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Easy Wholesome Carrot Cake Banana Bread

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This loaf is moist, full of warm species, and healthier than your regular banana bread!
Carrot Cake Banana Bread

Give your banana bread a healthy twist with this Carrot Cake Banana Bread Recipe by adding freshly grated carrots and oat flour. By adding applesauce, we reduced the amount of oil, and using brown sugar gives it a caramel-like flavor. All in all, this bread is moist, delicious, and healthier!

Carrot Cake Banana Bread

Ingredients For Carrot Cake Banana Bread

  • All-purpose flour
  • Oat flour
  • Baking soda
  • Pumpkin-pie spice
  • Salt
  • Overripe bananas
  • Brown sugar
  • Egg
  • Vanilla extract
  • Avocado or coconut oil
  • Applesauce (unsweetened)
    Coconut milk (or any plant-based milk)
  • Shredded carrots
  • Shredded coconut
  • Cream cheese
  • Powdered sugar
  • Cinnamon

Carrot Cake Banana Bread

How To Make Carrot Cake Banana Bread

  1. Grease and flour a 9×5-inch loaf pan and preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Whisk the all-purpose flour, oat flour, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, and salt together in a medium-sized bowl. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the mashed bananas, brown sugar, egg, vanilla extract, oil, applesauce, and milk using a whisk, until well combined.
  4. Fold in the shredded carrots and coconut.
  5. Mix in the dry ingredients using a spatula or wooden spoon, until just combined. Do not overmix.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 40-55 mins, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  7. Let the loaf cool down in the pan for 10 minutes, unmold, and transfer to a cooling rack to cool down completely.
  8. Make the frosting by mixing the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and cinnamon.
  9. Spread the frosting on top of the cold loaf.

How Do I Store The Banana Bread?

Because the frosting doesn’t have a lot of sugar, this bread is best kept in the fridge for up to a week, or frozen for up to 3 months. Remember to store it in an airtight container.

Carrot Cake Banana Bread

Easy Wholesome Carrot Cake Banana Bread

This loaf is moist, full of warm species, and healthier than your regular banana bread!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 10 SERVINGS
Calories: 268kcal
Author: Katherine - Yummfully

Equipment

  • Mixing bowls
  • Whisk
  • Wooden spoon
  • Oven
  • 9x5-inch loaf pan

Ingredients

For the loaf:

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup oat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 medium overripe bananas
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp avocado or coconut oil
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • ¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • cup coconut milk
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts

For the frosting:

  • 4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  • Grease and flour a 9x5-inch loaf pan and preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • Whisk the all-purpose flour, oat flour, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, and salt in a medium-sized bowl. Set aside.
  • Mix the mashed bananas, brown sugar, egg, vanilla extract, oil, applesauce, and milk in a large bowl, using a whisk, until well combined.
  • Fold in the shredded carrots and coconut.
  • Stir in the dry ingredients using a spatula or wooden spoon until combined. Do not overmix.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 40-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • Let the loaf cool down in the pan for 10 minutes, unmold, and transfer it to a cooling rack to cool down completely.
  • Make the frosting by mixing the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and cinnamon.
  • Spread the frosting on top of the cold loaf and sprinkle the chopped pecans over the frosting.

Nutrition

Calories: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 77mg | Potassium: 185mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 37IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 8mg

Frequently Asked Questions

What If I Don’t Have Oat Flour?

You can make your own by placing regular rolled oats in a blender and pulsing until finely ground.

Can I Add Nuts Or Fruits To The Batter?

Yes, you can add the chopped nuts of your choice, or the dried fruit of your choice provided it is cut into small pieces.

Is There A Healthier Alternative To Brown Sugar?

Yes, you can use coconut sugar in the same quantity.

Can I Make This Recipe Vegan?

You can, instead of using an egg, try using a flax egg and use a vegan cream cheese substitute for the frosting.

Can I Make Muffins Instead Of Bread?

Yes, just adjust the baking time to 15-20 minutes for regular-sized muffin tins.

What Can I Use Instead Of Applesauce?

You can use the same amount of mashed bananas or pumpkin puree.

How Do I Know When The Bread Is Done?

Insert a toothpick in the center. If it comes out clean (without wet batter), the loaf is done. A few crumbs are ok, but you don’t want any wet batter.

Carrot Cake Banana Bread

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