has ingredients reindeer like including carrots, applesauce, and raisins. While your kids load up Santa’s plate on Christmas Eve, they can snack on a piece of Reindeer Loaf too. My kids love this Reindeer Loaf.
Christmas is such a magical time of year. There are so many great family traditions and memories at Christmas time that I love. When I think about Christmas, I smile. I love the feelings associated with Christmas, giving to others, and making special foods. I have traditions of making certain recipes in celebration of this time of year. My Reindeer Loaf is a new tradition for our family because it’s a new recipe I invented.
The hidden ingredient in this snack bread is a secret from my kids. You want to know what it is? It can be just between us. It’s carrot baby food (or cook and puree carrots). It works out perfectly because it is already smooth and the kids don’t even know carrots are in the loaf. My kids, like many kids, have issues with certain textures so chunks of carrot or even shreds embedded in bread turn them off. The other healthy ingredients in this recipe are foods they willingly eat including applesauce and raisins (optional as raisin sauce topping).
As a mom I just love sneaking a vegetable in a sweet tasting loaf like my Reindeer Loaf. The more vegetables in their diet the better, especially around the holidays with so many sweet treats.
This is an original recipe by Julie Hoag.