EASY CARROT CAKE BANANA BREAD
If you’re looking for a wonderful springtime recipe to serve family or guests, this easy Carrot Cake Banana Bread is always a huge crowd pleaser – it tastes just like a cross between moist carrot cake and your favorite banana bread. With a super-moist texture, buttery banana flavor, an incredibly soft crumb, and stuffed with tender carrot bits and crunchy pecans, this is even more wildly delicious than it looks! It’s dense, yet ultra soft and flavored with brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg.
Is it Carrot Cake? Is it Banana Bread? It’s BOTH! Trust me when I say that this Carrot Cake Banana Bread tastes phenomenal all by itself – but for something special, you can top with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting for a whole new level of flavor and fancy!
RECIPE TIPS & TRICKS FOR THE EASIEST AND BEST BANANA BREAD:
WHY THIS THE EASIEST AND BEST BANANA BREAD...
CARROT CAKE BANANA BREAD RECIPE VARIATIONS:
CAN I MAKE GLUTEN FREE CARROT CAKE BANANA BREAD?
You can easily make Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Banana Bread by substituting your favorite 1:1 gluten free flour for the all-purpose flour. I use and recommend King Arthur, Measure for Measure Flour and Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour.
CAN I MAKE EGG-FREE CARROT CAKE BANANA BREAD?
Absolutely! Simply replace the eggs with natural applesauce; no other modifications necessary.
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BANANA BREAD BASE:
2 large eggs (room temperature)
2 cups (250g) all-purpose flour (spooned & leveled, not scooped)
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup (1 stick) margarine (melted) or vegetable oil
1 cup (213g) brown sugar (light or dark)
1-1/2 cups (450g) mashed bananas (about 4 medium ripe bananas, mashed)
½ cup milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup (85g) grated fresh carrots
1 cup chopped pecans
CINNAMON CREAM CHEESE FROSTING (OPTIONAL):
1/2 cup (30g) unsalted butter (softened)
4 ounces(114g) block cream cheese (softened)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup powdered sugar
Non-Stick Brownie Bite Pan (12-well Pampered Chef or Wilton – you’ll need 2 pans or will need to bake multiple batches) or
Muffin Pan (regular size, 12-well) or 9”x5” baking pan or four 3”x5” baking pans
HOW I MAKE THESE:
YIELD: 16-18 individual servings (or 12 muffins, one 9”x5” loaf, or four 3”-5”-inch mini loaves)
CARROT CAKE BANANA BREAD VARIETIES:
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Original recipe created by Snowflakes & Coffeecakes in April 2010; revised and reposted April 2023
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